5th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: "Reality DV"

Seattle, WA
Thursday, September 12, 2013


Additional Materials from 5th Annual DV Symposium -

Molly Dragiewicz Sessions -

https://sites.google.com/site/mollydragiewicz/home/seattle-resources


Strangulation Realities -

Final Strangulation Realities PowerPoint Presentation Handout



Click Here to Download a Printable Copy of the Agenda.
Please note that registration for some workshops is limited to certain audiences. Questions about this may be directed to Tracy Orcutt or Deborah Greenleaf.

We will determine the size of the classroom necessary for each session workshop from the registrations submitted. You are not bound to attend the session for which you register, but if you decide on the day of the event to attend another session, please be sensitive to the amount of seating available in the room before you switch from one to another. Thank you!
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General
Day 1 - Thursday  

Registration & Continental Breakfast  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Pigott Building Atrium

Welcome & Introductions  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 8:30 AM - 8:55 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Pigott Auditorium

Plenary Session I: Real Safety  (details)
Plenary 1 - "Real Safety"
What do we mean by “victim safety”? Do victims define it differently?  Most victims are in contact with current or former partners, sometimes by choice and sometimes by necessity or even court order.  Children, even if their parents’ relationship is over, are likely to see both parents.  What can we learn from these victims about safety, success, and helping all victims be safer?

Speaker:
Jill Davies
Director, Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence

Attorney Jill Davies is the deputy director of Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc. (GHLA) and directs Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, a key initiative of the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, in collaboration with GHLA (www.bcsdv.org). Her advocacy on behalf of family violence victims spans three decades. One aspect of her work is the conception and continued development of the victim-defined approach to advocacy. She has written and consulted extensively on issues of importance to family violence victims, including advocacy and safety planning, poverty, and legal issues. The author of numerous articles and materials regarding violence against women and family violence, her writing encourages critical thinking and supports improved practice.  She is a co-author of the book, Domestic Violence Advocacy: Complex Lives/Difficult Choices, 2d edition, Sage Publications, (forthcoming). Other publications include:  Advocacy Beyond Leaving: Helping Battered Women in Contact with Current or Former Partners, Futures without Violence (2009); Supervised Visitation Programs: Information for Mothers Who Have Experienced Abuse; Futures without Violence (2007); & Helping Sexual Assault Survivors with Multiple Victimizations and Needs: A Guide for Agencies Serving Sexual Assault Survivors, GHLA (2007).
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Pigott Auditorium


AM Break - 10:15-10:30 a.m.  


Session 1 - 10:30 a.m.-12 noon  

Session 1A: Practicing Prevention: Promoting Healthy Relationships  (details)

Session 1A: Practicing Prevention: Promoting Healthy Relationships

Speakers:
Casey Corcoran
Program Director
Children's Program, Futures Without Violence

Roy Fisher
Clinical Supervisor
Navos

David Martin
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Ward Urion
Social Change Program Manager
Lifewire

Hear about DV prevention programs from Boston to Seattle.  The presenters will discuss strategies and practices for youth to develop healthy relationship skills and create shifts in societal norms about the tolerance of intimate partner violence within their communities.  Come learn from Casey Corcoran, past Project Director of the Boston's Start Strong initiative.  This initiative implemented a program that covers the spectrum of prevention and impacted the entire social ecology of the community through promising prevention approaches to teen dating violence prevention.  We will also talk about Future’s Without Violence's Coaching Boys Into Men curriculum that is being offered through LifeWire's Social Change Manager, Ward Urion.  This approach engages men who are coaches and parents, as well as community leaders to implement a curriculum on healthy attitudes and relationships with intimate partners,.  You may be inspired to take this coach-led promising approach to your youth’s team or coach. We will also explore important lessons learned from working with young men of color and marginalized youth from Roy Fisher, who has been a leader in the community as a coach and athlete.  Roy will bring in his specialized skills as youth therapist and domestic violence treatment provider.

