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October 2016

Violence and Trauma in the Trans Community: Practical Skills for Service Providers

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
VCU Student Commons,
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284 United States
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(download PDF flyer) Description: This fast-paced, 3-hour, interactive workshop will encourage attendees to expand their existing framework associated with trans language, as well as theoretical concepts and approaches to working with transgender survivors. Trans-specific research will highlight the extent and kinds of violence and trauma transgender and non-binary people experience, exploring the long-term behavioral, cognitive, and service resistance consequences. Attendees will leave with concrete and practical skills that will easily translate into what they can do to help trans survivors…

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The Brain on Trauma: Understanding Violence’s Consequences on our Mind, Body, and Community

October 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
VCU Student Commons,
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284 United States
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Description: Trans and non-binary people experience bullying, harassment, abuse, assault and hate violence at alarmingly high rates.  Living through traumatic experiences doesn't mean people have an understanding of how these experiences impact daily life. This workshop will translate the characteristics and complexity of short and long term traumatic responses into user-friendly language, allowing attendees to recognize the signs of trauma in their own life and in others'.  Tools, skills, and interactive exercises will allow participants to identify where (and how)…

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Experiencing Peace

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
VCU Student Commons,
907 Floyd Ave.
Richmond, VA 23284 United States
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Description: This experiential workshop will gently guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed exercises designed to promote well-being. Some exercises will be done solo, while others will be more interactive. Everyone can choose to participate or just witness at all times. Treat yourself to kindness, community, and creativity!

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