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August 2017

Core Skills to Effectively Work with Transgender Survivors (Amarillo, TX)

August 24

A training sponsored by the Family Support Services of Amarillo, Texas FREE!  Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/core-skills-to-effectively-work-with-transgender-survivors-with-michael-munson-tickets-36615911176?aff=es2 Description: A fast-paced, interactive day focused on improving skills for law enforcement, medical and forensic staff, advocates, therapists, campus and other victim service staff in effectively working with transgender survivors. The day will cover core concepts about who transgender and non-binary people are, prevalence rates and key data about victimization, federal protections and non-discrimination laws. Participants will learn about the implications of controversial present-day issues…

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Serving Transgender Survivors: Exploring Deeper Solutions (Amarillo, TX)

August 25

A 2 day training sponsored by the Family Support Services of Amarillo, TX FREE!  Register today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/core-skills-to-effectively-work-with-transgender-survivors-with-michael-munson-tickets-36615911176?aff=es2 Description: Building on day one (Core Skills to Effectively Work with Transgender Survivors), the curriculum will be geared more towards advocates, therapists, other staff working at sexual assault or domestic violence-focused agencies.  Participants will gain trans-specific knowledge and skills about safety planning/harm reduction.  Content will explore gender-integrated sexual assault support groups and the benefits for all genders of survivors.  A deeper look at…

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September 2017

Practice Implications of Transgender Victimization Data (IN)

September 6
Renaissance Indianapolis North, 11925 N Meridian
St Carmel, IN 46032 United States
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A workshop at the first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response, hosted by the ICESA Campus Consortium Description: A growing body of research highlights high rates of sexual and domestic violence within transgender and non-binary 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, transgender exclusions in health insurance, stigma,…

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Breathing in Love: Support and Kindness for Providers (IN)

September 6
Renaissance Indianapolis North, 11925 N Meridian
St Carmel, IN 46032 United States
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A workshop at the first annual statewide conference focusing on campus sexual assault prevention and response, hosted by the ICESA Campus Consortium Description: This interactive workshop will gently guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed experiences designed to promote a sense of calm, respite from the often harsh world, and a deeper feeling of well-being. Some exercises will be reflective (solo), while others will be more interactive. Everyone can choose to participate or witness at their level of comfort. Treat…

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Serving Trans/Non-binary SA and IPV Survivors (PTHC)

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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A workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Workshop Description: More than half of transgender and non-binary individuals have survived sexual assault, and at least a third have experienced intimate partner violence. Trans and non-binary survivors thrive best when working with mental health providers who are able to use their existing clinical knowledge and tap into additional layers of trans-specific respect and cultural competency.  Existing laws and policies also enable survivors to access additional support services (e.g. shelter, survivor-specific support…

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Experiencing Peace (PTHC)

September 8 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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A workshop at the Philadelphia Trans Health Conference Workshop Description: This interactive workshop will lovingly guide participants through a selection of trauma-informed experiences designed to promote a sense of calm, respite from the often harsh world, and a deeper feeling of well-being. Some exercises will be reflective (solo), while others will be more interactive. Everyone can choose to participate or witness at their level of comfort. Treat yourself to kindness, community, and creativity! Presenters: michael munson & Loree Cook-Daniels

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Working with trans men (HJA)

September 25

Working with trans men: unique challenges and opportunities for healing Description: An interactive workshop focusing on the unique service implications of working with transgender men who have experienced childhood or adult sexual abuse/assault.  The workshop will focus on mental health services (acute and long term, both 1-on-1 therapy and groups, traditional and non-traditional healing modalities), acute post-assault care (forensic exams and other medical interventions), and longer term physical health implications.  Participants will leave feeling more confident in working with trans-masculine…

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Intersections of transgender rates of intimate violence and health disparities (Futures)

September 27
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Intersections of transgender rates of intimate violence and health disparities: A look at newly released national data A workshop at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Workshop description: 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…

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Outside the Boxes: Working with Gender Non-binary Survivors (Futures)

September 28
San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel, 780 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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A workshop at the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence Workshop description: We all know thinking outside of the box is critical for providers working with survivors.  When survivors live and identify outside of the culturally defined male and female gender boxes, it is even more important for providers to be adaptive, creative, and knowledgeable about how to best work with non-binary clients. Content will include a highlight of navigating sex-segregated or sex-specific systems, as well as exploring traditional…

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December 2017

Bathrooms, Bullies, and Bystanders (NCVC)

December 5 - December 7

A workshop at the 2017 National Center for Victims of Crime Conference https://victimsofcrime.org/ Description: Restrictive legislation is limiting the basic right of transgender and non-binary individuals to use public bathrooms and locker rooms. Additionally, youth and adults, politicians and citizens, parents and teachers, atheists and people of faith, (and even some victim service providers) are all too often engaging in anti-trans bullying, discrimination, and assault. Victim service agencies across the country are asking what they can do to both support…

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