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April 2018

Beyond the Letters: The ABCs of Working with LGBTQ Survivors (WV)

April 11 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We all have many identities and experiences that make us who we are.  This is true for LGBTQ victims or crime, as well.  This session will review core information about who LGBTQ survivors are, including prevalence and other victimization data. An exploration of common barriers LGBTQ survivors face will engage attendees in thinking broadly about the many intersections associated with gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, race, disability, age, economics, employment, access to health care, and many other factors…

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Transgender Health: The Long Term Health Implications of Sexual Violence (WV)

April 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

A growing body of research highlights high rates of sexual and domestic violence within transgender populations. Coupled with these increased rates of singular- and poly-victimization are negative health implications, including disproportionately elevated rates of depression and suicidality, HIV, substance use/abuse and more.  Transgender-specific barriers to care due to poverty, insurance transgender exclusions, stigma, and provider lack of education or overt discrimination, result in transgender survivors of violence of all ages living with both poorer health and the long-term effects of…

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Become a trans-welcoming agency in 10 easy (and free) steps! (WV)

April 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Action-focused, empowerment-driven.  Participants will identify actions any agency can take to improve services to transgender/non-binary sexual violence survivors and loved ones.   This information will help agencies identify simple steps to become more welcoming, informed, respectful - and how nearly every action can be FREE and very possible to implement (now!).   At the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services' 18th Annual Sexual Assault and Stalking Symposium

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June 2018

#WeToo: Creating and sustaining movements that empower and include trans and queer survivors of intimate partner violence (UT)

June 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

At the Hope and Resilience Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah Description: The world that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) live in has changed radically over the past two years. Title IX roll-backs. Bathroom bills. Trump/Pence. Religious exemptions. Office of Civil Rights protection shifts. These seemingly unrelated political issues deeply impact LGBTQ IPV survivors and loved ones. Fortunately, even with substantial setbacks in policy and legislation, advocates, shelter staff, state agency workers,…

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