Support group is one of the most versatile tools that we have in our advocacy program toolkit. Survivors sharing information, insights, resources and what worked and didn’t work in their lives with one another can be a source of support unparalleled by any other advocacy tool. Advocates working with LGBTQ survivors have learned that support group can work, and work well, even with very diverse groups of people—including building support groups that can welcome people of all genders and sexual orientations. When facilitators are equipped to build equity into their facilitation and respond openly and effectively to the challenges of diverse groups, support group can be available to more survivors, more of the time. This panel webinar will explore opportunities to facilitate well in diverse support groups.
Presenter: Fatima Arain, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence