Empowering. Healing. Connecting.
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Training &

Training is the heart of FORGE’s work. Our energetic team of trainers and facilitators thrives on enhancing victim service providers’ and allied professionals’ knowledge, skills, and outreach to transgender and non-binary survivors of crime and trauma. We work with:

  • Victim service providers
  • Medical advocates
  • Mental health providers
  • Forensic nurse examiners
  • First responders
  • Prevention workers
  • Educators and institutions
  • Community organizations
  • …and many others.

Trainings, Workshops and Custom Webinars

FORGE regularly offers new, free, live-audience webinars. We also provide a robust archive of recorded webinars available at no cost 24/7. We work with clients and agencies to design customized trainings that can be delivered online, in-person, at conferences, or at a site of your choosing.  We extensively train on topics that intersect with trans communities and sexual violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and hate-motivated crimes.

We train on a broad range of topics, including but not limited to:

  • Creating a trans-welcoming agency
  • Adverse Childhood Events and trans communities
  • Navigating inclusive policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Medical advocacy and forensic exams

Technical Assistance and Consulting

We recognize that questions can’t always wait for formal trainings! A significant part of our work is helping you help your clients. This can be through something simple like a reference or a referral, being a thought partner to help work through a challenge, or providing guidance on how to handle an unfamiliar situation with a trans+ or LGBTQ+ survivor (or another professional). 

Sometimes organizations need a deeper dive to create the respectful, knowledgeable environment in which to better serve trans+ clients. We offer custom assessment of how your agency is serving trans survivors and how you can improve it, site visits (in-person, post COVID-19, or virtual), reviews of policies and procedures, holding focus groups or work groups to improve services to trans+ survivors.

Kudos from our Trainees

Free Webinars Coming Up

We’re constantly adding to our extensive library of free recorded webinars. Check them out!