Transgender Youth Sexual Assault Survivors Skills for Advocates


Date of Publication
January, 2016


What are some of the unique considerations in working with trans and gender non-binary youth who have experienced sexual assault? Join this webinar to gain practical skills in working with trans/gender non-binary survivors who are pre-teens and teens.

Content will address unique issues and strategies of working with both trans youth from supportive family structures and youth who do not have stable home or school environments. Topics will include: barriers to accessing services, youth-specific confidentiality and privacy concerns, the role of bullying and sexual assault, polyvictimization and intersectionality that may result in other risk factors or vulnerabilities, increasing youth autonomy and agency, and the role of restrictive legislative initiatives that impact trans youth lives. Sample role plays will be integrated throughout the webinar.

Please note: This webinar is focused on providing tools and skills for advocates and it will not be a 101 webinar on information about trans identities.

Learning Objectives
  • Identify barriers specific to trans youth accessing sexual assault services
  • Understand the complexity polyvictimization and intersectionality and youth-specific victimization risks
  • Have increased confidence in interacting with trans youth survivors


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