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Contact AVP today for a Training, Workshop or Presentation:

Just fill out a Training Request Form or contact the Education and Training Institute at or 212.714.1184, ext. 14 to have a form emailed or faxed to you.

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Training Topics Include:

All trainings/workshops will include a general overview of AVP’s programs and services in addition to an introduction to language and terminology specific to working with LGBTQ communities.

Hate Violence

Hate violence is a term that describes an act against a person or property that is motivated by hatred for someone’s actual or perceived identity including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or HIV status. Hate violence comes in many forms such as verbal attacks, physical attacks, bullying, and intimidation. Hate violence sends a message to the larger community that LGBTQ people are neither welcome nor safe. LGBTQ people experience many forms hate violence when seeking services and support. AVP’s hate violence trainings and workshops provide participants with information on the impact of hate motivated violence, strategies to prevent violence, how to create LGBTQ inclusive organizations, and how to support the needs of LGBTQ survivors of violence.


Bullying is any form of hate violence and does not only affect young people but can happen to anyone regardless of age. It is motivated by hatred for someone’s actual or perceived identity including sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and/or HIV status. Bullying can take many forms and can involve verbal attacks, physical attacks, sexual violence, intimidation or cyber bullying to make someone feel powerless. AVP’s bullying trainings and workshops will provide participants with information on the impact bullying has on LGBTQH communities, how to prevent bullying, how to support survivors of bullying and steps individuals and organizations can take to ensure that there are policies in place to adequately respond to LGBTQ people who experience bullying.

Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence (DV/IPV)

AVP works with service providers to address DV/IPV in LGBTQH communities. Tactics of abuse can include physical violence, threats of physical violence, sexual abuse, bullying, economic abuse, harming children, harming pets, and/or isolating ones partner from friends and family. Participants in this training or workshop will be able to identify the unique power and control tactics used by abusers, learn how to conduct safety planning for LGBTQ survivors, and will receive updated information on civil orders of protection and local and statewide resources available for LGBTQ survivors of violence. Participants will be able to develop best practices when working with LGBTQH DV/IPV survivors, be able to give appropriate referrals, and will learn how to prevent LGBTQ DV/IPV.

DV/IPV Screening and Assessments Tools for Clinical Staff

This in-depth training runs for approximately four hours including: skills building exercises on identifying unique issues for LGBTQH survivors of DV/IPV, assessing abusers from victims, and case conferencing with the Anti-Violence Project.

HIV-Related Violence

This training or workshop focuses on how HIV related violence intersects with other forms of violence such as bullying, sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Training/workshop goals include the participant's ability to identify HIV related violence, discuss ways in which HIV related violence is used to further other types of violence, and ways to safety plan.

Violence and Youth

This training or workshop will help participants identify and discuss how LGBTQH youth experience violence related to homophobia and transphobia. Participants will receive information on the impact of bullying, sexual violence, and teen dating violence on LGBTQH youth. Participants will also learn how to identify LGBTQH youth related violence, learn strategies on addressing and preventing violence, and will discuss resources for LGBTQH youth who are also survivors of violence. We also offer workshops for young people on Healthy Relationships.

Violence and Transgender Communities

Transgender and gender non-conforming people experience high rates of violence because of transphobia and various forms of discrimination and oppression. This training or workshop will assist participants with identifying the forms of violence transgender and gender non-comforming communities face including but not limited to bullying, hate violence, sexual violence, and intimate partner violence.

Sexual Violence

LGBTQH people often do not report sexual violence they experience because of the fear of revictimization by medical and service providers. AVP’s educational efforts seek to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of homophobia, transphobic, and biphobic biases that LGBTQH individuals encounter when seeking services. This workshop or training allows participants the opportunity to develop an understanding of potential roadblocks to services for LGBTQH sexual assault survivors and what they can do to address such barriers.

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