Training & Reports
See below for links to training resources and reports addressing violence in the LGBTQ community.
- Creating a Welcoming and Inclusive Environment and Services for LGBTQ People webinar
- FORGE Anti-Violence Publications
- FORGE Serving the Transgender Community webinars
- LGBTQ 101 Terminology, Concepts & LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence webinar
- National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs LGBTQ Reports
Wisconsin is fortunate to have a number of people and organizations working on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and partner abuse. A few of these organizations arrange LGBTQ cultural competency trainings for partner abuse groups. The organizations described below are able to train professionals about LGBTQ partner abuse.
Diverse & Resilient
Room to Be Safe is a program of Diverse & Resilient
At Diverse & Resilient, we see a future where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people in Wisconsin thrive, living healthy, satisfying lives in safe, supportive communities. We have a full-time advocate who facilitates the Room to Be Safe Intimate Partner Violence Program. Part of the work we do to foster development of community groups includes providing trainings on LGBTQ issues. Diverse & Resilient offers a number of trainings including LGBTQ 101, LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence training, condom use, HIV prevention, LGBTQ health disparities, other LGBTQ Sexual Assault Training. To learn more about these trainings, contact us at here or call 414-390-0444. To learn more about Diverse & Resilient, visit their website.
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, they have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault. Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers around the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Their role as a technical assistance provider has allowed them to directly see key continued and emerging challenges many agencies are experiencing in serving sexual assault and intimate partner violence survivors of all genders. To request training or technical assistance, or to learn more please visit the FORGE website here or call 414-559-2123.
End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA) educate and advocate around issues of partner abuse. They have partnered to create a committee in Wisconsin that works specifically on LGBTQ partner abuse issues and provides training that is designed mainly for providers. The day-long training addresses how to create an inclusive organization, understand dynamics of abuse in LGBTQ relationships, and examine barriers to service access. This training is free of charge. To request an EndAbuse/ WCASA training, visit the WCASA website.