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Violence and Trauma in the Lives of Transgender Older Adults

June 13, 2013 @ 12:45 pm - 2:05 pm


Although the data about transgender elders and trauma is still limited, the research that does exist indicates both high levels of traumatic history and significant implications for health and wellness.  Many transgender and gender non-conforming individuals experience higher than average abuse, violence and neglect than non-transgender peers throughout their lifespan.  This interactive workshop will share available data and focus on its service implications of working with transgender older adults who are often hesitant or unwilling to access care, live with higher rates of mental and physical health conditions, need the sensitivity of both trauma- and trans-informed caregivers, and who may need support with key social and interpersonal skills to effectively receive the care they need.  Multiple additional resources will be shared.



As a result of this session, participants will be able to:

  • List types of trauma transgender older adults are more likely to experience;
  • Identify some of the long-term health and mental health consequences these trauma experiences may lead to;
  • Explain why trauma histories may make transgender older adults less likely to access services; and
  • Identify additional resources to support both service providers and transgender older adults themselves.


Loree Cook-Daniels and michael munson


June 13, 2013
12:45 pm - 2:05 pm
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Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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