Working with Trans Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Guide for ProfessionaISBN: 9781785927607
This book provides practical advice for professionals working with transgender (includingnon-binary) people who have survived any form of sexual violence and abuse. It givesprofessionals an understanding of the impact and trauma of sexual violence on transpeople, as well as the additional difficulties they face accessing services that havetraditionally been designed to serve cisgendered clients.The authors reveal specific issues faced by trans people as they recover from traumaticsexual experiences, and what steps professionals and organisations can take to meet theneeds of the trans community. They also take a critical look at what can be done toreduce discrimination, particularly as many services for sexual violence tend to enforcestrict gender segregation which can be exclusionary for trans clients. This book helpsmitigate the traumatic effects of sexual violence on trans individuals, by recommendingeffective responses for all levels of service delivery, from organisational policies to advicefor front-line professionals.