Considerations for Serving Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence

According to the 2013 National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 50% of Trans people in the United States had experienced a sexual assault at some point in the lifetime. Trans people experience extremely high rates of violence, but are often met with discrimination when seeking services. J.D. Melendez will discuss the dynamics of the Trans community and the barriers they face when accessing services. Participants of this training will also learn how they can provide more comprehensive and culturally responsive services.

When you arrive for this training, please use the 98 Pitkin Street doorway which is to the left of The Alliance’s 96 Pitkin Street entrance. Walk down the hallway until you arrive at the Training & Advocacy Center entrance on the right. Parking is available in any unmarked space at the front, right and rear of the building. Carpooling is encouraged.

This training is open to the public and costs $40 per attendee. If you require continuing education credits, the training fee is $50. As noted in PA 10-38 (Licensure of Master and Clinical Social Work) and NASW’s State of Connecticut Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Provider Policy, continuing education hours can only be awarded if an attendee successfully completes the entire training; therefore, full attendance in the entire training activity is required. Participants who arrive late, miss any portion of the training, or leave early will not be eligible for continuing education hours.