DV/IPV Sexual Assault

Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors

The folks at FORGE have an upcoming webinar you should absolutely plan on attending: Forensic Exams with Transgender Sexual Assault Survivors. It will be held April 10th from 2-3:30pm CT. Our friend Kim Day, and Eric Stiles from NSVRC will be the guest presenters. More about the session after the jump:

From the site:

Navigating medical services and advocacy with transgender survivors may be uncharted territory for forensic nurses and advocates.  Transgender sexual assault victims may differ from other survivors in body configurations, high levels of polyvictimization, increased discrimination and denial of services from other providers, as well as often discordant relationships with their body in general.  For these reasons and more, it is critical for forensic exam settings and providers to be culturally aware of trans-specific differences in order to provide sensitive and effective services.  This webinar will focus on some of the key transgender inclusions in the National Protocol for Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations, case examples of medical advocacy with transgender survivors, and discussion of unique differences (both challenges and solutions) in providing care and advocacy to transgender survivors.  Guest presenters include Kim Day (International Association of Forensic Nurses) and Eric Stiles (National Sexual Violence Resource Center).

Register here.