Serving Trans Survivors from a Trauma-Informed Lens

September 5, 10:30 am
12:00 pm
Registration opens
July 22, 9:00 am
September 4, 5:00 pm
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In this 90 minute webinar, WCSAP Organizational Service Coordinator Talcott Broadhead (pronouns: they, them, their) will guide participants in ensuring that the approach they employ while serving transgender survivors is trauma-informed. This training is appropriate for direct service providers as well as management and executive leadership staff.

Transgender individuals in the United States face disproportionate levels of sexual violence victimization and disenfranchisement. In this webinar we will focus on service practice that acknowledges barriers to social, economic, psychological, legal, and crisis support that trans survivors face. This approach merges an anti-oppression analysis with trauma-informed care to promote outcomes that are transgender liberating.

Trauma-informed care is a strengths-based, client/survivor-centered approach that is grounded in an understanding of and responsiveness to the impact of trauma. "Trauma-informed" is not an approach that is limited to the physical, psychological, and emotional safety of the survivor; but to the provider also.

Participants will learn:

  • the 6 core principles of Trauma-informed Care and its application in CSAPs
  • the realities of sexual violence and bias experienced by trans people in the United States- with an emphasis on intersectionality and the cumulative effects of oppression
  • tips for preventing, acknowledging and addressing gender identity bias in sexual assault services: including shelter programs and phone advocacy
  • relevant OCVA accredidation standards,State, and Federal policies


Resources on WCSAP

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* this webinar will include citations of all peer-reviewed, evidence-based sources as well as self-reports from trans individuals