Sexual violence & individuals who identify as LGBTQ is an information packet containing nearly a dozen resources focused on serving, engaging, and collaborating with individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning (LGBTQ).  The packet contains resources to support counselors, advocates, preventionists, technical assistance providers, and allied professionals committed to affirming all individuals and communities. The goals of this packet it to provide resources that will both strengthen work already being done, as well as assist organizations in discovering a place to begin program development.

This packet includes an Annotated Bibliography, a Research Brief, a Resource List, and guides on Talking about Gender & Sexuality, Creating Inclusive Agencies, the Process of Coming Out, the Impact of Discrimination, Hate & Bias-Motivated Crimes, the Impact on Individuals & Communities, Sexual Harassment & Bullying of Youth, and Transformative Prevention Programming.

This resource outlines steps forCapacity Cover organizations can take to build capacity for engaging LGBTQ communities, facilitating prevention efforts with LGBTQ communities, and providing services to survivors who identify as LGBTQ.  There are also areas for consideration and activities to help organizations move even further toward a more inclusive, affirming agency.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

FORGE offers a fact sheet of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

Download the fact sheet.

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) provides a collection of resources and activities to help in facilitating support groups. Activities listed focus on building self-esteem and self-awareness.

Access these resources.

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape's Advocacy Skills Training is a one-day skill-building training for advocates. The design and content of this training are the direct result of statewide and national focus groups held to identify skills advocates must possess to effectively advocate for the needs of sexual assault survivors and training topics necessary to build skills. During the course of this training, participants will learn how to identify key players, use critical thinking skills and construct a convincing argument to accomplish their goals to advocate for an individual or group.

Download the course materials:
Final Core Competencies Curriculum (PDF)
Module One PPT 5.4 (PDF)
Module One PPT 5.4 (PPT)
Module Two PPT 5.2 (PDF)
Module Two PPT 5.2 (PPT)
Module Three PPT 5.4 (PDF)
Module Three PPT (5.4) (PPT)
 

In a brief guide WCSAP provides information, resources, and answers to common questions related to trauma-informed advocacy and systems collaboration. This resource calls for all systems to reflect on the ways a trauma survivor may experience the system or services provided and make informed changes based on this understanding.

Download Creating Trauma-Informed Services: A Guide for Sexual Assault Programs and Their System Partners.

This document provides a brief overview of vicarious trauma and how to take care of yourself when working to address sexual violence.

This resource was created using questions and comments from individuals in the anti-sexual violence movement. It addresses commonly asked questions related to language used when working with, reaching out to, and establishing affirming spaces for individuals who identify as LGBTQ. Responses and guidance were provided by practitioners working to further the LGBQT movements.

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This guide is a part of the Critical Issues in Policing Series and offers information and tools based on updated statistical findings on prevalence and incidence of sexual assault, changes in crime reporting definitions, special considerations in working with cases of sexual violence, and feedback from advocates on the benefits of incorporating external review.

See this publication.

This online resource collection offers information on the intersections of sexual violence and eating disorders. Recent research and practice efforts have shown links between sexual victimization during childhood or adolescence and developing an eating disorder.  To provide more informed services, people working in anti-violence movements can review the resources in this online resource collection on sexual violence, trauma, and eating disorders.

The collection includes four sections:

Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence Overview

Understanding Oppression: Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

Prevention of Eating Disorders & Sexual Violence

General Information on Eating Disorders

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