Safe Space Training Summary

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Byrd, R., & Hays, D. G. (2013). Evaluating a Safe Space Training for School Counselors and Trainees Using a Randomized Control Group Design. Professional School Counseling, 17(1), 20-31. Authors Rebekah Byrd and Danica G. Hays researched the benefits of training school counselors with Safe Space. The goal was to use this training to increase knowledge, awareness, and the skills counselors may need to work with LGBTQ youth and then attempt to quantify the program’s effectiveness. They utilized a group pretest-posttest design in which counselors and trainees tested their competency before the program and after. The specific study used for the training was GLSEN Safe Space: A How-to Guide for Starting an Allies Program. The study found that while
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