 

Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 1B: Virtual Reality, Real Risks  (details)
Session 1B: Virtual Reality, Real Risks
Will repeat Thursday, 3:00-4:30

Speaker:
Linda Criddle

When relationships turn abusive, understanding the potential online risks and how to manage them is key to personal and family safety. This presentation covers internet stalking, tracking and other online predatory tactics of abusers (including the flow/facilitation between online and offline forms of abuse) , the impact of digital tracking on victims, what victims need to know to increase their safety, and what support groups and law enforcement agencies need to know to help victims. The session will also cover the new and developing technologies and the risks victims need to prepare to manage in the future, and touch on the crossover between DV and human trafficking
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 1C:  (details)
Session 1C: Engaging Your DV Victim in the Criminal Justice System: What Really Matters
Closed to prosecutors, law enforcement, system-based advocates

Speakers:
Jill Davies
Director
Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence

Wendy Ross
Advocate Supervisor, DV Unit,
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Ben Santos
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Vice-Chair, DV Unit,
King County Prosecutor’s Office

This workshop will serve as a skill-based workshop for police, prosecutors and system-based advocates and will build on Thursday morning’s keynote themes of safety and working with victims of DV who remain in contact with their abusers, specifically victims of DV crimes that are “in the system.”    How the criminal justice system sets the stage for interacting with a victim of domestic violence is critical to that victim’s future help-seeking and perceived safety.  Through discussion and presentation this workshop will  highlight how to find common ground with victim/witnesses who recant, are “hostile” or “uncooperative:” do not seem to support police involvement or prosecution; or need to remain in contact with their abuser for matters involving children, legal issues, etc.;  and how these circumstances do not necessarily have to derail your investigation, your case, or your attitude/outlook on life!  Through an enhanced understanding of and approach to these barriers, responders will be better equipped to work with the challenges and complexities of DV cases while making a positive impact on the victim, regardless of outcome.

Speaker

Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 1D: Addressing Language and Cultural Barriers at the DV Scene  (details)

Session 1D: Addressing Language and Cultural Barriers at the DV Scene

Closed to prosecution, law enforcement & system-based advocates

Speakers:
Det. Jennifer Samson
Seattle Police Department

Hufan Ali
ReWA Advocate

With King County growing more diverse every year, law enforcement and other criminal justice responders need to continually familiarize themselves with the communities they serve.  Domestic violence is often manifested differently according to culture or country of origin, and can certainly be miscommunicated to responders due to language/cultural barriers.  Presenters will share practical information on addressing language and cultural challenges at the DV scene, including using interpreters optimally to take high-quality statements from a non-English speaking victim/witness so that it holds up in court; approaching and documenting a non-English-speaking DV scene; referrals for appropriate support; culturally-specific advocates co-located at the police dept; understanding immigrant/refugee concerns; and best practices for relationship-building within communities of various cultures.  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 1E: Working with Abusive Fathers Involved in the Child Welfare System - Part A  (details)

Working with Abusive Fathers Involved in the Child Welfare System - Part A

Closed to Children’s Administration staff

Speaker:
Dr. Anne Ganley, Ph.D
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington

Working with abusive fathers can be challenging.  This two part session is specially designed for Children’s Administration (CA) social workers and will give social workers practical tips and skills to better engage fathers in conversations and interviews.  The CA social worker practice guide section on specialized DV assessments will be reviewed and applied to a case scenario.  Veteran parents will talk about their experiences with the child welfare system and what was helpful to them in dealing with domestic violence.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 1J: Reality of DV in LGBTQ Relationships  (details)

Session 1J: Dispelling Myth and Bias:  Understanding the Reality of Domestic Violence in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Relationships

Closed to judicial officers

Speakers:
Amarinthia Torres
Community Advocate Program Manager
NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian & Gay Survivors of Abuse

David Ward
Legal & Legislative Counsel
Legal Voice

Marsha Botzer

This session is designed for judicial officers to increase their understanding and awareness of the complex issues and needs of the LGBTQ community.  LGBTQ Communities are large and varied; this workshop will offer an overview of that complexity, demystifying language and experience to better equip our judicial officers in providing appropriate and respectful services and communicating and responding more effectively to LBTGQ DV.


Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)


Break for lunch - Thursday  

Lunch  
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Pigott Building Atrium


Session 2 - 1:15-2:45 p.m.  

Session 2A: Innovations in Batterer Intervention Programs: Reshaping the Conversation  (details)
Session 2A: Innovations in Batterer Intervention Programs: Reshaping the Conversation

Speakers:
Casey Corcoran
Program Director
Children's Program, Futures Without Violence

Lonna Davis
Director, Children’s Programs
Futures Without Violence

Effective intervention with domestic violence offenders is an essential element in addressing domestic violence. In recent years, the batterer intervention field has come together to respond to the mixed research results, to explore alternative approaches for program evaluation, and to build consensus on the role of BIPs. Some BIPs collect data on program effectiveness and use the data to inform improvements to services. Other programs are trying new ways to work with men who are violent. This workshop will provide an overview of the Futures Without Violence “Innovations in Batterer Intervention” project. The project profiles ten batterer intervention programs and explores the different ways programs are determining program effectiveness and addressing men’s violence. Discussion topics will include: What the research does and does not tell us; What the research means for creating an effective Batterer Intervention Program; What do we as a community want to see in men completing Batterer Intervention programming?; What do emerging promising practices tell us about Batterer Intervention programs and victim safety?
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2B: The If Project - The Abuse-Incarceration Connection  (details)
Session 2B: The If Project - The Abuse-Incarceration Connection

Speakers:
Detective Kimberly Bogucki
Seattle Police Department

Jesica Bush
The If-Project

Honey Jo Herman
The If-Project

Theresa Matheson

The IF Project is a unique collaboration of former and current inmates and law enforcement personnel working together to reduce and prevent the cycle of incarceration through intervention, prevention and recidivism reduction. The work the team does with young adults inspires youth to make healthy choices and to ask for help. The work the project does with former inmates, as well as men and women still in the system, focuses on strength based skills building and healing. Finally the work that the If Project does in the larger community puts a human face back on those that have been incarcerated. At this workshop If Team Members (former inmates) will share stories about their lives before incarceration and how domestic violence and/or sex abuse contributed to their path to incarceration. They will also discuss what potential efforts; interactions and/or interventions could have prevented their incarceration, and what kind of intervention by others (advocates, police, probation, treatment providers, public health, prosecutors, family law attorneys, child welfare workers…etc) would have helped.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2C: Realities of Violence: Gender and Sex  (details)
Session 2C: Realities of Violence: Gender and Sex

Speaker
:
Dr. Molly Dragiewicz
Associate Professor, School of Justice
Queensland University of Technology

Conflicting claims are part of the conversation about domestic violence in professional and popular contexts. Most practitioners do not have the time, inclination, or ability to access the latest research on violence and abuse given that research articles are written for specialist audiences and locked away in password protected academic libraries. However, we are confronted with new studies on a daily basis. This workshop will introduce current social science research on sex, gender, and domestic violence. Participants will learn about the state of the research and gain tools for understanding and assessing research claims.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2D: You Be the Judge: Interactive Mock Family Law Court Presentation  (details)
Session 2D: You Be the Judge: Interactive Mock Family Law Court Presentation
Will repeat on Friday, 10:15-11:45

Speakers:
Judge Elizabeth Berns

Commissioner Mark Hillman
King County Superior Court

Karla Cortez
Lifewire

Jennie Laird
Attorney
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni & Associates

Connor Lenz
Assistant Program Manager, Family Court Services
King County Superior Court

This interactive scenario will illustrate the real-life complexities of the interplay of DV, Family Law and the Court System. A case scenario will be argued before the court and discussed from each participant's perspective. The case will illustrate an abuser’s use of coercive control to undermine petitioner’s credibility and therefore “control” court proceedings. It will also increase participants’ awareness of the abuser’s coercive tactics and relationship dynamics and that can come into play in court cases that create an uneven balance of power. The presenters will highlight these concerns and keep the focus on the battering behaviors and tactics that are commonly used during the protection order proceeding.

Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2E: Working with Abusive Fathers Involved in the Child Welfare System - Part B  (details)
Session 2E: Working with Abusive Fathers Involved in the Child Welfare System - Part B
Continued from Session 1E. Closed to Children’s Administration staff

Speaker:
Dr. Anne Ganley, Ph.D
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Washington

Working with abusive fathers can be challenging. This two part session is specially designed for Children’s Administration (CA) social workers and will give social workers practical tips and skills to better engage fathers in conversations and interviews. The CA social worker practice guide section on specialized DV assessments will be reviewed and applied to a case scenario. Veteran parents will talk about their experiences with the child welfare system and what was helpful to them in dealing with domestic violence.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM (Pacific Time)

Break - 2:45-3:00 p.m.  


Session 3 - 3:00-4:30 p.m.  

Session 3A: Virtual Reality, Real Risks  (details)
Session 3A: Virtual Reality, Real Risks
Repeat from Thursday, 10:30-12:00

Speaker:
Linda Criddle

When relationships turn abusive, understanding the potential online risks and how to manage them is key to personal and family safety. This presentation covers internet stalking, tracking and other online predatory tactics of abusers (including the flow/facilitation between online and offline forms of abuse) , the impact of digital tracking on victims, what victims need to know to increase their safety, and what support groups and law enforcement agencies need to know to help victims. The session will also cover the new and developing technologies and the risks victims need to prepare to manage in the future, and touch on the crossover between DV and human trafficking
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3B: Spokane Safe Start: How Law Enforcement Can Help Break the Trauma Cycle for Kids.  (details)
Session 3B: Spokane Safe Start: How Law Enforcement Can Help Break the Trauma Cycle for Kids.
Law enforcement encouraged to attend; open to all.

Speakers:

Captain Judi Carl
Spokane Police Department

Dr. Christopher Blodgett
Director
WSU Area Health Education Center


This session will present lessons from a four year project in which police officers were the first responders linking families where children witnessed domestic violence to mental health services. Experiences engaging nearly 1,000 families will be presented. Captain Judi Carl, Spokane Police Department, will talk about why this matters, how the work was adopted, and what the experience was for frontline officers. Dr. Chris Blodgett will talk about the children, the families, and what was achieved working with families identified out of often serious crises. The session will include significant time for discussion and practical recommendations about how this work can be done.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3C: Misconceptions about Domestic Violence in the Custody Context  (details)
Session 3C: Misconceptions about Domestic Violence in the Custody Context

Speaker:

Dr. Molly Dragiewicz
Associate Professor, School of Justice
Queensland University of Technology

Family law is a site where conflicting interests and perspectives collide. While family law and associated practices are ostensibly based on the research about what is in the best interest of the child, closer examination reveals serious errors in commonly held assumptions about what the research says about domestic violence in the context of divorce and custody determination. This talk will address some common misconceptions about domestic violence that arise in the child custody context such as claims that women make false allegations of DV to "get a leg up" in the divorce or that abuse is no longer relevant after separation.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3D: Victim-Defined Advocacy with Victims in Contact  (details)
Session 3D: Victim-Defined Advocacy with Victims in Contact

Speaker:

