School Based: Safe Schools, Neighborhoods, and Housing

Fighting from Both Sides: Sexualized Violence from Society and in Partner Relationships

Jamie Julian

Sexual Assault Awareness, LLC

Workshop Session #1

9AM - 10AM -

Session Overview

LGBTQ+ teens are not only targets of sexualized harassment from the heteronormative community, but from in-relationship sexualized intimate partner violence (IPV) as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), LGBTQ people experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexuals. The National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects (NCAVP) estimates that nearly one in ten LGBTQ survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV) has experienced sexual assault from those partners. Studies suggest that around half of transgender people and bisexual women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lifetimes. The Atlantic’s landmark 2015 article reported that “Overall, three in four LGBT [college] students reported experiencing sexual harassment.”  When compared with the well-known statistic that 1-in-4 women will experience sexualized violence during college, this number is staggering. This presentation will provide a strong overview of sexualized violence from both without and within the LGBTQ+ youth community along with education and prevention strategies for attendees to use in addressing this problem. Co-presented with Julia Schiffman, MSW


Jamie Julian is a licensed clinical social worker at The Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  The Center for Transyouth is the largest Transyouth clinic in the country.  Jamie works on a multidisciplinary team to ensure that all patients are supported and affirmed in their identity.  Jamie also works closely with families and young adults to access services at CHLA, maintain family continuity, manage crisis/safety concerns, and connect with resources within their community.  She provides trainings nationwide on LGBTQI competencies with specialization on gender minorities.    She has expertise in working with trans and GNC youth in crisis and navigating systems that are often part if the problem.  Jamie currently serves on the LGBTQI2-S UsCC subcommittee in partnership with DMH and the diversity council within CHLA.