Responding to Transgender Victims of Sexual Assault (4 CE)
Course Level: Intermediate
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Course Delivery: Online, Self-Paced
Course Description: "Transgender community" is a term used to describe the diverse people who experience incongruence between the sex they were assigned at birth and their internal gender identity, who experience binary gender as restrictive or inaccurate, who do not conform to cultural expectations of binary gender, or who love someone who is transgender (e.g., partner, family member, loved one). Statistics documenting transgender people's experience of sexual violence indicate shockingly high levels of sexual abuse and assault. This course discusses some of the challenges that affect the work of professionals who serve transgender victims of sexual violence and offers tips to help improve services, including: transgender-specific issues as they relate to sexual assault; issues involving the perpetrators of sexual assault against transgender people; and procedural issues as they relate to sexual assault involving transgender victims.
- To summarize the statistics regarding the transgender community
- To evaluate victim issues for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence
- To evaluate perpetrator issues for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence
- To evaluate standard practices for professionals who work with transgender victims of sexual violence
- To evaluate recommendations for helping to improve services for transgender victims of sexual violence
- Statistics of Transgender Individuals and Community
- Transgender-specific issues
- Facts and figures
- Gender identity and sexual assault
- Victim issues
- Perpetrator issues
- Standard Practice
Course Format: Course materials can be downloaded or read online. To receive a certificate of completion, you must complete an online multiple-choice post-test with a score of 75% or better and complete an online course evaluation.