“How Can We Do This Better?” Caring for Transgender Survivors

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60 Minutes

Originally Aired
May 19, 2022

Detective Toni Dias
Toni Dias
Davis Police Department
Erik Simon
Erik Simon
Gynecological and Forensic Teaching Associate (GTA & FTA)
Grace Frances
Grace Frances
Director of Community Partnerships,
Jennifer Heard
Jennifer Heard
Program Therapist, Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center
michael munson
michael munson
Co-Founder and Executive Director,

Our free Community Conversation Series delves into topics covered in the Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Exam (SAMFE) Virtual Practicum. In this session Detective Toni Dias of Davis, California Police Department, Jennifer Heard, of Alachua County (Florida) Victim Services and Rape Crisis Center, Erik Simon of Clinical Practice Resources, and michael munson of FORGE will discuss how we can better advocate and care for transgender patients.

Join us, and bring your own questions and suggestions for how we can all do better.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this webinar, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify approaches for gathering information without prying, allowing the survivor/patient to decide what they disclose and what they don’t.
  • Navigate potentially difficult topics with transgender survivors (STIs, pregnancy) while maintaining trust.
  • Describe ways medical providers, advocates, law enforcement, and allied professionals can provide a collective community response to transgender survivors.


EVAWI is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing to provide Continuing Education contact hours for nurses (Provider #15641). Registered Nurses may purchase 1 contact hours after completing this webinar.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-SI-AX-K001 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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