Day 9 – Increase the trans-savviness of domestic violence and sexual assault agencies
Increase the trans-savviness of domestic violence and sexual assault agencies.
Trans people are victimized in many ways, usually more than once. Help trans victims access the healing services and safety they need by ensuring that your local domestic violence and sexual assault programs and your state’s domestic violence/sexual assault Coalition(s) know how to receive free training and technical assistance from FORGE (www.forge-forward.org), including more than 50 hours of free online webinar training! You can find your state coalition(s) at the following website, and they can in turn direct you to your local programs: http://www.vawnet.org/links/state-coalitions
Some additional resources for domestic violence and sexual assault agencies:
- Office for Victims of Crime & FORGE “Toolkit: Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault” http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html
- Technical Assistance Guidance (with NRCDV), “Sheltering Transgender Women: Providing Welcoming Services”
- A trans specific tool: “Safety Planning: A Guide for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence” http://forge-forward.org/2013/01/safety-planning-tool/
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