Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation .
: This document was developed in agreement with the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. This guide compiles information from multiple quantitative and qualitative datasets as well as collected experiences from transgender survivors. Content was last updated in 2014.
The community includes transgender people of all ages, races, ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds and also comprises a wide variety of gender-related experiences. Statistics documenting transgender people's experience of sexual violence indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault. One in two transgender individuals are sexually abused or assaulted at some point in their lives.
This course addresses some of the challenges that affect the work of professionals who serve transgender victims of sexual violence and offers tips to help improve services, including:
- transgender-specific issues as they relate to sexual assault,
- issues involving the perpetrators of sexual assault against transgender people, and
- procedural issues as they relate to sexual assault involving transgender victims..
- Delineate the statistics on the scope of sexual assault within the transgender community.
- Summarize victim issues for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence.
- Summarize perpetrator issues for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence.
- Summarize standard practices for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence.
Statistics of Transgender Individuals and Community
Sexual Assault in the Transgender Community
Facts and figures
Gender identity and sexual assault
Recommendations for those Serving Victims
Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete a course evaluation.
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