Archive for August, 2013

  • Writing to Heal begins August 19, 2013

    The next Writing to Heal course (online) is just around the corner, starting August 19, 2013.  Please join us! Writing to Heal: Soothing the Soul (through words, images, and experiential activities) is a dynamic, experiential and reflective writing-based course that encourages and allows participants to transform feelings about past abuse, assault or violence into empowered […]

  • Opening the Doors to Transgender Victims of Crime (NCVC)

    • Date: August 5th, 2013
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    Description: 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 accessing crime victim services, beliefs and fears about seeking post-crime care, and what qualities and variables […]

  • Transgender Bodies/Psyches (NSAC)

    • Date: August 4th, 2013
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    Medically Navigating (and advocating for) Trans Survivors Description: Navigating medical services and advocacy with transgender survivors may be uncharted territory for forensic nurses and advocates. Through expanding transgender conceptual frameworks, experiential workshop content will focus on trans-specific barriers, body geography and disconnect(s), with an emphasis on facilitating empowerment-based choices for trans survivors. Participants will leave […]

  • Anti-transgender hate violence webinar registration open

    Registration is now open for the August 8, 2013 webinar “Anti-Transgender Hate Violence: Mobilizing Communities After High Profile Crimes.”  Learn more about this free webinar — and register today — by going to

  • Anti-Transgender Hate Violence: Mobilizing Communities After High Profile Crimes

    • Date: August 3rd, 2013
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    Archived Recording (Webinar originally recorded on August 8, 2013) Description:  Anti-transgender hate violence presents complex and compounded challenges for both victims and services providers.  Hate violence often crumbles a community’s sense of safety and renders members powerless and vulnerable.  To be effective, providers must be able to appreciate and respond to the various levels and meanings […]