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OVCRC
06/24/2009
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Do you have examples of good policies for housing transgender victims of violence or could you please point me in the direction of where they may be online or who I can contact to see their policy?
Jennifer
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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We talked about LGB, then T, now I and Q and we seem to treat them as a monolithic group. I am sure there are differences between each of these populations. What are the risks of lumping them all together?
Robin
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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How do you approach the topic of LGBTQI violence when the victims are Police/Fire/EMS themselves and the abusers are their fellow officers/first responders and they do not work for a supportive agency or a...
Patrick C.
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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I am about to begin working with LGBTIQ survivors. Do you have any essential tips to give me?
Margaret
06/24/2009
arrow icon Great question and glad you are beginning that work. Email ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Hey there Avy, How do your educators speak about domestic violence and sexual assault in an LGBTQI inclusive way that also keeps true to the movement in regards to "men's violence against women?&qu...
James Young
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Some of us feel entitled to control our partners because of ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon This is just a piece of sexism and male supremacy that is ve...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon The million dollar question. Here are my thoughts: Sexism i...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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I'm seeking information on starting an accountability/intervention group for LGBT batterers at our center against family violence.
Sam Aguilera
06/24/2009
arrow icon Or they work actively to prioritize LGBT issues at existing ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon This is a hugely important area and one which there is not e...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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As a legal services program, how can we best reach out to victims in the LGBT community?
Leslie R
06/24/2009
arrow icon The outreach strategies listed in a lot of previous posts co...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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How has the recent rise in hate crimes and attacks on the lgbt individuals impacted or influenced your work?
Jennifer
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon For almost all of our member programs, increases in hate vio...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Do you have any recommended resources, preferably DVDs, to show to women prisoners regarding this topic?
pam gremmels
06/24/2009
arrow icon Great question. I don't know of any DVDs that really addres...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Can you offer a few tips on how a sexual assault center can communicate safety and confidentiality to LGBTIQ survivors in a small rural town?
Elizabeth
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Aloha - the Hawaii Coalition cannot participate actively in the forum due to the time difference but we have some questions and will check the web page to see if they were answered and read the other discu...
Ana Maring
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Great questions, I think I speak to some of it in earlier po...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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During heterosexual safety planning, the work place is many times a support where a victim can share pictures of offender and the protection order so that it is less likely the abuser can come to their job...
Mae
06/24/2009
arrow icon against a stranger or someone they didn't date, so make sure...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Great question! This is a huge for LGBT survivors. One thi...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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What sort of trainings have you done when it comes to transgender victims of sexual assault and how to be sensitive and competent to this population's specific issues, challenges, hardships, discrimination...
Jennifer
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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What are the best ways to conduct outreach to the LGBTQ community about intimate partner violence? We know that it is really prevalent in DC, but it's not a topic that the community wants to discuss. How...
Amy Loudermilk
06/24/2009
arrow icon In Cincinnati, Ohio my collaborative (Family Violence Preven...
Kristin S.
07/07/2009
arrow icon -There is an NCAVP member in DC (who you may know but I can ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon -Intentional poster campaigns. Some cool ones I've seen cent...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon This is a huge challenge everywhere. I don't know what stra...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I think this problem is fairly universal. In Spokane, WA, w...
Joe Reilly
06/24/2009
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How can we make campus sexual assault services more effective and inclusive of LGBTIQ survivors?
Megan
06/24/2009
arrow icon -Many colleges do a great deal around sexual violence preven...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I think this may be answered in some of the questions below,...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Working in a rural Wisconsin DV/SA agency, I do not see a lot of openly out LGBTIQ survivors. What are some strategies to better engage LGBTIQ (out and non-out) survivors and help them to access our servi...
Katie Bowman
06/24/2009
arrow icon This post was particularly helpful since I will be doing sim...
Margaret
06/24/2009
arrow icon -Fliers advertising for services at coffee shops, libraries,...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon And have staff done working around unlearning homophobia/tra...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Partner with your nearest LGBT-specific org (if you are not ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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What are some good resources to share with agency staff and law enforcement to help them better understand the unique issues of intimate partner violence within LGBTIQ couples? What do you see as the weak...
