The National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) was created to significantly enhance the safety, well-being, support, and health of LGBTQ IPV survivors throughout the United States. The Institute delivers state-of-the-art training that expands the capacity of public and private agencies to provide culturally relevant, survivor-centered LGBTQ IPV intervention and prevention services. This report aims to capture and assess the Institute’s training programs over the first 6 months since the program’s launch, looking specifically at training numbers and breakdowns, geographical reach, and an analysis of feedback and identified areas of growth.
The regional breakdown of trainings revealed that the majority of Domestic Violence Service Providers and LGBTQ Social Service Providers that requested private organizational trainings came from California. However, by providing trainings to the public that were available for anyone to sign up, the National LGBTQ Institute on Intimate Partner Violence was able to reach a wider range of states and regions of the country. This analysis shows the critical importance of the public trainings as a means to reach service providers in the South and Midwest, areas that are impacted by anti-LGBTQ bias and discrimination. It also shows the need for the Institute to focus more on outreach for private organizational training in regions outside of the West moving forward in order to reach a more broad range of service providers the country.