Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Together We Stand: Transgender Inclusion (NSAC)

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

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Many organizations are committed to serving ALL survivors.  What that looks like and how agencies reach points of inclusion, confidence in serving, and maintaining their dedication to specific sub-populations of survivors may look different from one organization to the next.  This moderated panel discussion will bring together […]

  • Survivors and Unsung Heroes: Advocating for Transgender People Behind Bars (NSAC)

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

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Presented by Just Detention International Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, JDI Morgan Givens, Program Officer, JDI JDI Survivor Council Member Transgender Prisoner Advocate Transgender people are incarcerated at higher rates than other people, and once inside, face unacceptable risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Often forgotten and […]

  • We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups (NSAC)

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

    A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Men, boys, transgender men/boys, transgender women/girls, and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual abuse and assault.  Survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them recognize they are not alone, providing space to share their story with others in a safe environment, and […]

  • Bathroom boogeymen: Reclaiming safety and decency for us all (TN Coalition)

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

    A keynote at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Transgender and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual assault, intimate partner violence and other forms of victimization.   Over the past few years, the public discourse has focused almost exclusively on which bathrooms transgender individuals have a right to […]

  • Sheltering Transgender Survivors (TN Coalition)

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

    A workshop at the Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence’s 2017 Annual Conference Abstract: Every survivor has a unique story. Yet, victim service agencies often know little about transgender survivors’ or their stories. This workshop will share qualitative survivor and provider experiences, as well as provide quantitative data about the barriers, needs, successes, […]