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August 2019

Care, compassion, and creativity: Trans survivors and forensic exams

August 21, 2019 @ 10:15 am - 11:45 am

A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference.  This workshop is one of four that comprise the Transgender Mini-Track, sponsored by FORGE, in partnership with Just Detention International and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.   Workshop Abstract Forensic exams are difficult for anyone.  Trans survivors face additional social, legal, and medical barriers to pursuing justice.  This workshop will explore how forensic nurse examiners and advocates can support trans survivors pursue evidence collection, minimizing barriers and increasing both physical and…

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Vulnerable and Underserved: Victim Advocacy for Incarcerated Transgender Survivors

August 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference.  This workshop is one of four that comprise the Transgender Mini-Track, sponsored by FORGE, in partnership with Just Detention International and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.   Workshop Abstract This workshop will look at strategies for helping transgender survivors of sexual abuse. Presenters will discuss the barriers incarcerated transgender survivors face in accessing culturally sensitive support services, and how advocates can use the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) standards as a…

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We ALL need support: Best practices for gender-integrated support groups

August 22, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference.  This workshop is one of four that comprise the Transgender Mini-Track, sponsored by FORGE, in partnership with Just Detention International and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.   Workshop Abstract Sexual assault survivors of all genders can benefit from group support services, helping them connect, share their story, and gain skills to advance healing.  This workshop will share the results of in-depth research with experienced all-gender support group facilitators, focusing on their…

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Disrupting LGBT sexual assault disparities where they start: In childhood

August 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A workshop at the National Sexual Assault Conference.  This workshop is one of four that comprise the Transgender Mini-Track, sponsored by FORGE, in partnership with Just Detention International and the International Association of Forensic Nurses.   Workshop Abstract LGBT SA rates are disproportionately high. LGBT lifelong victimization patterns start with school and family bullying. This workshop will explore how adults – formal advocates or not – can make a substantial and long-lasting difference in the life of a bullied LGBT…

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September 2019

Intersections of Transgender Rates of Intimate Violence and Health Disparities: New National Data (IVAT)

September 7, 2019 @ 2:15 pm - 3:45 pm

A workshop at the 24th Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Conference in San Diego, CA.   A growing body of research highlights high rates of sexual and domestic violence within transgender populations. Coupled with these increased rates of singular- and poly-victimization are negative health implications, including disproportionately elevated rates of depression and suicidality, HIV, substance use/abuse and more.  Transgender-specific barriers to care due to poverty, insurance transgender exclusions, stigma, and provider lack of education or overt discrimination, result in…

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#TransToo. New data highlights to enhance an inclusive movement (IVAT)

September 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A combined session at the 24th Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Conference in San Diego, CA. Society's Perspectives & Agency Reactions to an Inclusive Movement: I. #Transtoo. New Data Highlights to Enhance an Inclusive Movement; II. Become a Trans-Welcoming Agency in 10 Easy (& Free) Steps   #MeToo. Title IX roll-backs. Bathroom bills. The world has changed radically. Presenters will share results of FORGE’s 2018 research on transgender survivors; review the changing cultural landscape as it relates to trans…

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Become a trans-welcoming agency in 10 easy (and free) steps! (IVAT)

September 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

A combined session at the 24th Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Conference in San Diego, CA. Society's Perspectives & Agency Reactions to an Inclusive Movement: I. #Transtoo. New Data Highlights to Enhance an Inclusive Movement; II. Become a Trans-Welcoming Agency in 10 Easy (& Free) Steps   Action-focused, empowerment-driven.  Participants will identify actions any agency can take to improve services to transgender/non-binary survivors and loved ones.   This information will help agencies identify simple steps to become more welcoming, informed,…

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Trans & Non-Binary Employees and Workplace Harassment: Legal Rights & Options (1)

September 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Recorded on September 22, 2019   Register! Registration for September 17, 2019 -- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2030640048094715148   Description: Transgender and non-binary workers can experience high rates of mistreatment at work because of their gender identity or expression. As a result, 77% of transgender and non-binary employees have taken steps to avoid harassment and discrimination at work, like hiding their gender identity or delaying their transition. When those measures don’t work or harassment happens anyway, sorting out rights and options can be difficult…

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Trans & Non-Binary Employees and Workplace Harassment: Legal Rights & Options (2)

September 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Recorded on September 22, 2019   Register! Registration for September 22, 2019 -- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/427671941565512972   Description: Transgender and non-binary workers can experience high rates of mistreatment at work because of their gender identity or expression. As a result, 77% of transgender and non-binary employees have taken steps to avoid harassment and discrimination at work, like hiding their gender identity or delaying their transition. When those measures don’t work or harassment happens anyway, sorting out rights and options can be difficult…

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October 2019

Pronouns! Mini-series

October 15, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

In these six short podcast-sized segments, participants will learn about the basics of pronouns and gain some practical skills in how to improve pronoun use with trans and non-binary clients, colleagues, and friends.   Part 1: Pronouns 101 This segment reviews what pronouns are, the basics of pronoun grammar, the unconscious process of how our brains quickly assign a pronoun to someone, the importance of shifting our automatic brain processing, and a quick review of gender identity and gender expression.…

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