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END GUEST HOST SESSION - Thank you for participating in OVC's Web Forum Guest Host Series. We hope this discussion will help you better serve crime victims. Please continue to discuss this and other topics...
OVCRC
06/05/2013
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Our agency recently began a program to provide a queer-identified advocate for emotional support upon request of the service user. Some concerns around this are that perhaps other advocates at our agency a...
Sarah
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART I: This raises a really good point. It is difficult t...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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What are some steps that law enforcement can take to encourage more reporting from LGTBQ victims and survivors, specifically regarding sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, etc? How can law enforcem...
Jessica Simmons
06/05/2013
arrow icon Part 2: We have also found that setting up protocols for bet...
Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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How is education of LGBTQ sexual assault viewed in the public schooling system at the high school level? Is this something that I have the freedom to discuss openly or where does the public education syste...
Emma
06/05/2013
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Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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What advice do you have for advocates who might be the only person within their organization that have LGBT inclusion as a priority? What suggestions do you have for them to initiate change from the bottom...
crgs
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Many of our shelters are older buildings and projects have very few resources for renovation/remodeling. The sticking point in creating inclusive spaces often seems to be the "bathroom issue." Ca...
Julia McGinley
06/05/2013
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Lucas Cuellar
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Aside from language/terminology and conveying a welcoming environment for LGBTQ clients, what other suggestions do you have for incorporating LGBTQ victims' needs into mainstream services?
Clarice
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART II: This is just a start - there is so much that a mai...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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I would like to ask about the type of training that will be expected of VAWA grantees. Are there agencies/organizations already set up to address this? If so, do you know of any?
Laura Hoge
06/05/2013
arrow icon In addition to what Sharon offered, I believe that OVW may b...
Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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I am a Christian and Domestic Violence advocate. How can I advocate for LGBTQ victims without going against my religion?
Sue
06/05/2013
arrow icon Dont let your faith get in the way of supporting somebody. T...
Strong
07/19/2013
arrow icon Perhaps it would help to think about the parable of the Good...
Sherry Rhodes
06/05/2013
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Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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Faye Rees
06/05/2013
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Can you address the particular power dynamic that can exist in an intimate partner relationship between a cis-gendered person and a trans or gender non-conforming person when the trans/gnc partner is subje...
Lucas Cuellar
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART III: For more information and resources, here is a han...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART II: Cisgender abusive partners may exert control over ...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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What has proven to be most helpful for victims? What are some simple steps we can take to help them.
ErinO
06/05/2013
arrow icon Much of this depends on what a survivor needs. The first th...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Attempting to get all staff comfortable with LGBT person. They seem to be very nervous about what to say or do regardless of how much training I provide.
Michelle
06/05/2013
arrow icon That is probably true more often then any would admit. We ca...
Shanika Hester
06/05/2013
arrow icon Thanks for your question. Please be careful with how you loo...
Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Colleges and university have reporting obligations for SA/DDV/Stalking, and acts of discrimination/harassment/bias based on sexual orientation and gender identity/expression (depending on state) that are o...
Mary W
06/05/2013
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Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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As a member of this community I have seen first hand a sort of role bias victims exhibit. In my attempt to explain that there is no difference, abuse is abuse, one "stud" addressed the issue in t...
Shanika Hester
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART II: Your question also made me think about the distinc...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Michelle
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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What are the best resources for monolingual Spanish Speaking survivors from this community?
Yesenia Curiel
06/05/2013
arrow icon It depends on where you are in the country and what kind of ...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Can you talk a bit about violence against LGBTQ individuals in the campus/university community? For example, sexual harassment, dating violence, and misogynistic/rape culture standards are common on colleg...
Jay S Chopra
06/05/2013
arrow icon For training and technical assistance, you can also contact:...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
arrow icon Laura asked about training. I don't know where she is locate...
Julia McGinley
06/05/2013
arrow icon You mention the importance of training, and I'm curious to k...
Laura Hoge
06/05/2013
arrow icon Thanks for asking this question. The culture of violence...
Robin Parker
06/05/2013
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I would like to hear your thoughts specifically regarding the special needs of LGBTQ Victims when it comes to housing. How should gendered housing be handled? Are there special privacy considerations?
Danielle Soto
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART II: There are no privacy considerations that donít exis...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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How do you negotiate the role of the male-female gender binary while discussing Intimate-Partner Violence (IPV) with trans and gender non-conforming communities? Much of my experience is in violence agains...
Jay S. Chopra
06/05/2013
arrow icon I wanted to add another way of thinking about this: while IP...
Susan
06/25/2014
arrow icon PART III: For an article about why language matters when wo...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART II: For people who do identify along a binary, this que...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
arrow icon PART I: This is a great question! Generally it helps to sta...
Sharon Stapel
06/05/2013
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