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Transgender Survivors: Statistics, Stories, Strategies

April 30, 2012 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Archived Recording:

[Recorded April 30, 2012]


This fast-paced webinar will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s), specifically in how they apply to transgender sexual assault survivors. Attendees will increase their ability to fluidly and respectfully interact with and serve transgender survivors and loved ones. Topics will include prevalence rates, barriers to accessing services, and unique issues facing transgender 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 transgender 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


Questions and Answers

ThisĀ 8 page Q&A groups questions in the following areas:

  • Service Questions (10)
  • Outreach Questions (2)
  • Sexual Assault Questions (2)
  • Basic Transgender Questions (2)


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 produced by FORGE under 2009-SZ-B9-K003, awarded by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this teleconference are those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent the official position nor policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.


April 30, 2012
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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