9th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium: The Bigger Picture

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, September 07, 2017

9th Annual Domestic Violence Symposium:
The Bigger Picture


We will determine the size of the classroom necessary for each session workshop from the registrations submitted. You are requested to attend the sessions for which you have registered - a print out of your selections will be provided when you check in on Thursday morning. Thank you!

Please click here for a printable copy of the agenda with detailed session descriptions.

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Day 1 - Thursday  


Plenary Session - Thursday Morning  

Registration & Continental Breakfast  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Check in location as assigned

Welcome & Introductions  (details)

Thursday, September 07, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (Pacific Time)
Location: Check in location as assigned

Keynote 1 – Supporting Wellbeing: Realizing the Bigger Picture Beyond Safety and Accountability - Anna Melbin  (details)

Thursday, September 07, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (Pacific Time)


Break - 10:30-10:45 a.m.  


Session 1 - 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  

Session 1A - Survivor Success: What Survivors in California Tell Us - Anna Melbin (1 remaining)  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Bannon Building, Room 102

Session 1B - In a “League” of their own: Hobbyists, Review Boards, Toxic Masculinity, Male Bonding and Commercial Sexual Exploitation - Luke Hillman, Peter Qualliatone (19 remaining)  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Lemieux Library, Room 122 (Boeing Room)

Session 1C - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Part I - Melanie Ferrer-Vaughn, Julie Brown (47 remaining)  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Campion Ballroom

Session 1D - Sexual Assault Prevention in High School and College - Ryan Hamachek, Rebecca Milliman, Melissa Tumas (2 remaining)  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Engineerig Building, Room 200 (Wyckoff Auditorium)

Session 1E - Immigrant/Refugee Survivors of Gender-based Violence: A Panel Discusses the Bigger Picture - Moderator: Jorge Baron (260 remaining)  
Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Pigott Auditorium

Session 1F - When Love is More than a Headache: Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence - Ashley Bridwell (91 remaining)  (details)

Thursday, September 07, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Student Center, Room 160 (LeRoux Conf. Center)


Break for lunch - Thursday - 12:15-1:30 P.M. (lunch provided onsite)  


Session 2 - 1:30-3:00 p.m.  

Session 2A - State v. Noor: A Case Study on Peeling the Proverbial Onion - Bridgette Maryman & Cyndie Griffith (81 remaining)  (details)
Session 2A - State v. Noor: A Case Study on Peeling the Proverbial Onion - Bridgette Maryman & Cyndie Griffith
In the spring of 2015, a young, immigrant woman ran to her English-speaking neighbor for help after she was assaulted by the man with whom she lived.  Abdullahi Noor was charged with misdemeanor domestic-violence assault, and was also charged with threatening and stalking the neighbor.  For months, the case appeared to be a “typical” domestic violence case, with a victim who was reluctant to prosecute and told prosecutors she just wanted the case to go away.  This case study will walk through the case from its surface to what was hidden beneath and address key elements of response that made all the difference.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2B - Mass Gun Violence and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection - Kelly Roskam (44 remaining)  (details)
Session 2B - Mass Gun Violence and Domestic Violence: Making the Connection - Kelly Roskam
Description forthcoming.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2C - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Part II - Melanie Ferrer-Vaughn & Julie Brown (2 remaining)  (details)
Session 2C - Introduction to Motivational Interviewing Part II - Melanie Ferrer-Vaughn & Julie Brown
Motivational Interviewing is a client-centered disciplined method for enhancing intrinsic motivation to change by exploring and resolving ambivalence. When looking at “the bigger picture”, motivational interviewing provides a meaningful and powerful framework for service providers when working with clients down to practical techniques that can be used in engagement.  In Part I, we will cover the principles of motivational interviewing.  In Part II,we will take time to practice the how-tos of a few of the skills. This training is highly interactive and requires participation. Attending both Part I and Part II is optimal but not required.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2D - Changing Minds: National Campaign to Address Children’s Exposure to Violence and Childhood Trauma - Brian O'Connor (223 remaining)  (details)
Session 2D - Changing Minds: National Campaign to Address Children’s Exposure to Violence and Childhood Trauma - Brian O'Connor

Futures Without Violence, in partnership with the US Department of Justice, launched Changing Minds at the White House in October 2016. This national campaign raises awareness, teaches skills, and inspires public action to address children’s exposure to violence and childhood trauma. Early trauma in the home, school or community can affect children throughout their entire lives. This multi-year effort engages front-line adults who interact with kids on proven ways to help heal the damage of childhood trauma.

