Domestic and family violence (DFV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) occurs in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer (LGBTQ) relationships.
Yet there are limited programs available to LGBTQ victims/survivors or perpetrators. Mainstream DFV/IPV interventions are not always appropriate as their primary focus is geared towards cisgender, heterosexual female victims/survivors and male perpetrators.
This webinar will explore how the LGBTQ and DFV service sectors can strengthen referral pathways, practice and deliver appropriate DFV/IPV programs for LGBTQ communities.
Using practice expertise and research including the recently published ANROWS research, ‘Developing LGBTQ programs for perpetrators and victims/survivors of domestic and family violence’; the panel will discuss:
how the “heterosexual face” of DFV creates a barrier to access for LGBTQ people seeking out DFV groups and behaviour change programs.
minority stress and how it interferes with help-seeking among members of the LGBTQ communities
what we can do to bridge this gap with inclusivity training within services providing DFV programs and developing formal referral pathways.
There will also be a live Q&A.
This webinar is designed for:
practitioners and policymakers working within LGTBQ services and domestic and family violence services.