Screening is a process that can help any service provider determine if abuse is happening in a relationship. This is an important skill to have when working as a domestic violence (DV) provider with lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender (LGBQ/T) individuals in order to provide the services to the appropriate person and ensure the safety of survivors and providers.
The webinar from Futures Without Violence will use an intersectional approach, and will focus on the impact screening has on youth and people of color. Presenters will discuss why screening for abuse is important and how screening guides the ways young people and families access supportive services, and will also address common hesitancies to screening, and talk about the dangers of not screening. This webinar will introduce some of the similarities and differences between partner abuse in heterosexual, cisgender relationships, and LGBQ/T relationships. Presenters will provide instructions to implement a practice of screening using The Intimate Partner Abuse Screening Tool for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender (GLBT) Relationships, which is based on the experience of working with LGBQ/T survivors of partner abuse.