COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROVIDERS
TRAINING FOR PROVIDERS
TNLR PUBLICATIONS


COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The Network/La Red raises awareness and provides information on LGBQ/T partner abuse through workshops, trainings, community presentations, and consultations. By keeping LGBQ/T partner abuse visible, fostering community responsibility for the issue, and sparking continued discussion and action, we are working to build communities safer for all of us. If you would like TNLR training for your community organization, group, school, place of worship, family or friends, please see the link below. We offer sliding scale fees. Below are descriptions of trainings and workshops The Network/La Red can offer.

Partner Abuse in LGBQ/T Communities
This workshop provides information and education on LGBQ/T partner abuse, including:
– Definition of partner abuse
– Prevalence rate of partner abuse in LGBQ/T communities
– Myths and facts about LGBQ/T partner abuse
– Cycle of abuse
– Tactics of abuse
– Root causes
– How to support survivors of abuse and resources for survivors

SM vs. Abuse
This workshop was developed by The Network/La Red and the New England Leather Alliance.
This workshop provides:
– Language, definitions and culture of SM communities
– Difference between consensual SM and abuse

LGBQ/T Youth Dating Abuse
This workshop is designed for youth audiences and includes education on:
– Definition of abuse
– Myths and facts about youth dating abuse in LGBQ/T communities
– Cycle of dating abuse
– Tactics of youth dating abuse
– How to support a friend experiencing abuse

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FREE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE FOR PROVIDERS
TNLR offers help for service providers in making their agency more accessible to LGBQ/T (lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer and/or transgender) individuals. We have provided technical assistance to social workers, hospitals, homeless shelters, police, domestic violence programs, sexual assault programs, colleges, and many others. Contact our Education Associate at at 617-695-0877 ext.109 to set up a meeting in person or over the phone to discuss how we can support your program. Our Technical Assistance program includes:
– Free help with program policies and procedures
– Free consultation on steps to make your program more LGBQ/T-inclusive
– Trainings for your organization
– Downloadable brochures and fact sheets
– Open Minds Open Doors, our free manual for domestic violence programs on LGBQ/T inclusivity


TRAINING FOR PROVIDERS
Introduction to LGBQ/T Communities
Introduction to Transgender Communities
Partner Abuse in LGBQ/T Communities
Working with Transgender Survivors of Partner Abuse
LGBQ/T-Accessibility in Your Organization
SM is not Abuse
Screening

All of our trainings except “Screening” are 3-hour interactive workshops and we provide folders with referral information and definitions. The cost for each training is $200/hour plus travel and accommodations if needed. Sliding scale is available. For more information on “Screening,” see below.

Introduction to LGBQ/T Communities
– Introduction to LGBQ/T communities
– The difference between gender and sexuality
– Respectful language and practices for providers
– How homo/bi/trans-phobia affects LGBQ/T communities

Introduction to Transgender Communities
– Introduction to transgender communities
– The difference between gender and sexuality
– Respectful language and practices for providers
– Transphobia and the barriers it creates

Partner abuse in LGBQ/T Communities
– Overview domestic violence and dynamics of abuse in LGBQ/T communities
– Similarities and differences in domestic violence between LGBQ/T and heterosexual, cisgender communities
– Barriers to service and support
– Introduction to the screening process to determine who is the survivor and who is the abuser
– How homo/bi/trans-phobia affects community awareness and actions
– How to support LGBQ/T survivors

Working with Transgender Survivors of Partner Abuse
This workshop will focus on the barriers mainstream programs may have to serving transgender victims of domestic violence. Providing cultural information, techniques, time for problem solving, and ways to open up programs, at whatever capacity, to be able to serve transgender individuals. Issues and topics to be covered:
– Introduction to transgender communities
– Partner abuse in transgender communities
– Addressing transphobia with staff and clients
– Respectful language and practices for providers
– Resources for transgender survivors

LGBQ/T- Accessibility in Your Organization
– Understanding major issues and obstacles faced by LGBQ/T survivors
– Respectful language and practices for providers
– Outreach to LGBQ/T communities
– Sample policies and procedures to create LGBQ/T-inclusive services

SM is Not Abuse: Understanding Consensual SM and How it Differs from Abuse
This workshop was developed by The Network/La Red and The New England Leather Alliance. It will provide:
– Language, definitions, and culture of SM communities
– Difference between consensual SM and abuse
– How to effectively screen for the difference between SM and abuse
– How to speak comfortably to clients who practice SM.

Screening
The Intimate Partner Screening Tool was created by the GLBT Domestic Violence Coalition of Boston, MA to assist providers in determining who is the abuser, who is the survivor, and whether or not abuse exists in LGBQ/T relationships where abuse exists. Issues and topics to be covered:
– Why advocates/organizations should screen
– How to screen
– Demonstration of screening
– Facilitated practice
Previous training in LGBQ/T partner abuse is required for this workshop. This training can be combined with LGBQ/T partner abuse training for a two-day workshop.
Format: 8 hour interactive workshop. Folders with referral information and definitions and screening tools provided.
Cost: $200/hr (including prep time) plus travel and accommodations if needed;  includes 25 screening tools and additional tools are $5 each. Sliding scale is available. Discounts available for all-day training.

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TNLR PUBLICATIONS
The Network/La Red offers several informational brochures and manuals that are free of charge to the public, including:

Open Minds Open Doors
A manual on how to transform your domestic violence program to be more inclusive of LGBQ/T survivors.

Power With Power For
A manual on how to create a survivor-centered organization.

Request your free copy of Power With Power For and/or Open Minds Open Doors here!

Brochures
• Does your Partner Blame it on you Being Transgender or Genderqueer?
• Does your Partner Blame it on your Bi-Sexuality?
• Is it SM or Abuse? – A Guide for People who Practice SM
• SM is NOT Abuse – A Guide for Professionals
• Does your Partner Blame it on Polyamory?
• Understanding Partner Abuse in Polyamorous Communities – A Guide for Professionals
• The Network/La Red General Brochure

To request brochures, please fill out this form.