High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference

FVI Conference 470

Monday July 14 through Tuesday July 15, 2014

Thank you to all those who participated in the first High Altitude Family Violence Summer Conference. The 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.

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Speaker PowerPoints

Presenters at the conference agreed to share their PowerPoint presentations with attendees at the conference. Below you will find the keynote, plenaries, community lectures, and workshops in chronological order.






Monday July 14, 2014
Keynote: From Theory to Practice: Identifying & Responding to Coercive Control, Evan Stark Ph.D.
Plenary: Working With Traumatized People, Jon Conte, Ph.D. 
Workshop A: Managing the Relationship Between Personal and Professional Lives: Trauma Basics, Jon Conte, Ph.D.
Workshop B: Improving the Response to Non-Stranger Sexual Assault, Sandra Tibbetts Murphy, J.D.
Workshop C: Identifying the Predominant Aggressor and Recognizing Victim Trauma in Intimate Partner Violence, Chief of Police, Jerald Monahan 
Workshop D: Child Sexual Abuse Cases: Investigating, Forensic Interviewing, and Prosecuting, Dimitra Sampson, J.D., AUSA
Workshop E: Criminal Defense in Cases Involving Domestic Violence, Andrew Clemency, J.D., Kathleen Ferraro, Ph.D., Alan Tavossoli, J.D., Pamela Mudryj, L.C.S.W.
Community Lecture: Caring for Those Among Us with Trauma Histories, Jon Conte Ph.D. 
Tuesday July 15, 2014
Plenary: Working Strangulation Cases, Dan Rincon, Sgt. & Jill Rable, R.N. 
Workshop A: What Happens Before an Intimate Partner Homicide? Neil Websdale, Ph.D. 
Workshop B: Domestic Violence & Divorce, Connie J.A. Beck Ph. D. & Ryan D. Davidson
Workshop C: Child Abuse and Neglect Deaths, Neil Websdale Ph. D. 
Workshop D: The Battered Mother's Dilemma: Reframing Child Maltreatment in the Context of Coercive Control, Evan Stark, Ph.D. 
Workshop E: Survivor Perspectives on Risk and Threat, facilitated by Melissa Rhodes, L.C.S.W. 
Workshop F: Implications of Different Forms of Domestic Violence for Custody Arrangements and Mediation Agreements, Connie J.A. Beck, Ph.D. & Ryan D. Davidson
Community Lecture: Coercive Control: How Men Entrap Women in Personal Life, Evan Stark Ph.D. 

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.