Jill Davies
Director
Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence


Comprehensive safety planning begins with understanding each victim’s perspective and priorities, including victims in contact with partners/ex-partners or parents who are violent. Through discussion and presentation this workshop will explain how victims analyze their risks, make decisions about their relationship, and choose safety strategies. The presentation will include information about how to: conduct a risk review with victims, enhance child safety and well-being, and offer guidance about services and interventions with partners who batter that can make victims and their children safer.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3E: Keeping Up with DV/VAWA Legislative, Case Law and Prosecution Guideline Updates  (details)
Session 3E: Keeping Up with DV/VAWA Legislative, Case Law and Prosecution Guideline Updates

Speakers:

David Martin
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Ann Summers
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

This session will cover recent legislative changes and case law developments that are relevant to domestic violence and sexual assault cases, and an overview of updated sections of the Washington Association of Prosecuting Attorney's DV Manual. This session is intended for criminal justice responders and attorneys but is open to all.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3J: Dependency Cases Where DV Arises  (details)
Session 3J: Dependency Cases Where DV Arises
PLEASE NOTE: This session will run until 5 p.m.

Speakers:
Kathleen Martin
Attorney
King County Dependency CASA Program

Jeff Norman
Program Manager
Children’s Administration

Tracee Parker

Commissioner Meg Sassaman
Family Law Commissioner
King County Superior Court

Rob Wyman
Co-Director
Court Improvement Training Academy
University of Washington


Working with families who are involved in dependency matters can be challenging particularly when issues of intimate partner violence surface. This interactive session will engage participants in uncovering these complexities through a case scenario. Participants will determine what strategies should be employed to engage all family members into supports and services. A model conversation of local experts will follow to further deconstruct the case and offer their perspectives on what are the best practices for families involved in the dependency system.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM (Pacific Time)


End of Day 1 Sessions - please RSVP to join us at the networking reception  

Complimentary Networking & Speaker Reception (included in tuition)  (details)
All symposium participants are invited to attend the reception on Thursday evening, to meet the speakers and to mingle with their fellows. There is no additional fee, but RSVPs are requested, to ensure we have enough appetizers and beverages. To RSVP, please check the Reception box on the registration form.
Add to calendarThursday, September 12, 2013 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery


Day 2 - Friday  

Day 2 Registration & Continental Breakfast  
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Campion Tower Ballroom

Break - 10:15-10:30 a.m.  


Session 4 - 10:15-11:45 a.m.  

Session 4A: Promising Practices at the Intersections of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence  (details)
Session 4A: Promising Practices at the Intersections of Human Trafficking & Domestic Violence

Speakers:

Professor Sarah Buel
Professor of Law
Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law
Arizona State University

Noel Gomez
Co-Founder
Organization for Prostitution Survivors

Val Richey
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Detective Brian Taylor
King County Sherriff's Office
Seatac Police Services

A panel of trafficking responders will discuss the necessity of acknowledging the presence of domestic violence dynamics in sex trafficking cases, from victim presentation to pimp-batterer tactics and John behavior to experiences of and consequences for victims. Speakers will address the efficacy of incorporating screening for co-occurring, multiple forms of victimization, identifying human trafficking within existing caseloads, implementing specific interventions with gang-involved victims, protecting victims before, during, and after the court process, teaching the court about the impact of cumulative trauma, as well as examples of national and local promising practices

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Session 4B: You Be the Judge: Interactive Mock Family Law Court Presentation  (details)
Session 4B: You Be the Judge: Interactive Mock Family Law Court Presentation
Repeat from Thursday

Speakers:
Judge Elizabeth Berns

Commissioner Mark Hillman
King County Superior Court

Karla Cortez
Lifewire

Jennie Laird
Attorney
Law Office of Michael W. Bugni & Associates

Connor Lenz
Assistant Program Manager, Family Court Services
King County Superior Court


This interactive scenario will illustrate the real-life complexities of the interplay of DV, Family Law and the Court System. A case scenario will be argued before the court and discussed from each participant's perspective. The case will illustrate an abuser’s use of coercive control to undermine petitioner’s credibility and therefore “control” court proceedings. It will also increase participants’ awareness of the abuser’s coercive tactics and relationship dynamics and that can come into play in court cases that create an uneven balance of power. The presenters will highlight these concerns and keep the focus on the battering behaviors and tactics that are commonly used during the protection order proceeding.
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Session 4C: ACEs to Action: How professional systems can help children and families.  (details)
Session 4C: ACEs to Action: How professional systems can help children and families.

