Trauma Informed Care with LGBTQ Victims of Sexual Violence

Recorded version of FCASV Webinar: Trauma Informed Care with LGBTQ Victims of Sexual Violence

Date: February 26, 2014

Presenters:

 Ashley Flattery is a Victim Advocate Counselor with Alachua County Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center (VSRCC) in Gainesville, FL. She received her B.A. from the University of Florida’s Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research. In that time she interned for the UF Office of LGBT Affairs, helping develop the Gator Allies training program, an educational workshop series which focuses on issues affecting the LGBTQA community. 

Jennifer Heard is a Victim Advocate Therapist with VSRCC. Jennifer earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Florida and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida.  In 2012 Jennifer started the LGBT Intimate Partner Violence support group at VSRCC. 

Topic: This webinar focused on trauma informed care with the LGBTQ client. Presenters explored the differences in sexuality and gender, rates of violence against specific identities, and how to create a more inclusive space for the LGBTQ client. Some of the areas looked included support groups specific to the LGBTQ victim as well as increasing understanding of how trauma and victimization is different for the LGBTQ victim.  The presenters responded to questions and offered resources to promote continued connection with local LGBTQ communities.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define and differentiate between sexuality and gender identities
  2. How to create a more inclusive space and/or agency that is more knowledgeable about LGBTQ specific concerns
  3. Explore trauma informed care with the LGBTQ community

 

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