All-Gender Inclusive Support

R1 2016-2017 $49,911

FORGE in Milwaukee, IL developed and disseminated resources on providing gender-inclusive support groups for diverse sexual assault survivors, specifically integrating male, transgender, and gender non-binary survivors. 

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  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    Presented at the 2017 National Sexual Assault Conference in Dallas, TX on the RALIANCE track to 87 attendees. Additionally, hosted several webinars with various groups on this project. 

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    Created the Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups: A practical guide for support group facilitators, therapists, and decision-makers.

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    Held 3 webinars: Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (90 attendees), Jewish Women International’s National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse (339 attendees), and Part of the Solution: Gender-Integrated Sexual Assault Support Groups sponsored by FORGE in July 2017 (258 attendees). Reached 687 total webinar attendees. Recordings are available of the webinars. 

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    Identified facilitators’ concerns and barriers via an online survey with 97 responses (Goal 50). They used this information as well as interviews with 18 facilitators (Goal 10) to inform the guide.  

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    Shared the guide and archived webinars via social media with specific posts during Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, and other key social media opportunities.

    Quote: “The research that caring and non-judgmental practices ultimately mean more than keeping a support group gender-specific.”