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Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

June 12, 2014 @ 5:40 pm - 7:00 pm

Description: 

Although the data about transgender elders and trauma is still limited, the research that does exist indicates both high levels of traumatic history and significant implications for health and wellness.  Many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience higher than average abuse, violence and neglect than non-transgender peers throughout their lifespan.  This interactive workshop will share available data and focus on its service implications of working with transgender older adults who are often hesitant or unwilling to access care, live with higher rates of mental and physical health conditions, need the sensitivity of both trauma- and trans-informed caregivers, and who may need support with key social and interpersonal skills to effectively receive the care they need.  Multiple additional resources will be shared.

 

Michael Munson

michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.

 

Loree Cook-Daniels

Loree Cook-Daniels is the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a Milwaukee-based national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) organization. She has been a policy analyst and advocate for LGBT issues for more than 35 years, and began working on anti-violence issues in the 1980s. She holds degrees in Women’s Studies and Conflict Management, and a Certificate in Trauma Counseling. She currently provides training, technical assistance, and/or services to transgender sexual violence survivors and the professionals who serve them under grants from the U.S. Office of Victims of Crime and the U.S. Office of Violence Against Women.

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Date:
June 12, 2014
Time:
5:40 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

PTHC-2014
1101 Arch St
Philadelphia, PA United States
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