High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference

FVI Conference 470

Conference parking and registration logistics

Thank you for joining us at the High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference starting Monday, July 14th. Those staying in The Suites or Gabaldon Hall will receive a parking permit in their registration packets upon check-in to the dorm.  For attendees not utilizing campus lodging, parking is available in Parking Lot 62 on the map below.  If your vehicle displays a government license plate, no permit is necessary.  All other attendees will receive parking permits in their conference packet during Monday’s registration from 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM in SBS West outside of room 200. The cost of your parking permit was included in your registration fee. Please allot time during the registration period to place your parking permit in your vehicle.

All permit holders will need to place the parking permit face up on the passenger side dashboard of your vehicle with the entire permit displayed at all times. 

Your conference packet will include a vehicle registration form.  If you have not provided this information prior to the conference, we will need your name, phone number, vehicle make and model, license plate number, and state. Please provide this information to the Vehicle Registration table located next to conference registration.

Northern Arizona University has a very strict parking policy and expensive tickets.  This permit only allows parking in the designated lot. If you park elsewhere, you may be ticketed. Please be aware that the FVI is not responsible for parking tickets incurred while attending the High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference.  It is up to the attendee to follow permit directions and display the permit properly.

FVI signage on campus will direct you from the parking lot and the dorms to SBS West.

The links below will guide you to further information about your accommodations, including directions to the conference.

Attendees staying at Little America.

Attendees staying at La Quinta.

Attendees staying on campus at The Suites.

Attendees staying on campus at Gabaldon Hall

Monday July 14 through Tuesday July 15, 2014

The first High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference addresses many of the key issues various community, state and federal agencies and stakeholders confront when working family violence cases. Renowned experts from a variety of professional backgrounds (research, expert witnessing, law, policing, psychology, public policy, social work, and nursing) explore issues such as coercive control, the profound significance of trauma, and child abuse and neglect. We encourage attendance by all those involved in the wide-ranging field of family violence and welcome you to the beautiful NAU campus for an exceptional high altitude learning experience.

Conference fee and registration 

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The conference registration fee is $250. This fee covers attendance at all plenary sessions and workshops.

Refunds will NOT be made for cancellations after June 30, 2014 or for participants who register but do not attend.

View the complete program.

OVW approval

This is an OVW approved conference. Grantees from OVW's Arrest, Courts, LAV, Rural, STOP, and Youth Grant Programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference. Arrest grantees should only attend those workshops that are within the scope of the Arrest program. Grantees from the aforementioned programs are required to contact their OVW Program Specialist to obtain approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued. A GAN must be completed before grantees expend any funds related to attending this conference. The reference number for this conference is OVW-2014-MU-006.

Continuing education credit

This course has been determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit. This conference may qualify for continuing legal education credit and Arizona's Committee on Judicial Education and Training credit.  This conference has been approved by the National Association of Social Work for a total of 18 contact hours. 


FlagstaffMapThis conference will be held in Flagstaff, Arizona at Northern Arizona University on the southern end of campus. Plenary sessions will be held in building #70, SBS West and workshops will be held next door in building #65, Raul H. Castro. 


ParkingMapParking will be available in designated lots and permits will be provided. A government vehicle displaying a government license plate does not require a permit. Persons with disabilities that have a handicap license plate or mirror placard do not need a parking permit and may park in handicap areas.


Evan Stark, Ph.D., Jon Conte, Ph.D., Neil Websdale, Ph.D., Connie Beck, Ph.D., Sandi Tibbits-Murphy, J.D., Dimitra Sampson, J.D., AUSA, Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police, Prescott Police Department, Ryan D. Davidson, Jill Rable, R.N., Melissa Rhodes, L.C.S.W., Dan Rincon, Sgt.

Join us for lectures, workshops, and plenary sessions on

  • Coercive Control 
  • Working with Traumatized People 
  • What Happens Before an Intimate Partner Homicide 
  • Identifying the Predominant Aggressor and Recognizing Victim Trauma in Intimate Partner Violence 
  • Survivor Perspectives on Trauma and Danger 
  • Prosecuting Sexual Assault 
  • Vicarious Trauma 
  • Working Strangulation Cases 
  • Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths 
  • Forensic Interviewing 
  • Domestic Violence & Divorce
  • The Battered Mothers Dilemma
  • Implications of Different Forms of DV for Custody Arrangements and Mediation Agreements 

Lodging & accommodations

On Campus 
Click on the dorm below for more information on your resident hall assignment.

Off Campus

Little America 

Click on Little America for a link that takes you to the FVI summer conference rate of $139.00 per night.

La Quinta

A block of rooms has been reserved at a special discounted rate of $116.10. Reservations must be made by June 20th. Please call 1-928-556-8666 and ask for the FVI Summer Conference group rate.


With average July temperatures reaching a high of 81 degrees, Flagstaff is a popular summer destination for Arizonans as well as out of state and international visitors. Hotels book up quickly! Please make your reservations as soon as possible. For additional accommodationsdining downtown, and things to do in Flagstaff visit our Visitors Bureau's website.

We look forward to meeting you at the FVI's first summer conference in Flagstaff, Arizona!