Foundational Training

Request a 3-hour core training for your agency

Our 3-hour core trainings are great for agencies looking to provide essential training to their staff on providing culturally responsive and specific support to LGBTQ+ IPV survivors, learning best practices, and providing tangible skills building. This training covers:

Dynamics of Intimate Partner Violence

  • Understanding dynamics of power and control in abusive relationships, and how they may uniquely manifest for LGBTQ+ survivors
  • Identifying barriers to leaving an abusive relationship that LGBTQ+ survivors face
  • Learning best practices around enhancing the safety and wellbeing of LGBTQ+ survivors in social service provision

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Expression 101 

  • Best practices around the use of culturally responsive terminology and language
  • Core concepts of LGBTQ+ spectrums of identity
  • The significance of pronouns and best practices around pronoun usage

Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+ Community

  • Understanding the unique and specific issues that LGBTQ+ survivors face
  • Understanding identity abuse and how to address it in work with survivors
  • Building skills in how to address, safety plan, and work to overcome barriers around systemic barriers that LGBTQ+ survivors face

Safety Planning

  • Understanding core tenants of safety planning and how to build a safety plan with an IPV survivor
  • Identifying safety planning strategies for survivors who feel unsafe accessing law enforcement, with a focus on disproportionately impacted communities including BIPOC LGBTQ+ survivors and transgender survivors