Creating a “Safe Space”

  • THE SETTING
    • Arrange your office in a supportive and neutral manner:
    • Make sure your magnet or sticker is visible
    • If you have LGBTQ friendly materials have them available and ready
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 Help students define their own issues (feelings, thoughts, ideas)
  • What are the main problems or issues?
  • Are they related to campus, roommate, or home?
  •  Help structure limitations and future relationships
    • REFER!
    • Refer students to appropriate services, counseling center, campus safety, or the Office for Social Issues