Speaker
:
Dr. Christopher Blodgett
Director
WSU Area Health Education Center

This session will introduce how understanding the effect of trauma from Adverse Childhood Experiences creates a different framework for how professionals from varied systems can help children and caregivers reduce risk and support recovery and resilience. Lessons and approach from work with early learning and K-12 education will be presented as practical examples. This is an introductory session but familiarity with ACEs will increase the value of the session to participants
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Session 4D: Greenbook 15 Years Later: Addressing DV in Child Welfare  (details)
Session 4D: Greenbook 15 Years Later: Addressing DV in Child Welfare

Speakers:

Lonna Davis
Director, Children’s Programs
Futures Without Violence

Margaret Hobart
Coordinator
WSCADV’s Children’s Justice Initiative

Zulema (Ruby) White Star
Director, Family Violence Program
National Council of Juvenile & Family Court Judges

15 years ago, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges produced The Greenbook: Effective Intervention in Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment Cases. Since that time, we have done a million things. Demonstration sites have been tested, policy has been written into the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act and VAWA, states and counties have adopted DV protocols and policies, collaborations have been forged among Judges, advocates and child welfare social workers, and we have increasingly shifted our attentions to men and fathers. This workshop will provide lessons learned along the way, and highlight current policy and program opportunities in Washington State.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Session 4E: Assessing Patterns of Coersive Control  (details)
Session 4E: Assessing Patterns of Coercive Control in Abusive Relationships: A Basic Skill for Determining Primary Aggressor and Understanding LGBT Domestic Violence
Law Enforcement and prosecution encouraged to attend

Speaker:
Connie Burke
Director
Northwest Network

This session offers an introduction to the Northwest Network’s tool and analysis on assessing patterns of power and control in abusive relationships. Developed from over 20 years of work with LGBT survivors of intimate partner violence, the Northwest Network’s approach to assessment continues to be a fundamental consideration and practice for any organization or service providers who work with LGBT individuals. In addition, this session will explore some key factors to help distinguish between behaviors that are part of maintaining a pattern of power and control and behaviors that are used to survive a pattern of power of control.  This distinction is useful to make, for instance, when determining who in the relationship acts as the primary or predominant aggressor, regardless of sexual orientation.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Session 4J: Domestic Violence in the African-American Community - Engaging Black Men  (details)
Session 4J: Domestic Violence in the African-American Community - Engaging Black Men

Speaker:

Roy Fisher
Clinical Supervisor
Navos

Race matters - A “one size fits all” approach to domestic violence in the African-American community does not address the unique circumstances African-American men face. This workshop will explore the psychosocial context in which African-American men’s violence against women occurs and offer strategies for working with this population.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Pacific Time)

Break for lunch  


Day 2 Lunch  
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Campion Tower Ballroom


Session 5 - 12:45-2:15 p.m.  

Session 5A: Strangulation Realities: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Her  (details)
Session 5A: Strangulation Realities: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Her
Law enforcement, prosecution and sexual assault nurse examiners/public health encouraged to attend; open to all.

