SAFEta Victim Centered Care Series
Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies for Providers
This archived webinar is now available in IAFN's Online Learning Center.
This fast-paced webinar will encourage providers to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender sexual assault, domestic violence and/or hate violence survivors. Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve transgender survivors and loved ones. Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing transgender survivors and service providers. Participants will leave with practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying an lowering barriers to service, and improving effective services to transgender survivors and loved ones.
Michael Munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology with an emphasis in trauma. Munson's work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.
Loree Cook-Daniels is the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a Milwaukee-based national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Families and Allies) organization. She has been a policy analyst and advocate for LGBT issues for mare than 35 years, and began working on anti-violence issues in the 1980s. She holds degrees in Women's Studies and Conflict Management and a certificate in Trauma counseling. She currently provides training, technical assistance and/or services to transgender sexual violence survivors and the professionals who serve them under grants from the U.S. Office of Victims of Crime and the U.S. Dept of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.
Handouts for the Webinar:
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Bibliography for the Webinar