Archive for September, 2016

  • Support group facilitators: We want to hear from you!

    Have you facilitated one or more support groups for sexual assault survivors?  Do you know others who have? If yes, we’d like to hear from you! By sharing your experiences, you will be contributing your expertise to the creation of more resources for support group facilitators who work with sexual assault survivors. FORGE is creating […]

  • Raliance funded support group facilitators project

    September 19, 2016 In times of massive social and political change, people often wish for a guide that explains what is happening, why it is happening, and how they are supposed to cope. With Raliance funding, FORGE is setting out to create just that for sexual assault services – specifically, why and how to create […]

  • Experiencing Peace

    • Date: September 17th, 2016
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    Description: This experiential workshop will gently guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed exercises designed to promote well-being. Some exercises will be done solo, while others will be more interactive. Everyone can choose to participate or just witness at all times. Treat yourself to kindness, community, and creativity!

  • The Brain on Trauma: Understanding Violence’s Consequences on our Mind, Body, and Community

    • Date: September 17th, 2016
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    Description: Trans and non-binary people experience bullying, harassment, abuse, assault and hate violence at alarmingly high rates.  Living through traumatic experiences doesn’t mean people have an understanding of how these experiences impact daily life. This workshop will translate the characteristics and complexity of short and long term traumatic responses into user-friendly language, allowing attendees to […]

  • Violence and Trauma in the Trans Community: Practical Skills for Service Providers

    • Date: September 17th, 2016
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    (download PDF flyer) Description: This fast-paced, 3-hour, interactive workshop will encourage attendees to expand their existing framework associated with trans language, as well as theoretical concepts and approaches to working with transgender survivors. Trans-specific research will highlight the extent and kinds of violence and trauma transgender and non-binary people experience, exploring the long-term behavioral, cognitive, […]

  • Come on in: Improving skills to welcome trans survivors into shelter (and other services)

    • Date: September 14th, 2016
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    A training for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Description: Intimate partner violence (IPV) does not discriminate on the basis of gender identity or gender expression.  (Shelters shouldn’t either!)  This practical training will engage participants to improve their knowledge and skills in respectfully serving and sheltering transgender and non-binary survivors.  Trans-specific data will guide discussions […]

  • Background Materials on Anti-Trans “Bathroom Bills”

    Many states and local jurisdictions are still considering banning transgender people from public bathrooms as a “sexual assault prevention” measure. This two-page list of web links collects most of what you might want to know, from general overviews of the issue and lists of where such bills are pending to studies of sexual predators and […]