Advocates have long known that Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) can happen to anyone regardless of their gender, race, socioeconomic status, cultural background or education level. While this is also true for the LGBT community, transgender people experience rates if IPV at a much higher level than is seen in the population overall.
According to a report issued in 2015 by the National Center for Transgender Equality, 54% of Transgender people surveyed had experienced some form of IPV in their lifetime, and Trans Women of Color in particular are at much greater risk of both IPV and gender-based violence. Domestic violence programs offer many services that can alleviate these risks, but it is essential that advocates have an understanding of Transgender identity, terminology, experiences, and unique barriers in order to be accessible.
Continuing Education Hours: 1.5
This webinar has been approved by the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for 1.5 credit hours for advocates working at the state-certified domestic violence programs in Georgia.
Attendees of the “Best Practices in Serving Transgender Survivors of Domestic Violence” webinar will learn the following:
• The definition of the term “transgender” and how it fits into the larger LGBT umbrella
• The unique lived experiences, barriers to safety, and resiliency of transgender survivors
• The rates of IPV and gender-based violence experienced by transgender people
• The Do’s and Don’ts’ of providing advocacy services to transgender survivors
• Local and national resources and services available specifically for transgender people
Staff and administrators of state-certified and community-based domestic violence service programs in Georgia.