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Sexual Violence: Population-Specific Approaches

In an effort to respond to the diverse experiences of victims and survivors of sexual violence, services must be individualized to meet the unique needs of each population and/or community. The resources included here present a starting point for considering the various issues that impact the lives of victims and survivors in specific populations.

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June 2014
This online toolkit is informed by both research and transgender survivors, offering data and practical tools to promote understanding and support for transgender victims.
Authors: FORGE and the Office for Victims of Crime
July 2013
This webinar focuses on the intersections of homophobia, heterosexism and racism that often enhance negative stereotypes associated with being Latin@ and LGBT. The presenter discusses the impact of language on our anti-oppression work as well as other elements that complicate the experiences of victimization of members of the Latin@ LGBT communities.
Authors: Jose Juan Lara
This webinar describes the findings of the NISVS study and discusses implications for developing, implementing and evaluating sexual violence and intimate partner violence prevention efforts in LGBT communities.
Authors: PreventConnect
April 2012
This webinar is designed to assist victim service providers in better serving transgender survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence. Topics covered in the webinar include a discussion of the diversity under the transgender “umbrella,” social, medical, legal and other options for transgender people, conversation about components of a transgender person’s life.
Authors: FORGE
December 16, 2010
This webinar provides information for service providers on working transgender youth who have experienced sexual violence.
Authors: michael munson and Loree Cook-Daniels