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Please join us for a one day conference jointly hosted by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence (MNADV) and the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA).  The conference will focus on cutting edge best practices and is appropriate for domestic violence and sexual assault advocates, law enforcement, therapists, health care professionals and others who work with or are interested in assisting those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. Participants will be able to attend a plenary session as well as three additional sessions of their choice. Register below.

When:  Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Where: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, 210 Holiday Court,  Annapolis, MD 21401

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Keynote Speaker

Bea Hanson

Bea Hanson, Principal Deputy Director
United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

Bea Hanson is the Principal Deputy Director of the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW).  In her role, Ms. Hanson serves as the liaison between the Department of Justice and federal, state, tribal, and international governments on matters relating to violence against women.  She is responsible for developing the Department’s legal and policy positions regarding the implementation of the Violence Against Women Act and overseeing an annual budget of nearly $400 million.  Ms. Hanson has served as OVW’s Principal Deputy Director since May 2011.

Workshop Offerings

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SESSION I

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Using a Trauma-Informed Response to Improve Interactions with Victims Amber Guthrie, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Asian Immigrant Women and Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Experiences, Service Access, and Challenges Amy Van Arsdale, Ph.D., Marymount University/Private Practice and Jessica Li, Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

Sexual Assault in the Military: Guidance for the Civilian Advocacy Community David R Thomas, United States Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office

DV in Healthcare Settings Karalyn Mulligan, Dimensions Healthcare, and Colleen Moore, Greater Baltimore Medical Center

He Said/She Said: Best Practices in Identifying the Primary Aggressor Jennifer Morton, Calvert County State’s Attorney’s Office

Re-Imagining Data: Creative and Constructive Ways to Make Data Work for You Courtney Brooks, Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and Morgan J. Curtis, LMSW, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

SESSION II

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Best Practices in Working with Very Young Children and Caregivers Impacted by Domestic Violence Kate Wasserman LCSW-C, University of Maryland Center for Infant Study and Kay Connors LCSW-C, University of Maryland FITT Center

Clinical Considerations for Engaging Immigrant Survivors of IPV Cecilia Suarez, LCPC, Julie L. Miller, LCPC, and Shayla L. Bullock, LCPC House of Ruth Maryland

Getting from Here to There: Making Best Practice a Reality for Your SART Gail Reid, LCSW-C, TurnAround, Inc., and Heather Brantner, MS, Mayor’s Office on Criminal Justice

Reproductive Coercion: What is it? Why should we screen for it? How do we talk about it? Michele Beaulieu, DHMH, Patty Wilson, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and Janice Miller, House of Ruth Maryland

Domestic Violence and Firearms Sgt. Frank Lopez, Maryland State Police

Innovative LAP Practice Michelle Pentony, Heartly House, Inc.

SESSION III

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Family Focus Interventions in the DV Setting Sue Brown, LCSW-C, House of Ruth Maryland, Nicole Doan LCSW, House of Ruth Maryland, and Jessica K. Winkles, Ph.D. Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland Baltimore

Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults: Why we need to address this issue and how to do it effectively Ellyn M. Loy, CHANA

Interviewing Victims in Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Cases John Wilkinson, AEquitas Attorney Advisor

Strangulation: A Healthcare Professionals Response Audrey Bergin, M.A. and Rosalyn Berkowitz, RN, BSN, FNE-A, Northwest Hospital, DOVE Program

Enhancing Survivor-Centered Advocacy Skills for Effective Reduction and Elimination of Shelter Rules Kenya Fairley, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (NRCDV)

Let’s Do it Right! PCADV’s Enhanced Safety Planning for High Danger Victims Lois D. Fasnacht and D. Jo Sterner, PA Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Registration Rates

Pay online using the PayPal button below, or mail a check with this form.

Registration Rate (through April 25)

  • Current, paid MNADV or MCASA Members: $85
  • Non-Members: $100*
  • Current Students** or Active Military***: $85*

Late Registration Rate (after April 25)

  • Current, paid MNADV or MCASA Members: $100
  • Non-Members: $115*
  • Current Students** or Active Military***: $100

Special Notes

*Not a Member? Want to become one? Check out MNADV Membership and MCASA Membership for details.
**Students must provide a copy of your student ID and print-out of your current class schedule at time of registration and payment.
***Military personnel must submit a copy of their government-issued active duty ID card at time of registration and payment.

Hotel room reservations

If you are interested in reserving a room at the Double Tree for the night before the conference, please call 1-800-222-TREE and give the group code “MDV” to receive the discounted rate of $119.00 plus tax.

Social Work CEUs

Social Work CEUs are free for members. Social Work CEUs are $15 extra for non-members or students.

Online Payment

After submitting online payment through Paypal, WAIT to be RE-DIRECTED to a registration form on our website. Once this form is submitted, then you are registered for the conference.


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