Lesson series

Serving LGBTQ+ Victims of Sexual Violence

This course is broken into five modules with the overall goal of increasing individual knowledge, identifying barriers experienced by LGBTQ+ individuals, and strategies for organizations to create more inclusive and welcoming environments.
Michael Munson is the Executive Director of FORGE, a national training and technical assistance organization.  Michael's educational background is in psychology, with an emphasis on trauma-informed care and non-traditional healing modalities. His work on violence against transgender and non-binary individuals stresses the intersectionality between complex components of identity, experience, and societal constructs that can both spur violence, as well as catalyze healing.

Course Modules

Core Concepts, Victimization Rates, and Implications

Beliefs, Bias, and Bumpers: Implicit and Explicit Roadblocks to LGBTQ+ Welcoming Services

Dismantling the Barriers of Access for LGBTQ 

Putting it On Paper: Documenting and Asking About LGBTQ+ Identities and Experiences

Southern Hospitality: Creating a Truly Welcoming Environment for LGBTQ+ Survivors