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Transgender Youth Survivors: Understanding, Serving, Celebrating

December 16, 2010 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This webinar was presented for the the Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs on December 16, 2010.  A recording of this webinar can be viewed/heard at


Description: This interactive and fast-paced webinar will encourage participants to expand their transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework(s).  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, youth, 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 youth survivors and loved ones.



1.  Expanded transgender vocabulary and conceptual framework

2.  Deepened understanding of prevalence rates and barriers to accessing care for transgender youth survivors

3.  Ability to list at least 3 ways of improving service delivery to transgender survivors


Michael Munson bio

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.


December 16, 2010
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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