Building accessible and competenImpact Covert programs and services requires a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.  This guide is designed in hopes of assisting organizations in providing programs and services that are shaped by the strengths, needs, and experiences of LGBTQ communities.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

Language is powerful in all Glossary Coveranti-sexual violence work.  This resource offers some terms and language for individuals engaging in discussions on gender, sexuality, and sexual violence.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The political, social, and cultural environment Hate Crimes Coverof homophobia in U.S. culture contributes to violence against people who identify as, or are identified as, LGBTQ.  This special resource outlines recent laws concerning hate and bias-motivated crimes in the U.S.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This resource outlines steps forCapacity Cover organizations can take to build capacity for engaging LGBTQ communities, facilitating prevention efforts with LGBTQ communities, and providing services to survivors who identify as LGBTQ.  There are also areas for consideration and activities to help organizations move even further toward a more inclusive, affirming agency.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

There are a wealth of programs, strengths, List Coverand best practices for working with LGBTQ communities and serving survivors of sexual violence who identify as LGBTQ.  This list offers some of those materials, organized alphabetically and by focus area.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

This research brief explores the Brief Coverprevalence of sexual violence against individuals and communities who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ). Studies between 2006 and 2011 are covered and examine sexual violence against victims who identify as LGBTQ in the form of hate or bias-motivated crimes, intimate partner violence, childhood sexual abuse, and adult sexual assault.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

The articles, reports, and films listed in the Bibliography Coverbibliography explore sexual violence against individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning (LGBTQ) from a variety of angles, including lifetime sexual victimization, intimate partner violence, sexual violence as hate/bias crimes, and service provisions for survivors. It lists articles that dispel common myths about individuals who identify as LGBTQ and sexual violence.

This resource is part of the Information Packet on Sexual Violence & Those Who Identify as LGBTQ.

FORGE offers a fact sheet of information and terms and definitions on gender identity and expression for victim-service professionals.

Download the fact sheet.

Crime victims with disabilities may face challenges that other victims do not face, such as the ability to access services or communicate with advocates. Supporting Crime Victims With Disabilities, a new training curriculum, focuses on recognizing and addressing these challenges so that all victims with disabilities receive the support and assistance they need. (OVC) Downloadable training materials for presenters who are providing training is available.

Materials are available in English or/o en Español.

The Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs (WCSAP) provides a collection of resources and activities to help in facilitating support groups. Activities listed focus on building self-esteem and self-awareness.

Access these resources.

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