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(MESA) Increasing Access and Respect to Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

January 29, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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 crime victim services, beliefs and fears about seeking post-assault care, and what qualities and variables transgender survivors and loved ones desire in victim service agencies. Data and concepts will also enhance prevention strategies. Engaging exercises will help participants develop practical short- and long-term action plans for making their agency more accessible, culturally competent, and welcoming to this very underserved population.


  1. Participants will be able to articulate at least one reason why it is critical for victim service agencies to address the needs of transgender victims of crime.
  2. Participants will be able to articulate at least two things transgender survivors want from their service providers, and two things they do NOT want.
  3. Participants will be able to articulate at least one short- and one long-term action their agency can take to become more welcoming and/or culturally competent in serving transgender sexual assault survivors.

This workshop will be presented at the Multicultural Efforts to end Sexual Assault conference. To learn more, see their Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/601856463259434/ or see more details at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/wk_group.asp?wk_group=MESA


January 29, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Wyndham Indianapolis West
2544 Executive Drive
Indianapolis, IN United States
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