Archive for April, 2013

  • Opening the Doors to Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

    • Date: April 12th, 2013
    • Subjects:

    At least 50% of transgender individuals are survivors of sexual assault: does your agency know how to reach and serve them? FORGE staff will present data from a 2011 study of 1005 transgender respondents on their barriers to accessing sexual assault services, beliefs and fears about seeking post-assault care, and what qualities and variables transgender […]

  • Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies

    • Date: April 12th, 2013
    • Subjects:

    This interactive and fast-paced workshop will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender sexual assault 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 […]

  • “Walk a Mile. . .”

    • Date: April 7th, 2013
    • Subjects: News

    FORGE has received questions from a number of DV/SA organizations and community organizers asking whether the “Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” events are transphobic or otherwise offensive to transgender and gender non-conforming people. Some trans people may, indeed, see these events as transphobic. However, FORGE is far more concerned about the larger implications and […]

  • Boys and Men Healing (Free Film)

    Watch …this riveting documentary about the impact sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society Reflect …on how the lives of boys and men are deeply changed by childhood sexual abuse, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. Share …how sexual abuse of […]

  • Power and Control Tactics

    A brief two page handout detailing some tactics used against transgender victims and by transgender perpetrators of domestic violence. (Revised April, 2013)

  • Alverno Forum: Gendered Violence

    • Date: April 2nd, 2013
    • Subjects:

    Gendered Violence: Connecting Local Violence to Global Issues Explore issues of gender and violence, whether personal, political, or global. Does local violence represent social and political attitudes that can be linked to global practices? This interactive discussion with key community members will explore connections between local violence like domestic assault, gun and gender based violence, […]

  • Boys and Men Healing – Film Screening

    • Date: April 2nd, 2013
    • Subjects:

    Watch …this riveting documentary about the impact sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society Reflect …on how the lives of boys and men are deeply changed by childhood sexual abuse, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. Share …how sexual abuse of […]

  • Webinar: Power and Control

    Free monthly webinars to help victim service providers better serve transgender and gender non-conforming clients/survivors. Have you registered for the April 11, 2013 webinar on Power and Control Tactics Specific to Transgender people? (noon-1:30 Pacific, 1-2:30pm Mountain, 2-3:30pm Central, 3-4:30pm Eastern) It’s free and easy. Go to https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/603914671 Description: Power and control tactics are often […]