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August 2016

National Sexual Assault Conference

August 31 - September 2
Unnamed Venue,
Washington, DC United States

FORGE is pleased to be tabling at the National Sexual Assault Conference again this year! Find us in the vendor area to make FREE buttons that express your feelings, identity, and creativity. We look forward to speaking with you and sharing a wide array of resources with you to bring back to your agency and peer network. We are proud to be co-sponsoring the Male Track again this year with 1in6.org Check back for updates on workshops that will be…

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NSAC mini-track: Support for Males Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse or Assault

August 31 - September 2

1in6, Inc., in partnership with FORGE, is co-sponsoring a mini-track – “Support for Males Who Have Experienced Sexual Abuse or Assault” – at the upcoming 2016 National Sexual Assault Conference, August 31 – September 2 in Washington, DC. Each of the four workshops on the track will provide a valuable perspective and tools to help you support males of all backgrounds, who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences to live healthier, happier lives. We look forward to seeing you…

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Complex Communities, Simple Solutions: Making a difference for transgender survivors (NSAC)

August 31 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Description: This fast-paced training will stimulate attendees to expand their conceptual framework(s) about transgender survivors of sexual violence. Trans-specific research will highlight barriers to accessing services, as well as some of the unique challenges trans survivors face. Data will also guide discussion on how providers and systems can lower barriers and integrate effective strategies to better serve trans survivors. Attendees will leave feeling empowered, with clear and direct practical steps on how to make agencies trans-accessible, culturally responsive, and welcoming.…

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Transgender Sexual Health: An Advocate’s Guide to Disclosure, Exposure and Consent – NSAC

August 31 @ 2:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Description: For transgender and gender non-conforming survivors of sexual assault, negotiating their trans history, survivor status, consent and other needs can be daunting. In this highly interactive workshop, facilitators will guide advocates through activities that explore these topics so they may build the skills necessary to better serve the transgender community. Presenters: Katie Taylor michael munson   Conference: National Sexual Assault Conference http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac  

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September 2016

Working with Trans Men: Unique Challenges and Opportunities for Healing (NSAC)

September 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Description: An interactive workshop focusing on the unique service implications of working with transgender men who have experienced childhood or adult sexual abuse/assault.  This workshop will focus on mental health services (acute and long term, both one-on-one 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 survivors.   Conference: National Sexual Assault Conference http://www.nsvrc.org/nsac  

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