February 22 & 23, 2018
National Convening to build strategies for advocacy & organizing in response to abuse in Trans and Queer, Lesbian, Bisexual & Gay Communities
Please read the Q&A for Advocates brochure for additional details about this event and to register online or by mail today!
What is Q&A for Advocates?
Q&A (Queers & Allies/Questions & Answers) is a one-of-a-kind training and consultation project available to d.v. advocates and others who want to improve their advocacy with trans and queer, bisexual lesbian, and gay survivors of abuse. Through this project, the National LGBTQ IPV Institute brings together advocates from across the country to:
-Develop assessment skills and experience;
-Share specialized info from LGBTQ survivors;
-Share information about unique issues and concerns facing our diverse LGBTQ communities;
-Problem solve around typical barriers that exist in shelters, advocate programs, anti-violence projects and queer resource centers;
-Integrate queer generated theories and information about domestic violence into work with survivors;
-Topics include: assessing “who’s who” in abusive LGBTQ relationships;supporting survivors’ self-determination in advocacy; domestic violence through a trans perspective; community outreach and engagement strategies; sex, sexuality and sexual abuse; safety planning in small communities; support group and counseling issues; involving community members in social change; basic and advanced domestic violence analysis.
Q&A participants also have on-going access to Institute staff for technical assistance and consultation following the institute!
Why should I go?
Based on our experience working in Trans and queer communities, the Institute provides training to service providers and advocates from throughout the country. Consistently, advocates ask for opportunities for more in-depth and sustained training about our approach to ending abuse in LGBTQ relationships.
In response, we developed our Q&A for Advocates project—a 2 day training with limited registration to ensure individual attention and in-depth work. In its second decade, Q&A for Advocates has provided training and on-going consultation to over 800 advocates.
Who should come to Q&A?
Advocates, activists, service providers, social workers, shelter workers, anti-violence program volunteers, program managers and therapists have found this institute very helpful due to its strong focus on community-based and survivor driven responses to violence. Participants build their critical thinking and practical skills to better support LGBTQ survivors of violence.
Hosted by the National LGBTQ Institute on IPV, a project of the NW Network and NCAVP