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Disability and Transgender Survivors

May 23, 2013 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Empowering providers who work with multiply-marginalized populations

Archived Recording:

[Recorded on May 23, 2013 @ 2:00 – 3:30pm Central]

[Note: The video contains a pre-recorded interview embedded within this recording.  The sound quality of that interview is not very clear at times.  The interview alone, is posted below the full webinar recording.  The interview starts at 0:29 minutes and runs through 1:15 minutes.]

Interview with Joe

[This interview is embedded in the above full webinar.  The version below has clearer sound quality.]



Transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience extremely high rates violence, as well as live with higher-than-average rates of physical and mental health conditions.  This interactive webinar will dynamically engage participants with core information and statistics about who transgender people are, the types and magnitude of violence they encounter, and the key intersections between disability and traumatic experience.  Attendees will gain new insights about the barriers that transgender survivors living with disabilities face.  Providers will learn constructive, practical, and memorable strategies that will enable them to more effectively work with this multiply-marginalized population, with an overt focus on techniques and concepts that empower both providers and transgender survivors.


Post-Webinar Handouts:


michael munson is the co-founder and Executive Director of FORGE, an organization focused on improving the lives of transgender individuals by building stronger connections, providing resources, and empowering growth through knowledge. His educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis in trauma. Munson’s work on violence against transgender and gender non-conforming individuals is groundbreaking, stressing the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing for individuals and communities. He is passionate about engaging professionals to embrace these complexities and learn key skills to better serve their clients/constituents.

Loree Cook-Daniels has been training about and working on policy changes to better address the needs of members of the transgender community since 1995. Prior to that, she worked for more than a decade on elder abuse and domestic violence issues. The two came together in 2004, when FORGE founded its Transgender Sexual Violence Project.


This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-TA-AX-K121 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.



May 23, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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