More specifically, the campaign 1) educates personnel on the problem of childhood trauma and the solutions that exist; 2) advances programs and practices that help to make schools, homes, and communities safer for children and youth; and 3) helps grow leadership in various fields (e.g., education, health, community, and justice). Learn more about Changing Minds and how you can play a role in reversing the effects of childhood trauma at this interactive, multi-media session featuring video, print material, stories, and relevant examples. It will also be a time to share and ask questions about how this work may integrate into what you’re already doing.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2E - Safety Planning for Survivors When Immigration Enforcement Is a Risk to Safety - Grace Huang (7 remaining)  (details)
Session 2E - Safety Planning for Survivors When Immigration Enforcement Is a Risk to Safety - Grace Huang
In the current political climate, immigrant survivors are faced with risks to their safety, not only from perpetrators, but also by the systems our communities have created to address domestic violence and sexual assault. For this reason, it is important to understand the current realities facing for immigrant survivors, identify special immigration protections for survivors, including special VAWA provisions around confidentiality; and how to account for immigration enforcement in safety planning with immigrant survivors
Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 2F - When Love is More than a Headache: Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence - Ashley Bridwell (3 remaining)  (details)
Session 2F - When Love is More than a Headache: Traumatic Brain Injury and Domestic Violence - Ashley Bridwell
(Repeat from Session 1F)
To supplement last year’s Symposium presentation on this topic, we are bringing you more comprehensive and current information on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Domestic Violence this year from the Barrow Neurological Institute. TBI is a very common consequence of domestic violence, due to the high frequency of abuse aimed at victims' head, face and neck.  TBI is under recognized in this population, as victims frequently do not seek medical care for their injuries and, therefore, often do not understand the physical, behavioral and cognitive consequences of their injuries.  
This session will address:
• Causes, types, symptoms and prognosis of TBI, specifically as it pertains to DV victims
• Functional impact in physical ability, cognitive function and psychosocial functioning will be discussed in detail
• Statistics regarding DV and brain injury, including recent findings from the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center DV Project at St. Joseph's Hospital and Barrow Neurological Institute
• Strategies to screen for TBI in DV victims, including review of resources and methods as well as policy and protocol suggestions for shelters and similar settings
• Case study reviews
• Identification of and resources available to address cognitive impairment
• Implications for facilitating transition from shelter to housing to employment


Thursday, September 07, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)


Break - 3:00-3:20 p.m.  


Session 3 - 3:20-4:50 p.m.  

Session 3A - Gender-based Violence Criminal/Civil Case Law Update and Legislative Happenings in 2017 - Mark Ferraz & Kristin Relyea (76 remaining)  (details)
Session 3A - Gender-based Violence Criminal/Civil Case Law Update and Legislative Happenings in 2017 - Mark Ferraz & Kristin Relyea
This year we are striking a criminal/civil balance with this popular workshop.  Make sure you are up to date on recent legislative activity and case law developments that are relevant to domestic and sexual violence criminal and civil response, as well as issues that are brewing for upcoming legislative activity.  Open to all, but particularly great for attorneys.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3B - Protein For All: Improving Decisions in High Stakes Events - Kristen Allott (11 remaining)  (details)
Session 3B - Protein For All: Improving Decisions in High Stakes Events - Kristen Allott
“When we eat protein our brains begin to think of solutions.” The Protein for All Project is a grass roots program gaining momentum in the dependency court system in the State of Washington. Building off the science that we think better when our brains are fueled, Dr. Allott will discuss the science behind the movement and provide tools to help those at risk for burnout improve their energy and mental clarity.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3C - “Audrie & Daisy”: Documentary Screening & Discussion - Brian O'Connor (13 remaining)  (details)
Session 3C - “Audrie & Daisy”: Documentary Screening & Discussion - Brian O'Connor & Kellie Rogers

PLEASE NOTE:  This Session will run until 5:20 p.m.

