Archive for May, 2017

  • PrideFest Health and Wellness

    FORGE is once against a co-sponsor of the Health and Wellness area at Milwaukee Pride. The “Exercising Pride: PrideFest Health & Wellness” area was created as a space to increase the visibility of LGBTQ non-profit organizations and programs and to showcase their robustness and viability. Each booth has fun and creative activities that engage participants […]

  • Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups (webinar)

    • Date: May 16th, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    Description: Sexual assault survivors derive many benefits from participating in support groups. Unfortunately, current widespread practices of holding only single-gender support groups deprive many transgender, non-binary, and male survivors of opportunities to benefit from these core services. FORGE surveyed and interviewed dozens of facilitators to identify concerns about all-gender groups and, most importantly, how experienced […]

  • Outside the Boxes: Working with Gender Non-binary Survivors (Futures)

    • Date: May 13th, 2017
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    A workshop at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Workshop description: We all know thinking outside of the box is critical for providers working with survivors.  When survivors live and identify outside of the culturally defined male and female gender boxes, it is even more important for providers to be adaptive, creative, and […]

  • Intersections of transgender rates of intimate violence and health disparities (Futures)

    • Date: May 13th, 2017
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    Intersections of transgender rates of intimate violence and health disparities: A look at newly released national data A workshop at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Workshop description: A growing body of research highlights high rates of sexual and domestic violence within transgender populations. Coupled with these increased rates of singular- and poly-victimization […]

  • Experiencing Peace (PTHC)

    • Date: May 13th, 2017
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    A workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will lovingly guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed experiences designed to promote a sense of calm, respite from the often harsh world, and a deeper feeling of well-being. Some exercises will be reflective (solo), while others will be more interactive. Everyone […]

  • Breathing in Love: Support and Kindness for Providers (IN)

    A workshop at the first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response, hosted by the ICESA Campus Consortium [ http://indianacesa.org/event/campus-consortium-conference/ ] Description: This interactive workshop will gently guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed experiences designed to promote a sense of calm, respite from the often harsh world, and a deeper […]

  • Practice Implications of Transgender Victimization Data (IN)

    A workshop at the first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response, hosted by the ICESA Campus Consortium [ http://indianacesa.org/event/campus-consortium-conference/ ] Description: A growing body of research highlights high rates of sexual and domestic violence within transgender and non-binary populations. Coupled with these increased rates of singular- and poly-victimization are negative […]

  • Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups

    A practical guide for support group facilitators, therapists, and decision-makers Sexual assault survivors derive many benefits from participating in support groups. Unfortunately, current widespread practices of holding only single-gender support groups deprive many transgender, non-binary, and male survivors of opportunities to benefit from these core services. FORGE surveyed and interviewed dozens of facilitators to identify […]

  • Outside the Boxes: Working with Gender Non-binary Survivors (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
    • Subjects: Featured

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference We all know thinking outside of the box is critical for providers working with sexual assault survivors.  When survivors live and identify outside of the culturally defined male and female gender boxes, it is even more important for providers to be adaptive, creative, and knowledgeable about how […]

  • Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills: When Legislation Provokes Fear Not Safety (NSAC)

    • Date: May 2nd, 2017
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    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Increasing numbers of states and localities are proposing legislation to restrict or eliminate the right of transgender people to use public bathrooms or locker rooms. Sexual assault agencies across the country are asking what they can do to both support transgender communities and counter myths about sexual […]