High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference

FVI Conference 470

Monday July 14 through Tuesday July 15, 2014

The first High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference addressed 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) explored issues such as coercive control, the profound significance of trauma, and child abuse and neglect. Those involved in the wide-ranging field of family violence were in attendance.

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OVW approval

This was an OVW approved conference. 

Continuing education credit

This course was determined to qualify for AZ POST continuing training credit. This conference was approved by the National Association of Social Work for a total of 18 contact hours. 


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.

Lectures, workshops, and plenary sessions centered 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