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DVC Annual Conference - Friday, October 23, 2015

Published on: 5/4/2015 1:28 PM

22nd Annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Conference

Challenging Conventional Wisdom


8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Santa Clara Marriott Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054

Challenging Conventional Wisdom is a chance to broaden our experience by thinking differently about domestic violence, even asking whether well-established methods of domestic violence response are so entrenched that their broad acceptance hinders the exploration of new ways to respond. Through a combination of emerging research and innovative best practices, this full-day conference will explore a number of areas, including housing, mental health services for the family, prevention strategies and legal response, and will provide up-to-the-minute training for a wide variety of interdisciplinary professionals in Santa Clara County.
Our keynote and plenary sessions will tackle these cutting-edge topics:
  • Linda Olson, MA, MSW, Housing Coordinator at the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence will describe the results of the first three years of their statewide Housing First project, a survivor-driven strategy to eliminate housing as a reason for survivors to remain in abusive relationships
  • Michelle Jorden, MD, Santa Clara County Medical Examiner, will speak about the emerging research surrounding traumatic brain injury. Working in collaboration with Harvard University, Dr. Jorden will increase our understanding of the prevalence and dangers of head trauma. 

Call for Workshop Proposals!

 We need your ideas for workshop proposals. Conference workshop sessions are generally 60 to 90 minutes long. We want workshops that address the needs of the wide variety of professionals who attend the Conference, including advocates, law enforcement, mental health professionals, attorneys, court staff, educators, members of the medical community and more.

Please provide the information below in email here.

  • Workshop Organizer’s Name/Email
  • Proposed Workshop Title
  • Brief description of the workshop 
  • Workshop Format
    [ ] Single speaker    [ ] Moderated panel [ ] Other format ___________
  • Speaker(s) [Please list all proposed speakers, their current affiliation and their credentials/job description]
  • What will attendees learn by attending this workshop?
  • How does your workshop challenge conventional wisdom about a DV topic
  • What are your audio/visual needs?