Webinar: Providing Trauma Sensitive Affirmative Services for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Interpersonal violence has a devastating impact on individuals, families, communities and our society as a whole. Sexual assault may more than double the risk of substance abuse for survivors. Alcohol and drugs use increases violent behaviors in many.

Sexual violence is any act (verbal and/or physical) which breaks a person’s trust and/or safety and is sexual in nature. Heterosexism and homo/trans phobia in our culture puts LGBTQ people at greater risk for sexual assault.

It is common for perpetrators to use sexual violence as a way to punish and humiliate someone for being LGBT, and/or for sexual assault to be one type of violence that occurs during an anti-LGBT battering. Interpersonal violence can also occur between same sex domestic partners, former partners, other family members, friends, coworkers and others known to the victim. Individuals with a history of interpersonal violence need to receive ATOD treatment in a safe and supportive environment that is trauma sensitive.

Addiction treatment as well as some self-help models can recreate traumatic experiences or trigger emotional reactions if services are not trauma sensitive.

This webinar will educate on various aspects of interpersonal violence along with other awareness of other cultural aspects including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, socio-economics, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.

Providers can benefit from understanding the difficulty for LGBT victims to receive services as well as what resources and referrals can be beneficial. It will include the limitations of practice for addiction behavioral health professionals to support individuals prior to engaging in trauma focused treatment.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the prevalence and consequences of interpersonal violence as it pertains to LGBT individuals.
  2. Describe how to create a safe environment for individuals with a history of trauma.
  3. Identify three substance abuse treatment issues affected by trauma history to assist clients in early recovery.

Note: no CEs are offered with this webinar.

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Philip T. McCabe

Philip T. McCabe

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC, is a Health Educator for Rutgers School of Public Health in the Center for Public Health Workforce Development.

Additionally, he serves as an adjunct instructor for Rutgers School of Nursing, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers School of Social Work. He has over 30 years' experience providing educational training. He is currently the president of NALGAP, the Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and Their Allies.

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Webinar: Providing Trauma Sensitive Affirmative Services for LGBTQ Survivors of Sexual Assault
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and LGBTQ people are at a greater risk for sexual assault. This webinar will educate on various aspects of interpersonal violence along with other awareness of other cultural aspects including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, socio-economics, sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity.
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