Bullying at Home and School: Consequences and Solutions

Bullying at home and/or school can set trans/non-binary children and youth on a lifelong path of health disparities. This workshop will explore how adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) affect lifelong health, and how and why trans/non-binary youth may experience so many more ACEs (including bullying) than non-trans youth. New resources from the LGBT Working Group of the Office for Victims of Crime’s National Resource Center for Reaching Victims will be shared, including how individual adults can help address the problems.

Intended audience(s)


About the presenters

Loree Cook-Daniels

Loree Cook-Daniels, FORGE’s Policy and Program Director, has helped design and co-facilitate FORGE’s multiple in-person and virtual support groups, research studies, and programs since 2000. She has been involved in advocacy, research, training, and services for LGBT populations since 1975, and is nationally-known for her writing, training, and policy work on LGBT aging, trauma and trauma recovery, and transgender issues. Cook-Daniels holds a B.A. in women’s studies and history, an M.S. in conflict management, and a post-graduate Certificate in trauma counseling.

Tristen Taggart

Tristen Taggart is a trans antiviolence activist pursuing their Bachelor’s Degree in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies and Political Science with a concentration in Civil Rights at Virginia Commonwealth University. Along with being the Policy and Programming Intern at FORGE, Tristen is a queer survivor, scholar, community activist, and direct-support volunteer. Their evolving academic focus is on the embodied politics of sexual violence, resistance, and healing, and they are thrilled to bring their passion and curiosity to FORGE from their hometown in Richmond, Virginia.