When the documentary, “Audrie & Daisy” (now available for streaming on Netflix), debuted at the Sundance Festival last year, the standing-room-only audience was overwhelmed by a startling realization. Sexual assault is not only an epidemic on college campuses, but is fast becoming a sad reality in high schools all over the country.

The compelling film features two teenage girls – in different parts of the country – who were sexually assaulted by boys they thought were friends. Both incidents involved dangerous amounts of alcohol, followed by sexual assaults that were documented on cell phones, and shared widely among fellow students through social media.

While the outcomes for Audrie and Daisy are quite different, the film takes a hard look at America’s teenagers who are navigating an increasingly complicated sexual culture and coming of age in the world of social media, where everything is documented and shared.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3D - Alternative Facts: Cutting Through the Misinformation about DV - Jenny Anderson, Evangeline Stratton, Dan York (153 remaining)  (details)
Session 3D - Alternative Facts: Cutting Through the Misinformation about DV - Jenny Anderson, Evangeline Stratton, Dan York
Often, survivors seeking protection from DV perpetrators find themselves facing the same accusations in defense. They are accused of being crazy. Their protective actions are construed as “alienating.” Addressing these and other myths common in the practice of representing DV survivors and in family court is key to assisting the court in making findings of fact based on the reality survivors face versus the myths that perpetrators use to obfuscate the fact-finding process.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 3E - Language Access: Achieving Successful Criminal Investigations through Language Access Planning and Implementation - Cannon Han & Kraig Boyd (6 remaining)  (details)
Session 3E - Language Access: Achieving Successful Criminal Investigations through Language Access Planning and Implementation - Cannon Han & Kraig Boyd
This workshop will address the challenges faced by law enforcement when serving limited English proficient language communities, and strategies employed by a local police department and others throughout the country to enhance language access to improve officer and community safety. Attendees will consider issues to be aware of when communicating with limited English proficient (LEP) individuals when securing the scene and best practices for communication using qualified interpreters during crime scene and criminal investigations once the scene has been secured. Faculty will share helpful language access resources and discuss concrete, real-life scenarios where officers must decide, in an instant, and over the course of the criminal investigation what the best language access resource might be for serving LEP victims and witnesses. As Tukwila, WA is one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities in the United States, a new community outreach program at Tukwila Police Department will be featured.
Thursday, September 07, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 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 07, 2017 4:50 PM - 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)
Location: Sullivan Hall, 2nd Floor Gallery


Day 2 - Friday, September 8, 2017  


Plenary Sessions - Friday Morning  

Day 2 Registration & Continental Breakfast  
Friday, September 08, 2017 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Keynote 2 – Addressing Cultural Competence and Race Relations in the 21st Century: The Bigger Picture - Caprice Hollins  (details)
Keynote 2 – Addressing Cultural Competence and Race Relations in the 21st Century: The Bigger Picture - Caprice Hollins
America has always been a country full of diverse people and cultures.  Historically our approach has been to assimilate into dominant cultures values, norms and customs.  Today we are learning to honor our diversity.  But cultivating these skills doesn’t come easy nor does it happen overnight.  We must unpack the ways we’ve been socialized to think about differences, engage in courageous conversations and develop new ways of being.  Dr. Hollins will provide a common framework and understanding of what is meant by cultural competence and the work we need to do to grow in our ability to effectively engage across cultures.  By working together to develop our cultural competence individually and institutionally we can each take part in shaping our world into one where everyone benefits through inclusivity and the honoring of differences.  America is changing?  Are you ready and willing to be a part of shaping that change?
Friday, September 08, 2017 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Keynote 3 – Procedural Fairness - A Foundation for the Court’s Handling of Domestic Violence Cases - Judge Maureen McKnight  (details)
Keynote 3 – Procedural Fairness - A Foundation for the Court’s Handling of Domestic Violence Cases - Judge Maureen McKnight
Research has shown that individuals’ perceptions of how they were treated in encounters with institutional authorities is more significant than their perceived fairness of outcomes in shaping  subsequent contact with that authority or compliance with its decisions.  A great deal of national attention is now focused on this Procedural Fairness concept in the criminal justice arena, particularly with policing, criminal courts, and prisons.  But this tenet applies also in Family Courts, and specifically to domestic violence survivors and perpetrators.  Judge McKnight will discuss the research behind Procedural Fairness and the applicability of its principles to court cases involving domestic violence.  She will discuss ways judges, court staff, and others dealing with domestic violence litigants can improve their encounters to make the family court system more understandable, accessible, respectful, and trustworthy.
Friday, September 08, 2017 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (Pacific Time)


