About this survey

With support from Raliance, FORGE -- a national training and technical assistance provider focusing on the intersections of transgender populations and victimization – is conducting a survey of facilitators who host support groups for sexual assault survivors.

We are seeking responses from a wide range of agencies who provide support group services for sexual assault survivors.  The purpose of this assessment is to explore how support groups are serving the diverse populations of survivors who are seeking services, including survivors who are transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, or male (non-transgender). 

This survey is the first component of many steps to help determine the challenges and best practices of creating gender-inclusive support groups for sexual assault survivors.  The end products of this process will include an extensive guide and accompanying webinar for support group staff on how to create and facilitate gender-inclusive support groups for survivors.

We welcome multiple responses from individual agencies, recognizing that individuals may have unique perspectives, roles and knowledge.  We also encourage you to forward this survey to other professionals or agencies who provide support groups for sexual assault survivors.

All data analyses and results will be reported in the aggregate, and will not disclose any individual or agency’s name, or denote any identifying information about an individual or agency respondent. Results will highlight trends, needs, recommendations, and directions for further examination.

Survey deadline.
The survey will close on November 1, 2016.

About FORGE.
FORGE is a national transgender anti-violence organization, founded in 1994. Since 2009, we have been federally funded to provide direct services to transgender, gender non-conforming and gender non-binary survivors of sexual assault.

Since 2011, FORGE has served as the only transgender-focused organization federally funded to provide training and technical assistance to providers across the country who work with transgender survivors of sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, and stalking. Our role as a technical assistance provider has allowed us to directly see key continued and emerging challenges many agencies are experiencing in serving sexual assault survivors of all genders.

We have a long history of crafting dynamic in-person, remote-access, and print-based training materials in ways that are highly accessible to many types of victim service providers, as well as to many learning levels and styles.

Thank you for participating in this survey!

Loree Cook-Daniels, Policy and Program Director
and
michael munson, Executive Director

For more information.
Please contact FORGE with any questions or comments at:
FORGE
PO Box 1272
Milwaukee, WI 53201
414-559-2123

Email: http://forge-forward.org/about/contact-us/
Website: www.forge-forward.org

This survey was supported by a grant from Raliance, a collaborative initiative to end sexual violence in one generation, made possible through a commitment from the National Football League (NFL). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NFL.

                                                                                      

* 1. Have you facilitated one or more support groups for survivors of sexual assault?

* 2. What types of support groups for sexual assault survivors have you facilitated (related to gender)? (check all that apply)

* 3. Mark the genders of survivors who have been in any of the groups you have facilitated. (check all that apply)

* 4. If you have not offered support groups for sexual assault survivors that include MEN (transgender or non-transgender), what concerns or barriers do you believe stops you?

* 5. If you have not offered support groups for sexual assault survivors that include TRANSGENDER/GENDER NON-CONFORMING/NON-BINARY SURVIVORS, what concerns or barriers do you believe stops you?

* 6. If you have facilitated ALL-GENDER support groups for sexual assault survivors, what challenges, if any, have you had related to the group’s gender make-up?

* 7. If you have facilitated ALL-GENDER support groups for sexual assault survivors, what successes, if any, have you had related to the group’s gender make-up?

* 8. Is there anything else you would like to share?

 
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