Dates: April 15th, 16th and 17th, 2015
Location: Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, Michigan
In conjunction with the 20th Anniversary of BISC-MI
Early bird rate $399.00 non members (after April 3, 2015 late fee add $50.00)
Conference rate includes: Continental breakfast and lunch all 3 days!
We now have an option for a 1 or 2 day registration!
Member Day Rate: $125.00 Per Day
Non Member Day Rate: $150.00 Per Day20 BIPSCC CEUs (no extra fee)
Social Work CE Fee $40.00
20 CEs Social Work, This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course Approval Number: 021815-00
Room Rates will be $75.00
Airport Shuttle: The Crowne Plaza Hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the Grand Rapids Gerald R. Ford International Airport (the shuttle is for that airport only) by calling: 616-957-1770
Conference Description: The role of intervention in addressing intimate partner violence has become distorted due to a combination of gender neutral advocates, flawed and misrepresented research and the increasing emphasis on evidence based practice. The result is that legislators and communities are withdrawing support from intervention programs and the resurgence of strategies that put victims at risk are being promoted. Programs are increasingly finding themselves under attack and having to respond to questions that that they are not prepared to answer.
BISC-MI has taken the lead in the last 20 years of bringing together some of the best faculty from around the world to address controversial issues and provide unequaled networking opportunities. This year is no exception. This conference is an unprecedented opportunity to hear and mingle with some of the leading experts from around the world. A variety of thought provoking plenary sessions will address topics of research, culture, women’s use of force and how the field can move forward. Additionally, there will be an assortment of workshops which will offer a smaller group experience to explore topics in depth. This conference is bringing together many of the leaders in the field to discuss how to reclaim the narrative and define the future of intervention programming with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and victim safety focus. Come with your questions and challenges; leave energized, well informed and with new connections from around the country, This is a not to be missed opportunity and there are space limitations so sign up early to secure your place.
Advancing the Narrative: Inspiring the Future
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:00 AM - Friday, April 17, 2015 4:30 PM (Eastern Time)
5700 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49546