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safe space

A place where one will not encounter mistreatment, discrimination, and, in some cases, words or activities that could trigger reminders of past psychological trauma. The campus needs a safe space for the LGBTQ community. Is there a safe space for trauma victims to go after that lecture on human trafficking?
See also: safe, space
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It's quiet which is perfect for him and he's the safe space to explore.
It is hoped that the safe space model will encourage more participants in investigations to speak out about safety concerns to help identify and address risks across the NHS.
Counselors and campers should actively remind each other of the group norms throughout the summer to ensure the safe space continues to evolve.
Clarke (above) said: "Before we encourage people to do that (come out) we must create the safe space where they can expect to be respected and not be abused.
Notice how the locus of responsibility for furnishing the safe space is firmly situated with the teacher in Dumas's (2008) call to address homophobia and heterosexism in ESL classrooms.
Judd also noted that UNFPA offers 20 different safe spaces at this time in Turkey, hopefully we will increase that and the safe space I visited today is in Istanbul and I had great pleasure of meeting a bunch of kids.
Without the protection afforded by the safe space the policy development process would be markedly more difficult.
Safe in Tees Valley, a social enterprise that advances public safety by promoting crime prevention and community safety, was instrumental in Boro Taxis joining the Safe Space initiative.
Hoopes was founder and academic advisor for the Sinclair Brite Signal Alliance and co-founder of the Safe Space Training Program for faculty and staff at Sinclair.
The safe space of a gay-straight alliance student club is bounded by the structure of school regulations, the policy decisions of school authorities, and the cultural climates that vary greatly in their acceptance of LGBTQ students.
There were so many places in the punk and early hip-hop scenes where I felt comfortable as a girl that I didn't feel the need to seek out the safe space you'd find in a woman's music festival.
Also, victims in transit who need a place to stay on their way to another destination can use the safe space network.
Founded in 1919 as the Queensboro Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Safe Space opened its first children's shelter in 1928 and eventually expanded to provide a broad array of services - homes for teen mothers and their babies, emergency residences for adolescents in crisis, mental health services, creative arts therapy, community health education, school-based enrichment programs, The Safe Space Players peer outreach/theater group for at-risk youth, and counseling targeted to young people.
The Safe Space will have chairs for people to go and rest, water for hydration, advice and assistance for safe transport options, basic first aid and mobile phone charging, so that young people can contact their friends or arrange a lift home, Mr Ramsay said.