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Supporting Transgender Survivors in Accessing Culturally Responsive Sexual Assault Services

May 14, 2014 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This workshop is part of the PCAR/NSVRC’s Second Annual LGBTQ Summit.  Please see

http://www.pcar.org for more information, or access their registration page at: https://netforum.avectra.com/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=PCAR&WebCode=EventDetail&evt_key=ad7fc20a-f73f-4a7c-9c9b-0b118143eae9


This interactive and fast-paced training will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to trans* and gender non-conforming sexual assault survivors.  Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve trans* survivors and loved ones.  Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing trans* survivors and service providers.  Participants will leave with practical steps that will assist them in modifying existing policies and procedures, identifying and lowering barriers to service, and improving effective services to trans* survivors and loved ones.



  1.  Expand transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework.
  2. Deepen understanding of prevalence rates and barriers to accessing care for transgender survivors.
  3. List at least three ways of improving service delivery to transgender survivors.


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.  FORGE is a national training and technical assistance provider funded through the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.  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-conforming 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.



May 14, 2014
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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PCAR – State College, PA
PA United States