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Integrating Transgender Survivors into Shelter and Support Groups (Webinar)
April 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
A co-sponsored webinar with FORGE and JWI.
This training is the second of two webinars. For information on the first webinar — Working with Transgender Survivors: Core Information for Domestic Violence and Allied Professionals — contact JWI.
This webinar will explore two common support services for domestic violence survivors that are often not accessible for transgender victims: 1. shelters and 2. support groups. Traditionally, these services have been restricted to non-transgender women or they have been sex-segregated, excluding male survivors (transgender and non-transgender) or individuals who do not identify within the gender binary (as male or female). A growing number of shelters and support groups affirm that inclusion of survivors of all genders is much easier than some may think! Two 2016 FORGE research studies of shelters and support group facilitators will inform discussion of best practices. Case examples will illustrate ways to include transgender and non-binary survivors into needed – and often life-saving – services.
As a result of this training participants will be able to:
- List 3 areas in which shelters can make small changes to improve access to transgender survivors.
- Name one myth and countering fact about gender-integrated support groups.
- State two resources where domestic violence providers and other allied professionals can learn more about better serving transgender survivors.