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September 2017

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 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am
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 @ 9:50 am - 12:10 pm
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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October 2017

Complex Roles of Adverse Childhood Experiences and Culturally-Specific Variables in the Lives of Trans Youth

October 3 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Hawaii’s Transgender and non-binary individuals experience high rates of many forms violence. Transgender youth often directly experience adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as bullying, neglect, physical and emotional abuse, isolation, sexual assault, teen dating violence, and other types of victimization. Many transgender youth are also exposed to family violence, in addition to witnessing discrimination, harassment, abuse, and violence within their peer circles. Transgender and non-binary youth who directly experience violence (or are a witness to it) are likely to develop…

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Supporting Trans and Non-Binary Youth Survivors of Sexual Assault (Kauai)

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center, 4530 Kali Road
Lihue, HI United States
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Content highlights: a. Trans/non-binary youth 101 b. Trans youth-specific victimization data c. Health implications of victimization (ACEs + trans-specific) d. Impact of anti-trans legislation on trans and non-binary youth e. Intersections and compounded effects polyvictimization   RSVP: Matthew [at] ywcakauai [dot] org 808.245.5959 ext. 256 Transgender and non-binary youth are a growing demographic.  Trans youth are disproportionately impacted by many forms of sexual violence and other types of victimization.  Join us for a dense four hour training that explores victimization data of trans youth,…

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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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Beyond the Letters: The ABCs of Working with LGBTQ Survivors (NCVC)

December 5 - December 7

A workshop at the 2017 National Center for Victims of Crime Conference https://victimsofcrime.org/ Description: We all have many identities and experiences that make us who we are. This is true for LGBTQ victims or crime, as well. This session will review core information about who LGBTQ survivors are, including prevalence and other victimization data. An exploration of common barriers LGBTQ survivors face will engage attendees in thinking broadly about the many intersections associated with gender, gender identity and expression, sexual…

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