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26th Annual Domestic Violence Conference - Friday, October 18, 2019

​​​​​​​CALL FOR PRESENTERS
Proposals are solicited for 75-minute presentations that are pertinent to the conference theme, Transforming Crisis to Empowerment.  They should be interactive and feature best practices.  The time frame includes presentation material, question and answer session and evaluation. ​

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The 26th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, Building Bridges: Transforming Crisis to Empowerment, will take place on Friday, October 18, 2019 at the School of Arts and Culture in San Jose. This year, the conference curriculum will provide information for the clinician, medical practitioner, attorney, program administrator, and survivor alike, with a focus on prevention, response and empowerment. 

We hope to offer a plenary discussing gun violence, its connection with domestic violence, and the use of the gun violence restraining order.  Discussion will include national and local practices.
 
AUDIENCE
Workshops should address the needs of the wide variety of professionals who attend the Conference, including advocates, law enforcement, mental health professionals, attorneys, court staff, educational providers, social service providers, medical professionals, government employees, criminal and civil attorneys, program directors, survivors of violence, researchers, program developers, and interested members of the community.

SUBMISSION GUILDELINES
Proposals​ must be submitted using the Application for Proposals.​
Submit application via email to  rmckenzie@probonoproject.org​ ​
Deadline for submission is June 6, 2019.

POSSIBLE WORKSHOP TOPICS
Patient/Client/Victim: 1st interview best practices
The role of civil attorney as advocate and social worker
Blending communication between the criminal and civil restraining order process
Intersections of gender-based violence
High Lethality multi-disciplinary team Safety Planning
Healthcare providers’ response to Strangulation, including pediatric
Domestic Violence Referral and Report System (used in Alameda County)
DV Workflow, starting with DV exam
Youth-focused DV Prevention Strategies
Immigration issues-from threat to citizenship
Current status of VAWA
Risk Assessment Tools
Stories of transformation
Health and Domestic Violence intersection
Behavioral Health and Domestic Violence
Mental health and domestic violence
Engaging men in the movement
Recidivism and reform


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