Elizabeth Pratt
06/24/2009
arrow icon Thanks! I'm in Spartanburg, SC.
Elizabeth Pratt
06/24/2009
arrow icon Non-trans men have very few shelter options, and this is ano...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon and sometimes from shelter staff. Transgender women increas...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon communities after such training has been done. Often, predo...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Gaps in services and training needs really vary from region ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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How should youth groups and schools adjust their best practices for handling DV specifically within the GLBT community, as opposed to DV between straight partners?
Mariel
06/24/2009
arrow icon I am not exactly sure how schools have changed their policie...
Avy Skolnik
06/26/2009
arrow icon Thanks so much for your responses! Do you know about how po...
Mariel
06/24/2009
arrow icon So when intervening in LGBT teen dating violence, be aware t...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Depending on your geographic region and the level of homopho...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Assessments and safety planning should be done with both par...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Know that the many of prevention and intervention strategies...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I would like to receive any information via e-mail about tra...
donald
06/24/2009
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We are starting a support group for GLBTQ survivors at our domestic violence shelter. We have no budget for training. What are the best practices and what readings/web sites might help us? Also, should the...
Leila V
06/24/2009
arrow icon That is of definite concern and so when you are doing intake...
Avy Skolnik
06/26/2009
arrow icon I always worry that we are going to have both the victim & a...
sylvia
06/24/2009
arrow icon another nonabusive partner, a greater likelihood of being la...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon because people know there is less likely to be anonymity. A...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I think separate gender groups (GBT men and LBT women) can w...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon The Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence has...
Jennifer
06/26/2009
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When performing a sexual assault examination on a transgendered patient, are there any alterations in technique that should be utilized for either male or female patients?
Michelle
06/24/2009
arrow icon Unfortunately, no, I know of none but I think I may know peo...
Avy Skolnik
06/26/2009
arrow icon Youll have no way of knowing how the individual in front of ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon we inadvertently collude with the perpetrators of the violen...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon -Even as you are working with a body that you medically are ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon -It is of prime importance that before starting the exam, yo...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Meaning that a transgender man (someone assigned the female ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I can't thank you enough for asking this question. Accessin...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon To add on to this... are there examples you could provide or...
Jennifer
06/24/2009
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Where can we get information on this issue, i.e., national clearing house or resource center?
Jorge
06/24/2009
arrow icon On our website, www.ncavp.org, there is a list of all of the...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Please share your thoughts and any new information about working with LGBTIQ survivors of intimate partner sexual violence.
J. Levy-Peck
06/24/2009
arrow icon that you don't judge any consensual sex practices and that y...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Along similar lines, many LGBT folks engage in sexual play t...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Know the legal definitions of rape in your area and when app...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon a) when they've crossed a boundary and b) where our own boun...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon I am unsure about how much of this is new information, so I ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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From an organization that works with people of color or minorities, just wondering how abuse instances involving interracial couples differ from same race relationships if at all
Kaitlyn Lo
06/24/2009
arrow icon If both batterer and survivor are POC-Small community issues...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon If batterer is person of color and survivor is white:-Using ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon If batterer is white and survivor person of color-Using thre...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Some people are stereotyped as terrorists, while others, as ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon In 2008, over of the bias-motivated murders NCAVP documente...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Police, judges, and service providers who come into contact ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon against the survivor (Ill list some specific tactics to watc...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon There is a lot to say about this, and Im probably not even t...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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Please reflect on the unique needs of and resources for under-18 victims, as well as non-LGBT identified victims of anti-LGBT violence.
madelaine
06/24/2009
arrow icon Thanks very much for the thoughtful response. For persons in...
madelaine
06/24/2009
arrow icon but it also impacts anyone who could be read as a member of ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Whatever your professional role, being able to honestly and ...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon Foster care and youth shelters additionally can be particula...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon ...can land you a ticket and a criminal court summons, which...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
arrow icon The impact of ageism on a person under 18 of any sexual orie...
Avy Skolnik
06/24/2009
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