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24th Annual DV Conference - Friday, October 13, 2017

Please join the Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Council and the Office of Women’s Policy for the 24th annual Domestic Violence Conference on October 13, 2017. The conference will be held at the Santa Clara Marriott with keynote speaker Dr. Evan Stark, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, School of Public Affairs and Administration and Rutgers School of Medicine.

For more than twenty years, the Domestic Violence Council has produced the annual domestic violence conference in the month of October during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Keynote and workshop speakers present on the latest research and best practices related to intimate partner violence for an interdisciplinary audience of professionals including victim advocates, mental health professionals, batterer intervention providers, child welfare professionals, educators, healthcare providers, judges and court staff, law enforcement, probation, pre-trial services, and criminal and civil attorneys.

Register now! New this year we are offering reduced pricing for nonprofit organizations.

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Continuing education credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, JD & nurses.
Scholarships can be requested through Eventbrite during the registration process.

Keynote Speakers
Dr. Evan Stark, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, School of Public Affairs and Administration and Rutgers School of Medicine.

Evan Stark​ is a sociologist, forensic social worker, widely published author and award-winning researcher with an international reputation for his innovative work on the legal, policy and health dimensions of interpersonal violence, including its effects on children.  Dr. Stark’s book, Coercive Control: The Entrapment of Women in Personal Life has played a major role in redefining domestic violence internationally and is one basis for the new offense of “coercive and controlling behaviour” in the United Kingdom.   A co-founder of an early shelter for battered women and co-director of the path-breaking Yale Traums Studies, he has held numerous state and federal appointments related to domestic violence and children.   Dr.  Stark has served as an expert in more than 100 criminal, family, civil and child welfare cases throughout the U.S. and in Canada, including Nicholson v. Williams, a successful federal class action against New York City that ended the removal of children from non-offending victims of domestic violence.  He has held academic appointments at Yale, SUNY-Stony Brook, the University of Essex, Bristol University, the University of Edinburgh and at Rugers University where he is Professor Emeritus in Public Affairs and Public Health.  His current work involves the coercive control of children.

Last updated: 11/30/2017 1:58 PM