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Safety planning with transgender clients
January 10, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
[Recorded January 10, 2013 @ 2:00 – 3:30pm Central.]
Individuals who are in an abusive relationship benefit from the support of professionals who can help them create a safety plan. Providers and advocates who are aware of the unique concerns and challenges that transgender and gender non-conforming individuals may experience will be better able to assist their clients in creating an effective safety plan. This webinar will review core components of intimate partner violence and safety planning; provide information on transgender-specific abuse tactics and planning strategies; offer many transgender-specific examples and potential solutions; and provide a tool for working with clients who seek to reduce harm or leave an abusive relationship.
No worksheets for this webinar.
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 has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K121 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.