AV FAQ Sheets

  • FAQ: Know and Tell Why

    Transgender and gender non-conforming people are frequently subjected to rude, curious, and/or insensitive questions, and so are often wary when accessing services.  Service providers can establish better rapport by ensuring they “know and tell why” answering a question will help the (transgender) client receive better-tailored service.

  • FAQ: Master Status

    It is human nature to categorize, but it often leads us to over-simplify.  Providing client-centered services requires a more complex view of who people are.  This FAQ describes the “Master Status” concept and gives common examples of the potentially inaccurate conclusions providers may jump to when working with transgender survivors of violence.

  • FAQ: Terms paradox

    Many people feel more comfortable when they have a list of terms and accompanying definitions. In fact, some people believe that knowing exactly what a set of terms means is a critical component of being culturally competent. FORGE takes a different approach….  Read more

  • FAQ: Who are trans people?

    Who are trans people? Transgender basics for victim service providers is a brief transgender 101 overview.  This fact sheet is the first in a monthly series that will help victim service providers understand more about the unique challenges and resilience of transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and hate violence.  

  • Fact Sheet Topics Overview

    Beginning in May 2012, a new monthly FAQ sheet for providers who work with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking will be uploaded to this page.  These FAQ sheets are designed to be short, transgender-specific, and trauma-informed. May 2012 Who are transgender people? June 2012 Terms paradox July 2012 FAQ: Master […]

  • LGBT Elders: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet

    Basic information about domestic violence and sexual assault in LGBT elders, including information on a seminal LGBT elder abuse article, a Transgender Elders and SOFFA Primer for Service Providers, web resources on LGBT SA and DV and general LGBT elder sites.