Archive for April, 2016

  • Clinical Areas of Expertise…

    … we want to include you in our referral database! [Printable/sharable PDF:Therapist invitation letter] Jump directly to the assessment form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/trans-trauma-therapy April 30, 2016 Dear mental health provider or advocate: FORGE is enhancing our online therapist referral database for transgender and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault (and other forms of intimate crimes).  We are […]

  • Shelter for all survivors: Working with trans and LGB individuals

    • Date: April 21st, 2016
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    Part of the shelter/housing pre-conference institute at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions.  Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Shelters shouldn’t either.  […]

  • Balancing Trauma: Building A Trauma-Informed Artist’s Life (PTHC)

    • Date: April 14th, 2016
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    Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Trauma, whether it is from childhood abuse, losing a job, intimate partner violence, ableism, compassion fatigue, etc. can inform the ways that we structure our lives. We tend to build coping techniques that we may or may not find helpful and we do so in order to […]

  • Trauma-Informed Practices for Community Organizing (PTHC)

    • Date: April 14th, 2016
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    Workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Description: Organizing and leadership are hard work. Organizing within a community that is deeply impacted by trauma –bullying, discrimination, harassment, microaggressions, minority stress, sexual and intimate partner violence, hate-motivated violence, and more – can be even more challenging. This workshop will highlight common behaviors associated with trauma-based responses. […]

  • Shelter for all survivors: Working with trans and LGB individuals (NCCADV)

    • Date: April 13th, 2016
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    A pre-conference institute at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions. Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Shelters shouldn’t either.  This practical […]

  • HB2: The impact of anti-LGBT legislation on intimate partner violence

    • Date: April 13th, 2016
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    A keynote address at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence’s 2016 Biennial Conference: Transforming the National Conversation About Domestic Violence Through Homegrown Solutions.  Learn more about the Coalition and Conference at: http://www.nccadv.org/ Description: Federal legislation can have a profound effect on reducing victimization and increasing access to services for more survivors.  The Violence Against Women […]

  • Working with Trans Men: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Healing (NSAC)

    • Date: April 12th, 2016
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    Description: An interactive workshop focusing on the unique service implications of working with transgender men who have experienced childhood or adult sexual abuse/assault.  This workshop will focus on mental health services (acute and long term, both one-on-one therapy and groups, traditional and non-traditional healing modalities), acute post-assault care (forensic exams and other medical interventions), and […]

  • Transgender Sexual Health: An Advocate’s Guide to Disclosure, Exposure and Consent – NSAC

    • Date: April 12th, 2016
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    Description: For transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, negotiating their trans history, survivor status, consent and other needs can be daunting. In this highly interactive workshop, facilitators will guide advocates through activities that explore these topics so they may build the skills necessary to better serve the transgender community. Presenters: Katie Taylor michael […]

  • Complex Communities, Simple Solutions: Making a difference for transgender survivors (NSAC)

    • Date: April 12th, 2016
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    Description: This fast-paced training will stimulate attendees to expand their conceptual framework(s) about transgender survivors of sexual violence. Trans-specific research will highlight barriers to accessing services, as well as some of the unique challenges trans survivors face. Data will also guide discussion on how providers and systems can lower barriers and integrate effective strategies to […]

  • Sharable posts for SAAM

    • Date: April 2nd, 2016
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    Share! We’ve put together a selection of pre-designed #SAAM posts that we encourage you to take and repost to your own social media platforms. Although some of us know a lot about sexual assault, many more people need to be made aware of the impact of sexual assault on the transgender community. By simply reposting, […]