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The NW Network of Bisexual, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse: "There's No One I Can Trust": Rethinking Mandatory Reporting Practices

Event Date
Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 12:00PM

Results of a recent survey indicate mandated reporting impacts domestic violence survivors, and most often that impact is detrimental. 50% of survivors in the survey said the mandatory report made things “much worse.” Youth under 18 and trans* and gender variant people were especially impacted – almost half said that they had avoided seeking support for fear that they would be reported. Youth and especially LGBTQ youth are not talking to trusted adults about their relationships because of fear of being reported.

In this webinar, we will unpack the impact of mandatory reporting on help seeking and identify practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination.

Presenter: The National LGBTQ Institute on IPV

Event Contact Information

Event Contact Name
Marci Taitt-Lamar
Event Contact Email
marci@nwnetwork.org