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National Sexual Assault Conference

August 22, 2012

Opening the Doors to Transgender Victims of Crime

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 1052 transgender respondents on their barriers to accessing crime victim services, beliefs and fears about seeking post-crime care, and what qualities and variables transgender survivors and loved ones desire in victim service agencies. 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.
Presenters: Loree Cook-Daniels & michael munson


August 22, 2012
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Chicago, IL United States