Improving Pathways to Safety for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence
Date: April 28, 2020
Description: The Improving Pathways to Safety project for 2SLGBTQ+ Survivors of Violence project was conducted between 2018-2019 to work with a small sample of five domestic violence organizations in Ontario to understand the barriers and facilitators in supporting multiply-marginalized Two-Spirit, queer, transgender, and non-binary survivors access supports. The webinar will describe the overall findings from the research project, and outline recommendations for understanding how we can work together to support 2SLGBTQ+ in accessing what they need to promote their safety, health, and well-being.
- Increase awareness of how 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are impacted by violence, and the gap in adequate interventions and supports to serve these communities
- Increase capacity to envision creative strategies for promoting gender and sexual diversity in our places of work, our communities, and our personal lives.
Ellis Furman (pronouns: they/them) is a PhD candidate and Vanier Canada Scholar in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University. Ellis uses qualitative, quantitative, and arts-informed research methods to amplify the voices of queer and trans communities through community-based research, program evaluation, and knowledge mobilization.
Vivila Yujuan Liu (Pronouns: she/her) is a researcher and sex educator who is dedicated in promoting holistic sexual health for diverse communities, and empowering 2SLGBTQ+ individuals by providing culturally appropriate sex education. Vivila is a masters student in Community Psychology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Western University.