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January 2015

MESA: Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault Conference

January 29 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wyndham Indianapolis West,
2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN United States
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About the Gathering: MESA’s Multicultural Gathering is an event that focuses on developing strategies for sexual violence prevention in under-served and under-represented communities. The gathering focuses on giving voice to the needs of Latina, Muslim, Asian, African-American/Black, Native American Indian, Tribal, Indigenous and all Ethnically/Racially diverse, Deaf communities and LGBTQ+ Communities and People with disabilities in the violence prevention movement. This Multicultural Gathering will provide people from under-served and under-represented communities from all over the country the opportunity to connect…

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(MESA) Improving Culturally Responsive Sexual Assault Services to Transgender Survivors

January 29 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 pm
Wyndham Indianapolis West,
2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN United States
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This interactive and fast-paced workshop will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender non-binary sexual assault survivors. Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve trans* survivors and loved ones. Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing trans* survivors and service providers. Participants will leave with a deeper conceptual understanding of the challenges trans survivors…

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(MESA) Increasing Access and Respect to Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

January 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wyndham Indianapolis West,
2544 Executive Drive, Indianapolis, IN United States
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At least 50% of transgender individuals are survivors of sexual assault: does your agency know how to reach and serve them? FORGE staff will present data from a 2011 study of 1005 transgender respondents on their barriers to crime victim services, beliefs and fears about seeking post-assault care, and what qualities and variables transgender survivors and loved ones desire in victim service agencies. Data and concepts will also enhance prevention strategies. Engaging exercises will help participants develop practical short- and…

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