Break - 10:30-10:45 a.m.  


Session 4 - 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.  

Session 4A - Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping - Caprice Holins (49 remaining)  (details)
Session 4A - Implicit Bias and the Impact of Racial Stereotyping - Caprice Hollins
For years, society has encouraged colorblind ideology without taking into consideration the impact it has on people of color.  Through interactive activities, lecture, video, and discussion, participants are challenged to examine racial stereotyping and its effect on relationships, performance and ethnic/racial identity.  As a result, participants deepen their appreciation of challenges facing people of color, grow in self-awareness and develop knowledge of the research on implicit bias as a way to begin to explore ways to effectively engage across cultures.
Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 4B - Cyberstalking and Intimate Images – A Criminal Primer - Gary Ernsdorff (1 remaining)  (details)
Session 4B - Cyberstalking and Intimate Images – A Criminal Primer - Gary Ernsdorff
In this session, Special Operations Prosecutor Gary Ernsdorff will provide a detailed look into the criminal aspects of cyberstalking and disclosing intimate images.  Topic areas will include: defining the conduct; identifying layers of harm; reviewing vehicles of dissemination; perpretrators’ techniques; investigative techniques; crimes and statutes; victim perspectives; and a case example.  This course  promises to be particularly useful for law enforcement and prosecutors new to these crimes and their investigations.
Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 4C - Multidimensional Advocacy: Working at the intersection of domestic violence and behavioral health - Alicia Glenwell (246 remaining)  (details)
Session 4C - Multidimensional Advocacy: Working at the intersection of domestic violence and behavioral health - Alicia Glenwell

The links between domestic violence, substance use, and mental health have been widely established in survivor experience and academic research, and domestic violence and behavioral health service providers are increasingly aware of the importance of working with survivors and each other holistically.  This workshop will feature innovative programs around King County that are addressing the critical intersections of behavioral health and domestic violence, including:

•         Housing and advocacy with survivors of domestic violence in substance use recovery

•         Wraparound mental health and advocacy services for survivors and their children

•         Mental health therapists serving domestic violence survivors within community-based domestic violence programs

Advocates and therapists from these programs will share the challenges and opportunities they’ve faced in developing and providing their services, as well as lessons and skill-building for all providers who wish to work with domestic violence survivors with behavioral health concerns effectively and sensitively.
Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 4D - Part I - The Truth Alienation Syndrome: How & Why the Family Court/Mental Health Cartel Fails Abuse Victims - Richard Ducote (0 remaining)  (details)
Session 4D - Part I - The Truth Alienation Syndrome: How & Why the Family Court/Mental Health Cartel Fails Abuse Victims - Richard Ducote

(Part II is offered later in Session 5D – encouraged but not required to attend both Part I and II)

In ordinary criminal, civil and juvenile court cases, judges and juries focus on determining what happened in the incident at issue-- that is, what are the facts?  To do so, these courts hear the testimony of witnesses who have knowledge of the facts, and examine exhibits which have been properly established as reliable and authentic.  Governing this entire process are the rules of evidence and procedure.  However, our family courts have lost their way in this pursuit.  The traditional search for fact-based truth has fallen victim to a misguided abdication of judicial responsibility to mental health practitioners who are ill-equipped to accurately determine facts.  This is particularly dangerous in abuse cases where the proper assessment of facts is central to protection and safety.
Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 4E - You Be the Judge: Mock Shelter Care/Dependency Hearing (24 remaining)  (details)
Session 4E - You Be the Judge: Mock Shelter Care/Dependency Hearing

Come attend a mock shelter care hearing whereby domestic violence plays a role in a case presented by a Children’s Administration social worker. Using a sample dependency petition and mock social worker testimony, the audience will witness, consider and discuss both missed opportunities and elements of best practice during shelter care testimony as well as ponder how a court would rule based on testimony provided. 