Speakers:

Detective Michelle Baker
Seattle Police Department

Gabrielle Charlton
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Terri Stewart, RN, BSN
Medical Training Coordinator
Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress

Kimberly Wyatt
Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Strangulation has been called one of the most lethal forms of domestic and sexual violence. It is also one of the most difficult forms of assault to identify, investigate and prove due to the lack of associated visible injuries as well as lack of awareness of its lethal potential. As with many aspects of domestic and sexual violence, we don’t have to see it to believe it – or prove it. Just back from an advanced strangulation course, your multi-disciplinary training team will provide an overview of strangulation must-knows by discussing prevalence, lethality, identification, investigation, associated injuries and consequences, and prosecution of strangulation cases using case examples. This session was developed for a target audience of law enforcement, prosecution, system-based advocates and sexual assault nurse examiners but is open to the general audience.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5B: Domestic Violence in Indian Country:Domestic Violence in Indian Country  (details)
Session 5B: Domestic Violence in Indian Country

Speaker:

Dr. Tessa Evans-Campbell
University of Washington

Dr. Evans-Campbell brings her unique expertise with historical trauma, resistance and healing; cultural buffers of trauma; substance use and mental health; and indigenous family wellness into this presentation on Domestic Violence in Indian Country. This workshop will give participants the historical context of trauma, oppression, and the effects of exposure to violence and abuse that many American Indian/Alaskan Native women and children experience. Dr. Evans-Cambell will compare and contrast the experiences of American Indian/Alaskan Native from other populations. Strategies to support Indian families living on and off reservation with DV will be explored.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5C: Domestic Violence: How do I know? and What do I say? Part A
 (details)
Session 5C: Domestic Violence: How do I know? and What do I say? Part A
Closed to mental health professionals and their associates
Two part workshop – continued in Session 6D


Speakers:
Jennifer Dieringer
Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker
Member, Children’s DV Response Team

Tracee Parker

Lynn Wunder, LMFT

This special two-part session is specially designed for mental health professionals and their associates. The presenters will discuss the challenges and skills needed to effectively screen and assess adults in therapeutic settings for issues of intimate partner violence. They will process clinical experiences and offer tips in working with DV perpetrators who want to be involved in their child's treatment, especially when 50/50 decision making is involved with both parties. Resources for DV survivors, perpetrators, and clinicians will be provided

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5D: Batterer Intervention Standards that Really Work: New Directions in Colorado’s DV Offender Management  (details)
Session 5D: Batterer Intervention Standards that Really Work: New Directions in Colorado’s DV Offender Management
Will repeat on Friday, Session 6D

Speaker:
Cheryl Davis, MA
Manager, DV Unit
Colorado State Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice

Are there options for DV treatment other than the traditional minimum 24-36-52 weeks of treatment? How could treatment be differentiated for offenders? This workshop will provide information on the Colorado State Domestic Violence Offender Management Board and the Standards for Offender Treatment that it revised and implemented in 2010. Colorado performed an extensive review of the related research and extensively redesigned its Standards. Information will be provided on how this state board was created, Colorado statutes related to domestic violence, how we revised our Standards and research that guided this work. The main components of this new innovative treatment model will also be reviewed which include a newly created risk and needs assessment instrument that focuses on dynamic risk, differentiated levels of treatment, the team management concept called the MTT in Colorado and the offender competencies used to measure progress in treatment. Current research related projects will also be shared along with the challenges we have faced along the way with this ground-breaking treatment model.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5J Batterer Intervention Programs: What is a Judicial Officer to do?  (details)
Session 5J: Batterer Intervention Programs: What is a Judicial Officer to do?
Closed to judicial officers.

Speaker:

Mark Adams
Supervisor, DVIP
Wellspring Family Services

There is significant controversy and misinformation regarding the efficacy of batterer intervention programs (BIP). This session is specially designed for judicial officers to explore their experiences and challenges with BIP. The presenter will attempt to describe and clarify how BIP can be an important part of a coordinated community response to domestic violence. Mr. Adams will explore who is likely to benefit from participation in BIP, and what are some of the common elements of programs that may help them be more effective in promoting long-term change in clients.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 12:45 PM - 2:15 PM (Pacific Time)


Break - 2:30-2:45 p.m.  


Session 6 - 2:30-4:00 p.m.  

