This session will focus on building awareness of the context and experiences of sexual and gender minority victims of sexual violence, and offer training participants strategies for providing forensic interviews, services and advocacy in a meaningful and culturally sensitive manner. In this session, we will examine the factors that place sexual and gender minority youth at greater risk for maltreatment and barriers these youth may face following victimization and trauma. This session will offer training participants an opportunity to examine current practices and learn practical skills to improve responses and interview techniques for sexual and gender minority survivors of violence.
- Identify what puts sexual minority victims at greater risk for victimization
- Discuss reasons why sexual minority youth may fail to disclose their abuse
- Assess skills to improve response to sexual minority youth
This training consists of a 90-min presentation and 30-min Q&A to allow interaction between the presenter and participants in real time.
Presenter: Amy Russell, MSEd, JD, NCC
Audience Level: Beginning: Appropriate for all attendees as an introduction to a topic
Areas of Emphasis: Sexual minority youth, gender minority, maltreatment, sexual violence
Earn 2.0 Continuing Education Credit Hours!