Learning objectives:

•       Participants will build familiarity with best practices in child welfare when domestic violence is occurring

•       Participants will consider how all parties can support these bets practices through their various roles before and during court hearing.
Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 4F - Domestic Violence Trial Skills Training – Recantation Part 1: Domestic Violence Trial Skills: My victim is recanting, now what? - Jeff Dernbach & Michelle Larson (10 remaining)  (details)
Session 4F - Domestic Violence Trial Skills Training – Recantation Part 1: Domestic Violence Trial Skills: My victim is recanting, now what? - Jeff Dernbach & Michelle Larson

This lecture will discuss the evaluation and preparation of a DV case where a victim is most likely going to recant. We will also run through tips for voir dire, opening, and closing. The lecture will then turn to focus on preparing for the direct examination of a recanting victim. This will include a discussion on exhibits to have prepared, the different types of recantation a prosecutor may encounter, and how to respond.

*Note: This two-part training is intended for current prosecutors and will use a “learn by doing” method, whereby prosecutors will first attend a lecture (Part 1), and then practice the skills discussed in small groups (Part 2). Attendees will be provided case examples to use for the practice portion. Attendees will have the lunch hour to review the materials, and then will be asked to conduct a portion of a direct exam/impeachment of a recanting victim. Attendees will also be asked to play the role of the recanting victim. Trainers from various jurisdictions will facilitate the small groups to provide feedback and answer questions. Sessions 1 and 2 are intended to be taken together. If you register for Part 1, please also register for Part 2, and vice versa.

Friday, September 08, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM (Pacific Time)


Break for lunch - Friday - 12:15-1:30 p.m. (lunch provided onsite)  


Session 5 - 1:30-3:00 p.m.  

Session 5A - Taking Non-Consensual Pornography to Trial - Breanna Van Engelen & Natalie Dolci (60 remaining)  (details)
Session 5A - Taking Non-Consensual Pornography to Trial - Breanna Van Engelen & Natalie Dolci
K&L Gates operates an innovative Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project. This project provides legal services to survivors of Non-Consensual Pornography, known in Washington as the Unlawful Distribution of Intimate Images. The Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project recently took a civil case to trial in which a King County jury returned an $8.9 million verdict in favor of a Kent, Washington couple, who were victims of severe cyberstalking and the online dissemination of intimate images. The verdict is apparently the largest award to non-celebrity targets of “revenge porn.” 
Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5B - Leveraging Student-Athletes’ Leadership to Prevent Sexual Assault & Dating Violence - Brian O'Conner & Rebecca Milliman (32 remaining)  (details)
Session 5B - Leveraging Student-Athletes’ Leadership to Prevent Sexual Assault & Dating Violence - Brian O'Conner & Rebecca Milliman
Athletes have social capital in high school and can play an active role in creating a safer community.  Coaching Boys into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based violence prevention program for athletes on boys’ sports teams, specifically delivered by coaches.  Student Leaders & Athletic Youth (SLAY), a new program for athletes on girls’ teams, promotes female leadership in the prevention of sexual assault.  These programs are being implemented and evaluated at a local high school, which will be presented as a case example.
Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5C - Building Shame Resilience to Improve Outcomes in Child Welfare - Heather Cantamessa, Keli Drake & Carmen Pacheco-Jones (213 remaining)  (details)
Session 5C - Building Shame Resilience to Improve Outcomes in Child Welfare - Heather Cantamessa, Keli Drake & Carmen Pacheco-Jones

Relatively new research into shame shows us that there are ways to identify, name and reduce the impact shame has on families and parents that CPS comes into contact with.  Working on building shame resilience allows families to talk about what gets in their way of getting the real work done to put their families back together again.  The “How-to” will not work without talking about what gets in the way and this panel sums up the real (research-based) things that get in the way of progress and success from both families and the child protection/welfare workers.  Learn how to help families be more successful, engage families in real dialog and work toward common goals that protect children and preserve families.


Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5D - Part II - Back to Basics: How Due Process, the Rules of Evidence, Good Lawyers, and Neutral Judges Offer Abuse Victims the Best Chance for Protection - Richard Ducote (56 remaining)  (details)
Session 5D - Part II - Back to Basics: How Due Process, the Rules of Evidence, Good Lawyers, and Neutral Judges Offer Abuse Victims the Best Chance for Protection - Richard Ducote

(Part I is offered earlier in Session 4D – encouraged but not required to attend both Part I and II)

The solution for the problems identified in Part I (Session 4D) is simply returning to judicial processes which embrace the rules applicable to every other type of litigation.  For this remedy to work, all participants must return to their traditional roles and employ the checks and balances historically built into the system.  Appropriate approaches and strategies will be explained and discussed.
Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5E - Forced Marriage in the United States – Identifying & Responding to Individuals at Risk - Casey Swegman (3 remaining)  (details)
Session 5E - Forced Marriage in the United States – Identifying & Responding to Individuals at Risk - Casey Swegman

(Will repeat in Session 6F)

Forced marriage is a serious problem in the United States impacting women and girls from every walk of life. Forced marriage is a form of abuse in and of itself and often results in physical, psychological and sexual abuse and can intersect with other forms of harm including trafficking, FGM/C, and child abuse. Survivors face significant safety risks, legal barriers, and isolation, all of which is compounded for minors. Individual trauma is often exacerbated by social stigmatization based on race or religion and conflicting pressures from their family and community as well as their adopted society.

This workshop will provide an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States and the complex cultural and social dynamics driving forced marriage as well as the way in which conflicting gendered expectations exacerbate trauma. Participants will also be given guidance and tools for identifying and screening individuals at risk of forced marriage and responding to survivors needs from a consent comes first framework. An overview of the available forms of immigration, civil and criminal legal remedies as well as and support resources for undocumented individuals facing forced marriage will also be provided.

Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 5F - Domestic Violence Trial Skills Training – Recantation Part 2: Domestic Violence Trial Skills: Small Group Practice - Jeff Dernbach & Michelle Larson (14 remaining)  (details)
Session 5F - Domestic Violence Trial Skills Training – Recantation Part 2: Domestic Violence Trial Skills: Small Group Practice - Jeff Dernbach & Michelle Larson

This workshop serves as Part 2 to “Domestic Violence Trial Skills Training -- Recantation” and will give attendees time to practice impeachment using mini case examples that will be provided during Part 1. Attendees will break into small groups to give each attendee the opportunity to learn by practice. Trainers will assist attendees in respectfully applying impeachment skills when recantation is occurring using various types of evidence. Trainers will give suggestions and feedback to attendees.


*Note: This two-part training is intended for current prosecutors and will use a “learn by doing” method, whereby prosecutors will first attend a lecture (Part 1), and then practice the skills discussed in small groups (Part 2). Attendees will be provided case examples to use for the practice portion. Attendees will have the lunch hour to review the materials, and then will be asked to conduct a portion of a direct exam/impeachment of a recanting victim. Attendees will also be asked to play the role of the recanting victim. Trainers from various jurisdictions will facilitate the small groups to provide feedback and answer questions. Sessions 1 and 2 are intended to be taken together. If you register for Part 1, please also register for Part 2, and vice versa.

Friday, September 08, 2017 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (Pacific Time)


Break - 3-3:20 p.m.  


Session 6 - 3:20-4:50 P.M.  

