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Training & Technical Assistance Center

The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP) coordinates the National Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Center on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ) Cultural Competency. This project is currently conducting a national needs assessment with mainstream organizations across the country to assess gaps in services and provide tailored technical assistance to increase LGBTQ accessibility and inclusivity among these organizations.

The NCAVP TTA Center on LGBTQ Cultural Competency also provides free ongoing technical assistance and support to current and potential Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) grantees nationwide through a toll-free warmline number, list serve, Deaf-accessible instant messaging AIM, and resource bank of LGBTQ anti-violence materials. The NCAVP Training and Technical Assistance Center is available for direct service and advocacy organizations seeking answers, support, and strategies to become inclusive of and accessible to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) survivors. NCAVP members are available to provide technical assistance on issues such as language and terminology, creating an LGBTQ-inclusive organization, developing LGBTQ-inclusive policies and procedures, building relationships with LGBTQ communities and more. All questions and requests for assistance are welcome.

Contact:
Toll-free warmline: 1-855-AVP-LGBT (1-855-287-5428)
Mon-Fri, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST
Deaf/Hard of hearing accessible instant messaging AIM: AVPlgbt

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

National Training and Technical Assistance Center Resources

Bisexual Specific Partner Abuse Brochure (English), Bisexual IPV
The Network/La Red

Bisexual Specific Partner Abuse Brochure (Spanish), Bisexual IPV
The Network/La Red

Creating an LGBTQ-Friendly Agency: Worksheet, Supporting Your Organization
Virginia Anti-Violence Project

Glossary of Terms, LGBTQ Terminology
New York City Anti-Violence Project

Information for Survivors of Sexual Assault in the LGBTQ Community, Information for Survivors; SV
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

LGBT Vocab Quiz, LGBTQ Terminology
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

LGBTQ Financial Abuse Scenarios (Excerpt from Allstate/NNEDV Financial Empowerment Curriculum), LGBTQ IPV
Center on Halsted Anti-Violence Project

LGBTQ-Inclusive Model Policies, Supporting Your Organization
Virginia Anti-Violence Project

LGBTQ Partner Abuse (for Community), LGBTQ IPV
The Network/La Red

LGBTQ Partner Abuse (for Providers), LGBTQ IPV
The Network/La Red

LGBTQ Partner Abuse Brochure (English/Spanish), LGBTQ IPV
The Network/ La Red

LGBTQ Survivor Handbook, Information for Survivors
Virginia Anti-Violence Project

LGTB Power and Control Wheel, LGBTQ IPV
New York City Anti-Violence Project

Practical Tips for Working with Transgender Survivors of Sexual Violence, Working with Transgender Survivors; SV
FORGE

Privileges Held by Non-Trans People, General Information
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

Services Outside of the Box, Working with Transgender Survivors
FORGE

Signs of Abuse Checklist, LGBTQ IPV; Information for Survivors
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

SM for Professionals, General Information; SM
The Network/La Red

SM vs. Abuse Brochure, General Information; SM
The Network/La Red

Some Do’s and Don’ts for working with LGBQ/T Folks, Working with LGBTQ Survivors
The Network/La Red

Terminology Handout, LGBTQ Terminology
Kansas City Anti-Violence Project

Tips for Creating Dialogue with Potential LGBTQ Clients, Working with LGBTQ Survivors
New York City Anti-Violence Project

Tips for Representing Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Survivors of Domestic Violence in Court, Working with LGBTQ Survivors; IPV; Legal
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Transgender Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Resource Sheet, Transgender Information; IPV; SV
FORGE

Transgender People and Health Care Fast FactsTransgender Information
FORGE

Transgender People and SOFFAs (Significant Others, Friends, Family and Allies) Fast Facts, Transgender Information
FORGE

Transgender People, Police, and Incarceration Fast Facts, Transgender Information
FORGE

Transgender Specific Partner Abuse Brochure, Transgender IPV
The Network/La Red

Transgender Specific Power and Control Tactics, Transgender IPV
FORGE

Transgender Violence Fast Facts, Transgender Information
FORGE

U-VISA: an Immigration Remedy for LGBTQ Victims of Crime, Information for Survivors; IPV; SV; Immigration; Legal
L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center

Working With LGBT Victims of Violence, Working with LGBTQ Survivors
Gay Alliance of the Genesee Valley Anti-Violence Project

OVC Webinar Resources

Download the pdf NCAVP webinar "OVC DEMONSTRATION INITIATIVE: Providing equal access to mainstream victim services for LGBTQ survivors" power point presentation here.