HHS LGBTQ Accessibility Policy Training:
Culturally Competent Ways to Improve DV/IPA for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors Webinar
2013

Presented by Terra Slavin, Domestic Violence Lead Attorney and Mary Case, Program Coordinator, at the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center, this webinar will provide FVPSA grantees with the tools to implement the LGBTQ Accessibility Policy required by all ACF Programs. In three individual webinars, Terra presents the information shared with a structured emphasis designed to target each FVPSA Administrators, Coalitions and Resource Centers and Tribal Organizations. The webinars will present case studies allowing participants to model and practice culturally competent client interaction and specific implementation ideas addressing the following policy components:

i.    Overview of existing laws

ii.   Policy recommendations for increasing access and reducing disparities for LGBTQ survivors

iii.  Collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data and best practices for collecting data at the state and local level

iv.  Overview of the distinctiveness of each sector of the LGBTQ population with an overarching approach to domestic violence services throughout the lifespan for the racial, ethnic and cultural diversity of LGBTQ communities

v.   Development and implementation of effective anti-harassment policies

vi.  Creating and developing welcoming, safe and affirming spaces for LGBTQ survivors of all races, ethnicities, cultures and ages

vii. Establishing effective partnerships with local, State, and Federal providers, especially with those agencies serving the LGBTQ Populations



FVPSA Administrators
The first webinar of the training series is specifically for FVPSA administrators responsible for providing oversight to grantees and enforcing FVPSA policies. The webinar is designed to assist FVPSA administrators in their efforts to implement new LGBTQ Accessibility policies and to ensure they are equipped to handle the types of technical assistance and training they will need to provide to grantees.

To listen to the audio recording of the FVPSA Administrator webinar, click on this link:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/849521074
Please note: If you did not register for the original webinar, you will be asked to enter information to gain immediate access to the recording. 


Coalitions and Resource Centers Resources

The second webinar is geared to take one of the many steps to make sure that programs are accessible for all victims of domestic violence. As noted by Senior Program Specialist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Ken Noyes, the information shared is geared to implement accessibility policies to better serve communities within the violence against women framework. Marylouise Kelley, Prevention and Services Division Director, also noted that the webinar intends to help provide support with some of the struggles DV programs across the country may be having in understanding the complexities associated with identifying and serving LGBTQ individuals.

To listen to the audio recording of the Coalitions and Resource Centers, click on this link:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/868238386

Please note: If you did not register for the original webinar, you will be asked to enter information to gain immediate access to the recording.

Tribal Organizations Resources
The final webinar is presented with an emphasis on cultural awareness and understanding of Two Spirit/LGBTQ communities and how Tribes and Tribal Organizations can better serve these communities. As explained by presenter Terra Slavin, the term Two Spirit is used by some indigenous/Native Americans to describe their experience of being LGBTQ; an individual who has a hold of two spirit worlds. This term is an English translation of a concept present in some Native American cultures that an individual can express or exist in, both masculine and feminine realms. Below is the link to the Two Spirit PPT from the webinar with detailed information on the topic.

To listen to the audio recording for Tribal Organizations, click on this link:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/313461242

Please note: If you did not register for the original webinar, you will be asked to enter information to gain immediate access to the recording.
 


LGBTQ Domestic Violence
Training and Technical Assistance Project
2006-2009

 
“Attempting to work on domestic violence without working on
other oppressions is like attempting to move a rug one is standing on.”

– National Resource Center on Domestic Violence

 
The LGBTQ Domestic Violence Training and Technical Assistance Project (LGBTQ DV TAT Project) was launched in 2006 and completed in 2009. The project was funded by the California Department of Health Services Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Office of Family Planning (MCAH/OFP) and administered by the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence in partnership with Community United Against Violence (CUAV) and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center (LAGLC).

The purpose of the project was to assist the 94 state-funded DV programs in increasing access to services by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) victims and survivors of domestic violence. While CUAV, LAGLC and other providers had delivered training and technical assistance on LGBTQ competency and accessibility for many years, the LGBTQ DV TAT Project represented an unprecedented opportunity to systematically provide TAT to all 94 of California’s state-funded DV programs.

The many resources, presentations and publications from the project are available for download.


LGBTQ DV TAT Project 1-Page Summary

LGBTQ DV TAT Project Summative Evaluation Report

Transforming Bias and Opening Doors: Building State and Local Capacity to Address LGBTQ Domestic Violence (Presentation delivered at the 137th Annual American Public Health Association Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 11/9/2009)

Addressing Oppression: A Critical Strategy for Increasing LGBTQ Access to Services and Ending DV
(Presentation delivered at the 13th National Coalition Against Domestic Violence conference in Washington, DC on 7/22/2008)

LGBTQ Competency and Accessibility Assessment
The Partnership developed an LGBTQ Competency and
Accessibility Assessment in collaboration with Community United Against Violence and the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center. 
* LGBTQ Competency and Accessibility Assessment Description
* LGBTQ Competency and Accessibility Organizational Assessment Interview
* LGBTQ Competency and Accessibility Organizational Assessment Survey

Serving LGBTQ Victims/Survivors: Overview of Access Issues and Recommended Practices
* Serving LGBTQ Victims/Survivors: Overview of Access Issues and Recommended Practices Presentation
* LGBT Communities and Domestic Violence: Information and Resources by the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence
* Community Standards of Practice For Provision of Quality Health Care Services For Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual And Transgendered Clients by GLBT Health Access Project
* Policy Recommendations for Battered Women’s Shelters Regarding Transgender Battered Women by Community United Against Violence
* Trans Inclusion Policy Manual For Women’s Organizations by the Women/Trans Dialogue Planning Committee and Trans Alliance Society
* Enhancing Cultural Competence: Welcoming the LGBT Community by Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Improving Access for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors
* Improving Access for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors PPT
* Improving Access for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors Trainer’s Guide
* Improving Access for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors Training Materials
* Improving Access for LGBTQ Victim/Survivors Handouts

Fostering an LGBTQ Welcoming Environment
* Fostering an LGBTQ Welcoming Environment Presentation
* Welcoming Environment Case Example
* Examples of LGBTQ Outreach Brochures

Effective Case Management with LGBTQ DV Victims/Survivors
* Effective Case Management with LGBTQ DV Victims/Survivors Presentation

Domestic Violence Intake Interviewing and Screening with LGBTQ Individuals
* Domestic Violence Intake Interviewing and Screening with LGBTQ Individuals Presentation
* Domestic Violence Intake Interviewing and Screening with LGBTQ Individuals Handouts

Partnerships with LGBTQ Groups and Organizations
* Partnerships with LGBTQ Groups and Organizations Presentation

Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bias among Clients and Others
* Addressing Anti-LGBTQ Bias among Clients and Others Presentation
* Responding to Everyday Bigotry: Speak Up! by Teaching Tolerance
* Transitioning Our Shelters: A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Coalition for the Homeless

LGBTQ Youth Dating Abuse Resources
* Break the Cycle, Hear My Voice
* Community United Against Violence, LOVE & JUSTICE Program video, Relationship’s: It’s Not Always Hearts and Flowers
* Advocates For Youth’s Amplify Your Voice Youth
* Spark Reproductive Justice’s FYRE: Sparking the Flames in Each Other
* Queer Youth Relationship Violence Needs Assessment Report by Community United Against Violence and Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center