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Philadelphia Trans Health Conference
May 31, 2012 - June 2, 2012
Translating Trauma: A user-friendly guide to understanding and healing
Trans* and gender non-conforming people experience bullying, harassment, abuse, assault and hate violence at alarmingly high rates. Trans* people whose identities intersect with race, age, class, incarceration history, dis/ability, and others, often experience the highest rates of violence. Living through trauma 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 recognize the signs of trauma in their own life and in others’. Tools, skills, and interactive exercises will allow participants to identify where (and how) they can make healthy changes to minimize the overt and covert invasiveness of trauma in their day-to-day lives.
Participants will be able to…
- Identify at least 3 common characteristics that can be the result of surviving trauma.
- List at least 3 techniques people can use to modify or heal their trauma responses.
- Apply at least one tool to their own trauma history.
Presenter: michael munson