Archive for November, 2015

  • National Tribal College – Developing Tribal SART Responses

    • Date: November 12th, 2015
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    SERVING THOSE MOST AT RISK: Developing Tribal SART Responses For Victim Advocates, Law Enforcement, Healthcare Providers, Social Services Providers, Courts and Criminal and Civil Justice Providers Learn more and register:—Limited-Spaces-Available-.html?soid=1115285981391&aid=AGc5ngQlIGM  

  • National Tribal Trial College

    • Date: November 11th, 2015
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    SERVING THOSE MOST AT RISK: DEVELOPING TRIBAL SART RESPONSES Southwest Center for Law and Policy More information posted soon!

  • “At the Intersection of Public & Private Pain: LGBT Elder Abuse”

    • Date: November 11th, 2015
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    Domestic Violence in Later Life Conference This conference will focus on engaging and building relationships with elders who have experienced abuse and other types of trauma in their lives. One key focus will be on LGBT elders. How do we talk with LGBT elders about the adverse situations and experiences that they have encountered? Why […]

  • Day 11 – Help someone obtain surgery

    #30DaysOfAction Help someone obtain surgery Not all transgender people want gender-related surgery. For those who do, it can be financially difficult to obtain. Some states still require surgeries before they will change identification papers, and having non-matching identification documents (IDs) increase the risks a trans person will experience violence. Here are # ways to help: […]

  • Day 10 – Push organizations and government systems to become trauma-informed

    #30DaysOfAction Push organizations and government systems to become trauma-informed. Some trauma specialists put it this way: “In our experience, it is extremely rare to encounter a formally designated perpetrator who is not also demonstrably a victim of some form of abuse, early trauma, or extreme neglect.” (1) Institutions from schools through social service agencies through […]

  • Day 9 – Increase the trans-savviness of domestic violence and sexual assault agencies

    #30DaysOfAction Increase the trans-savviness of domestic violence and sexual assault agencies. Trans people are victimized in many ways, usually more than once. Help trans victims access the healing services and safety they need by ensuring that your local domestic violence and sexual assault programs and your state’s domestic violence/sexual assault Coalition(s) know how to receive […]

  • Day 8 – Inspire with affirming images

    #30DaysOfAction Inspire yourself and others with affirming images. FORGE’s Espavo project collects professional-created photographs of transgender survivors of sexual assault, and our supporters. Many survivors include statements addressing “how they took their power” (the meaning of Espavo); others tell all without any words. Check out the Espavo online gallery at: Arrange to have the […]

  • Day 7 – Accessing healing resources

    #30DaysOfAction Access (or help a trans survivor access) healing resources. People who have been the victims of a crime are more likely to experience more crimes. That fact makes healing trauma a prevention measure: healing can help you learn about safer behaviors and environments. Some of the first actions you can take: Download FORGE’s “Self-Help […]

  • Day 6 – Improve police/trans relationships

    #30DaysOfAction Help improve relationships between the police and trans people. Because of past police misconduct against trans people — including profiling, verbal harassment and physical violence, use of excessive force, or unjust detention — many trans victims of violence will not report what happened to law enforcement. In the large Injustice at Every Turn 2011 […]

  • FREE COURAGE Fundraiser tickets

    • Date: November 5th, 2015
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    FORGE is donating 15 FREE tickets to the November 6, 2015 COURAGE fundraiser to support homeless Trans and LGBQ youth @ Pathfinders. Individuals wanting to bring their positive energy and support to this event are encouraged to drop us a note to get in queue for a free ticket (and a bit extra to tip […]