Session 6A: Batterer Intervention Standards that Really Work: New Directions in Colorado’s DV Offender Management  (details)
Session 6A: Batterer Intervention Standards that Really Work: New Directions in Colorado’s DV Offender Management
Repeat from Friday, Session 5D

Speaker:
Cheryl Davis, MA
Manager, DV Unit
Colorado State Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice

Are there options for DV treatment other than the traditional minimum 24-36-52 weeks of treatment? How could treatment be differentiated for offenders? This workshop will provide information on the Colorado State Domestic Violence Offender Management Board and the Standards for Offender Treatment that it revised and implemented in 2010. Colorado performed an extensive review of the related research and extensively redesigned its Standards. Information will be provided on how this state board was created, Colorado statutes related to domestic violence, how we revised our Standards and research that guided this work. The main components of this new innovative treatment model will also be reviewed which include a newly created risk and needs assessment instrument that focuses on dynamic risk, differentiated levels of treatment, the team management concept called the MTT in Colorado and the offender competencies used to measure progress in treatment. Current research related projects will also be shared along with the challenges we have faced along the way with this ground-breaking treatment model.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6B: No Shame No Blame: Reality DV from Victim to Survivor to Thriver  (details)
Session 6B: No Shame No Blame: Reality DV from Victim to Survivor to Thriver

Speaker:

Trese Todd

Trese will share her story of moving from victim, to survivor, to Thriver and connect it to the history of domestic violence prevention over the last 30 years. Between each stage of her journey, there will be a "Q&R" (Question & Response) session where the audience can discuss various elements of her experience. What if there were better resources, what could friends and family have done, what were the biggest barriers to safety, who had the most positive impact and why, where could there have been an intervention, who's to blame, what could anyone have done differently... You might be surprised by some of her "Responses." Trese also has the ability (usually through sarcasm and laughter) to make a difficult subject truly OPEN to honest and interesting discussion. Come prepared to engage.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6C: Domestic Violence: How do I know? and What do I say? Part B  (details)
Session 6C: Domestic Violence: How do I know? and What do I say? Part B
Closed to mental health professionals and their associates
Two part workshop – continued from Session 5C

Speakers:
Jennifer Dieringer
Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker
Member, Children’s DV Response Team

Tracee Parker

Lynn Wunder, LMFT

This special two-part session is specially designed for mental health professionals and their associates. The presenters will discuss the challenges and skills needed to effectively screen and assess adults in therapeutic settings for issues of intimate partner violence. They will process clinical experiences and offer tips in working with DV perpetrators who want to be involved in their child's treatment, especially when 50/50 decision making is involved with both parties. Resources for DV survivors, perpetrators, and clinicians will be provided

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6D: Electronic Evidence and DV Investigations: Find It and Keep It  (details)
Session 6D: Electronic Evidence and DV Investigations: Find It and Keep It
Closed to law enforcement, prosecution and system-based advocates

Speakers:
Detective Monty Moss
Seattle Police Department

Susan Storey
Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
King County Prosecutor’s Office

Technology changes faster than many of us realize. While this is challenging, it creates many opportunities for law enforcement to gather valuable evidence in domestic violence investigations. Susan Storey and Monty Moss will introduce the audience to several common sources of electronic evidence, teach you how to properly obtain that evidence and get it in for trial, and perhaps use technology to save lives.
Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6J: DV and Tribal Courts: Sharing Jurisdiction Under the New Federal Law  (details)
Session 6J: DV and Tribal Courts: Sharing Jurisdiction Under the New Federal Law

Speaker:

Judge Tom Tremaine
Presiding Judge
Kalispel Tribal Court

This workshop will share current tribal court models for addressing DV. The presenters will review the implications and applications of the new federal law for tribal courts and explore how we may better collaborate and coordinate efforts to improve responses and services.

Add to calendarFriday, September 13, 2013 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM (Pacific Time)

End of Symposium - 4:00 p.m.  


 

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