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LGBTQ+ Identities and Intimate Partner Violence

Would you like to know more about the unique challenges LGBTQ+ individuals face when experiencing intimate partner violence? Have you thought about how your organization can become more inclusive? Sarah Sullivan from Catalyst Domestic Violence Services will share her expertise, helping participants:
• understand ways that intimate partner violence may look different in LGBTQ+ relationships,
• identify unique barriers for LGBTQ+ individuals when utilizing services & seeking support,
• and walk away with practical ways to provide a welcoming and inclusive space.


Sarah Sullivan is the Education & Outreach Program Coordinator at Catalyst Domestic Violence Services in Chico. She is responsible for the coordination, development and maintenance of education and outreach efforts in the community and within Catalyst, including a continued focus on youth and LGBTQ+ communities. In her previous position as LGBTQ+ Outreach Specialist, the Cal OES’s Equality for Prevention & Services for Domestic Abuse Program grant allowed Sarah to design an in-service for DV agencies in Northern California to help them better serve their LGBTQ+ participants, as well as collaborate with the local LGBTQ+ resource center to host events for teens and adults. Sarah holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Science with an option in Education. She is passionate about developing primary prevention strategies and empowering people of all ages to engage in healthy relationships.