Supporting Transgender People Experiencing Domestic Abuse

This half day training session has been designed for delegates who already have an understanding of the dynamics of domestic abuse and wish to learn more about its impacts and support implications for transgender people.

By the end of the session delegates will have had the opportunity to:

• Increase their awareness of the issues facing transgender people
• Reflect on the nature of homo/bi/transphobia and consider ways in which to challenge discrimination
• Reflect on current practice and policy
• Increase their understanding of the dynamics and impacts of transgender people’s experiences of domestic abuse

Facilitator: Janice Stevenson works within  LGBT Youth Scotland’s National Programmes and Influencing Team as Development Officer and Domestic Abuse Support Worker. Janice brings experience supporting LGBT survivors of domestic abuse through the FearLess service and supporting LGBT young people to engage with professionals on LGBT people’s experiences of gender based violence to her engaging training delivery.

Event typeHalf-Day training
Date30/10/2017
Time10.00am – 1.00pm (tea/coffee & registration at 9.45am)
VenueSWA Office, 2nd Floor, 132 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3JD
Cost£45 per statutory sector delegate/£35 per voluntary sector delegate/£15 Cedar group-worker
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Staying Safe

If you need immediate help contact Women's Aid, the police domestic abuse liaison officer or your local social work office.

You can also phone Scotland's domestic abuse and forced marriage helpline on 0800 027 1234

Facts & Figures

On one day in 2012, 349 women and 323 children were living in refuge (SWA 2012)

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