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June 2017

We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups (NSAC)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
NSAC 2017 – Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Men, boys, transgender men/boys, transgender women/girls, and non-binary individuals experience high rates of sexual abuse and assault.  Survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them recognize they are not alone, providing space to share their story with others in a safe environment, and gaining skills within a group dynamic to advance their healing.  This workshop will share the results of a 2016 FORGE national survey of sexual assault…

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Survivors and Unsung Heroes: Advocating for Transgender People Behind Bars (NSAC)

June 8 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
NSAC 2017 – Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Presented by Just Detention International Linda McFarlane, Deputy Executive Director, JDI Morgan Givens, Program Officer, JDI JDI Survivor Council Member Transgender Prisoner Advocate Transgender people are incarcerated at higher rates than other people, and once inside, face unacceptable risk of sexual abuse and harassment. Often forgotten and marginalized, transgender survivors of sexual abuse have been some of the most powerful advocates in the work to end sexual abuse in detention. During this…

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Anti-Transgender Bathroom Bills: When Legislation Provokes Fear Not Safety (NSAC)

June 8 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
NSAC 2017 – Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Increasing numbers of states and localities are proposing legislation to restrict or eliminate the right of transgender people to use public bathrooms or locker rooms. Sexual assault agencies across the country are asking what they can do to both support transgender communities and counter myths about sexual assault linkages to transgender rights. This workshop will help organizations effectively respond to the false charges that trans people’s rights threaten women’s and children’s safety,…

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Together We Stand: Transgender Inclusion (NSAC)

June 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
NSAC 2017 – Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference Many organizations are committed to serving ALL survivors.  What that looks like and how agencies reach points of inclusion, confidence in serving, and maintaining their dedication to specific sub-populations of survivors may look different from one organization to the next.  This moderated panel discussion will bring together leaders that have been steadfast in their commitment to transgender inclusion.  Topics will include sharing what that commitment looks like, outreach strategies, and the rewards…

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

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
NSAC 2017 – Hilton Anatole Dallas, 2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207 United States
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A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference We all know thinking outside of the box is critical for providers working with sexual assault 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 and gender non-conforming clients.  Both sex-segregated and gender-integrated service systems and approaches can benefit from learning more about non-binary identities,…

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July 2017

Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups (webinar)

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Sexual assault survivors derive many benefits from participating in support groups. Unfortunately, current widespread practices of holding only single-gender support groups deprive many transgender, non-binary, and male survivors of opportunities to benefit from these core services. FORGE surveyed and interviewed dozens of facilitators to identify concerns about all-gender groups and, most importantly, how experienced facilitators have effectively countered them. This webinar highlights this invaluable expertise so that more advocates can be part of the solution, extending support group services to…

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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 About the conference: Mark your calendars now for this 1.5 day conference featuring nationally-renowned experts as well as experts from Indiana! Registration is now open! Register here. We encourage you to read our detailed registration info, which you can find here.   Keynote Speakers: Sut Jhally, PhD (Professor of Communication at University of Mass. at…

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

September 7
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 About the conference: Mark your calendars now for this 1.5 day conference featuring nationally-renowned experts as well as experts from Indiana! Registration is now open! Register here. We encourage you to read our detailed registration info, which you can find here.   Keynote Speakers: Sut Jhally, PhD (Professor of Communication at University of Mass. at…

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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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