Session 6A - Regional Response to Domestic Violence and Firearms Surrender Q&A - Christopher Anderson (11 remaining)  (details)
Session 6A - Regional Response to Domestic Violence and Firearms Surrender Q&A - Christopher Anderson
Since the passage of new firearms legislation in our State in recent years – and since Seattle King County Board of Health established a DV and Firearms Workgroup in March of 2016-- much assessment and work has been done to improve our systemic processes around identifying, securing and managing firearms in DV cases.  A panel of key workgroup participants will outline the strategic elements of the process improvements work and how it is trickling down to day-to-day practices of law enforcement, prosecution and advocacy.   Please come with your questions about firearms mandates, orders to surrender firearms, monitoring compliance, model guidelines for your practice, working with neighboring jurisdictions, the new Extreme Risk Protection Order, data, case examples and any other questions you may have.
Friday, September 08, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6B - Spotlight: Mandatory Reporting - Amarinthia Torres (13 remaining)  (details)
Session 6B - Spotlight: Mandatory Reporting - Amarinthia Torres
The NW Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian, and Gay Survivors of Abuse will lead a workshop on the impacts of mandatory reporting. We will explore the results from a recent survey indicating that mandated reporting impacts domestic violence survivors, and most often that impact is detrimental. 50% of survivors in the survey said the mandatory report made things “much worse.” Youth under 18 and trans* and gender variant people were especially impacted – almost half said that they had avoided seeking support for fear that they would be reported. Youth and especially LGBTQ youth are not talking to trusted adults about their relationships because of fear of being reported. In this training, we will unpack the impact of mandatory reporting on help seeking and identify practical strategies advocates can use to decrease negative consequences of reporting and increase survivor safety and self-determination.
Friday, September 08, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6C - From Child Sexual Abuse to Prostitution to Advocacy: Liletha’s Full Circle - Liletha Williams & Kelly Mangiaracina (208 remaining)  (details)
Session 6C - From Child Sexual Abuse to Prostitution to Advocacy: Liletha’s Full Circle - Liletha Williams & Kelly Mangiaracina

Liletha entered into “the life” as a minor.  In this session, Liletha will provide the “bigger picture” account of how she entered and exited prostitution, and how she went on to become a trainer and an advocate for survivors of commercial sexual exploitation of children. Liletha will co-present with King County CSEC Task Force Coordinator Kelly Mangiaracina, who will provide an overview and updates of the work of this multidisciplinary group.

Friday, September 08, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6D - Holistic Lawyering: Helping Immigrant Survivors Navigate Multiple Legal Venues - Cecelia Friedman Levin (20 remaining)  (details)
Session 6D - Holistic Lawyering: Helping Immigrant Survivors Navigate Multiple Legal Venues - Cecelia Friedman Levin
This interactive panel will identify emerging issues and best practices for securing immigration status for survivors, particularly exploring the intersections of criminal, family and immigration matters to secure safety and legal immigration status. How can DV/SA survivor advocates help immigrant survivors prepare for and navigate these multiple legal venues? How can survivor advocates and attorneys address some of the complex inadmissibility and procedural issues that survivors may face in filing for a VAWA or U visa?
Friday, September 08, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)

Session 6E - Forced Marriage in the United States – Identifying & Responding to Individuals at Risk - Casey Swegman [Repeat from Session 5E] (51 remaining)  (details)
Session 6E - Forced Marriage in the United States – Identifying & Responding to Individuals at Risk - Casey Swegman
[Repeat from Session 5E]
Forced marriage is a serious problem in the United States impacting women and girls from every walk of life. Forced marriage is a form of abuse in and of itself and often results in physical, psychological and sexual abuse and can intersect with other forms of harm including trafficking, FGM/C, and child abuse. Survivors face significant safety risks, legal barriers, and isolation, all of which is compounded for minors. Individual trauma is often exacerbated by social stigmatization based on race or religion and conflicting pressures from their family and community as well as their adopted society. 

This workshop will provide an overview of the nature and scope of forced marriage in the United States and the complex cultural and social dynamics driving forced marriage as well as the way in which conflicting gendered expectations exacerbate trauma. Participants will also be given guidance and tools for identifying and screening individuals at risk of forced marriage and responding to survivors needs from a consent comes first framework. An overview of the available forms of immigration, civil and criminal legal remedies as well as and support resources for undocumented individuals facing forced marriage will also be provided.


Friday, September 08, 2017 3:20 PM - 4:50 PM (Pacific Time)


End of Symposium - 4:50 p.m. - Certificates of Attendance will be e-mailed by September 18, 2017.  


 

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