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Disrupting LGBT sexual assault disparities where they start: In childhood

August 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference.  This workshop is one of four that comprise the Transgender Mini-Track, sponsored by FORGE, in partnership with Just Detention International and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.


Workshop Abstract

LGBT SA rates are disproportionately high. LGBT lifelong victimization patterns start with school and family bullying. This workshop will explore how adults – formal advocates or not – can make a substantial and long-lasting difference in the life of a bullied LGBT children and youth, potentially disrupting the cycle of victimization.

Workshop Objectives

  • Be able to discuss one or more of the pathways that lead from childhood bullying to a higher risk of adult victimization/sexual assault.
  • List two ways concrete techniques for helping disrupt the cycle of victimization.
  • Name one resource available to share with your colleagues about LGBT child and youth bullying and how it can be countered.

Presenters: Loree Cook-Daniels, Tristen Taggart, michael munson


Loree Cook-Daniels Biography

Loree Cook-Daniels is FORGE’s Policy and Program Director. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Management and a graduate Certificate in Trauma Counseling. She specializes in analyzing and providing alternatives to social systems that promote violence, hierarchies, and divisions.

Tristen Taggart Biography

Tristen is a trans antiviolence activist pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Political Science.  Tristen is a queer survivor, scholar, and direct-support volunteer. Their evolving academic focus is on the embodied politics of sexual violence and opportunities for resistance and healing.

Michael Munson Biography

michael munson is the Executive Director of FORGE, a federally funded national training and technical assistance provider.  Munson’s educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities. His work on violence against transgender and gender non-binary individuals stresses 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.


For more information about the National Sexual Assault Conference, visit their website: http://endingsvtogether.pcar.org/site/PageNavigator/NationalConference/NSAC2019.html



August 23, 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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