FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Our role as a technical assistance provider has allowed us to directly see key continued and emerging challenges many agencies are experiencing in serving sexual assault survivors of all genders.
Our work is rooted in two foundational principles: Being trauma-informed and empowerment-focused in all the work we do both with survivors and with victim service professionals. We are also guided by research and evidence-based strategies, but are highly aware that when working with marginalized populations sometimes the most successful solutions are charting new territory and creating new best practices.
We have a long history of crafting dynamic in-person, remote-access, and print-based training materials in ways that are highly accessible to many types of victim service providers, as well as many learning levels and styles. To sample some of our training materials, you can:
- Access over 50 hours of recorded webinars at http://forge-forward.org/trainings-events/recorded-webinars/;
- Read dozens of short and long publications at http://forge-forward.org/publications-resources/anti-violence-publications/;
- Visit an extensive toolkit created with the Office for Victims of Crime at http://www.ovc.gov/pubs/forge/index.html; and
- Engage with us via our active social media platforms: