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Bridging the Gap: Creating a Community of Support for Survivors with Disabilities
October 31, 2012 @ 8:00 am - November 1, 2012 @ 5:00 pm
Transgender Survivors: Empowering providers who work with multiply-marginalized populations
Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience extremely high rates violence, as well as live with higher-than-average rates of physical and mental health conditions. This interactive workshop will dynamically engage participants with core information and statistics about who transgender people are, the types and magnitude of violence they encounter, and the key intersections between disability and traumatic experience. Attendees will gain new insights about the barriers that transgender survivors living with disabilities face. Providers will learn constructive, practical, and memorable strategies that will enable them to more effectively work with this multiply-marginalized population, with an overt focus on techniques and concepts that empower both providers and transgender survivors.
- Participants will leave with a more complex and complete understanding of the diversity within the transgender/gender non-conforming community.
- Participants will leave with greater awareness of the possible reasons why rates of disability and/or trauma are higher within the transgender community.
- Participants will leave will concrete strategies for addressing barriers that can keep transgender people with disabilities from receiving services.