Same-Sex Domestic Violence: Considerations, Suggestions, and Resources
Originally Presented On: May 22, 2013
Faculty: Cara Presley-Kimball, LICSW, Coordinator, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health; and Jessica Newman, LMHC, psychotherapist, Violence Recovery Program, Fenway Health
Sponsors: The National LGBT Health Education Center
According to a recent national survey, LGBT people experience domestic violence at least as commonly as heterosexual women, contradicting common misperceptions that men cannot be victims of abuse, and women cannot perpetrate abuse. This webinar, led by Jessica Newman and Cara Presley-Kimball of Fenway Health’s Violence Recovery Program, explains the unique features of same-sex domestic violence as well as the benefits of screening LGBT patients. Participants will also learn to identify barriers that LGBT victims and survivors of domestic violence face when accessing health care, legal protection, and safe shelters. There is also a brief overview of the Violence Recovery Program at Fenway Health, a unique model program that is integrated into the behavioral health department of a community health center.