To accomplish this, we believe it is essential to listen to and learn from survivors and others in Oregon LGBTQ communities. To that end, we are inviting LGBTQ+ survivors along with their friends, family members, and allies to participate in a series of small group “listening sessions.”
We’ll take what we’ve learned in the listening sessions to identify what steps providers can take to better welcome and serve LGBTQ+ survivors. The listening sessions should last about 2 hours and eligible participants will receive a $40 stipend in exchange for their time.
Participants will not be asked to identify themselves as survivors during the listening sessions, and the conversations will focus on barriers to service rather than circumstances or details of a sexual assault. Nevertheless, because we have no way of knowing the mandatory reporting obligations of everyone in the room, we are limiting participation to folks age 18 and older.
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Because of the nature of these conversations, we are limiting each session to 10 participants. In the event that we have more sign-ups than space, we will look into holding additional sessions.
Note: This session is exclusively for survivors and community members. We will be holding separate sessions for advocates and other victim service providers. For more information on sessions for advocates and VSPs, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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