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SAFEta Webinar Series: Transgender Survivors

June 30, 2011


Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies for Providers

June 30th, 2011 at  2:00 pm – 3:30 pm ET

Register today!  https://m360.iafn.org/event.aspx?eventID=27520

The National Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic Examinations is based on the concept of delivering high quality, victim centered care for all sexual assault victims.  Transgendered Survivors of sexual violence have their own unique issues that may complicate their care.  Michael Munson and Loree Cook-Daniels from FORGE will present this webinar on caring for transgender patients.

This fast-paced webinar will encourage providers to expand their transgender vocabulary and  conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender sexual assault, domestic violence and/or hate violence survivors.  Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve transgender survivors and loved ones.  Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing transgender survivors and service providers.  Participants will leave with practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying an lowering barriers to service, and improving effective services to transgender survivors and loved ones.

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 is groundbreaking, stressing 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 is the Policy and Program Director for FORGE, a Milwaukee-based national transgender and SOFFA (Significant Others, Friends, Families and Allies) organization.  She has been a policy analyst and advocate for LGBT issues for mare 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. Dept of Justice Office on Violence Against Women.

Learn more about SAFE-ta by going to their website: http://www.safeta.org/

Learn more about the International Association of Forensic Nurses at http://www.iafn.org/


June 30, 2011
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United States