2011 Domestic Violence Conference
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Keynote Speakers 

Tina Malinowski
Director of Residential Services,Rose Brooks Center
Tina Malinowski is a dedicated advocate for survivors of intimate partner, family and sexual violence.  Tina has 19 years of experience in individual and institutional advocacy, shelter management, advocacy program leadership, and training. She is currently employed at Rose Brooks Center, and is an active member of Jackson County’s Safe Family Coalition, a coordinated community response to the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child abuse. She is also a member of MOSAIC, a bi-state network of individuals and systems that works to ensure meaningful access to culturally and linguistically appropriate domestic violence services; and Safety First, a multi-agency collaborative to enhance the capacity of providers to support women with disabilities who are also survivors of abuse.  Tina also served 2 terms on the Board of Directors of the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Janine D’Anniballe, Ph.D.
Best Practices Using a Trauma-Informed Approach
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Janine D’Anniballe has been dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and training of sexual assault issues for the past 19 years.  Currently, she is the Director of Access, Emergency, and Community Services at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado.  Previously, she was the Executive Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), the rape crisis center in Boulder Colorado for ten years.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee.

Dr. D’Anniballe has provided training and consultation to attorneys, law enforcement, military personnel, mental health professionals, victim advocates and University staff in more than 30 states across the country.  She serves as a trainer for the Ending Violence Against Women Project for the State of Colorado, providing training throughout the state addressing system response issues in sexual assault cases.  In 2003, Dr. D’Anniballe joined the faculty of the National Judicial Education Program that educates judges on sexual assault issues and how these cases are approached in the courtroom so as to minimize re-traumatization of victims without undermining defendants' constitutional rights.  A licensed psychologist, Dr. D’Anniballe has a private consulting practice in Boulder with an emphasis on understanding and treating psychological trauma.  Additionally, she testifies as an expert witness in sexual assault cases throughout the state of Colorado.


 
Conference Workshop Tracks:
 
Track A: Trauma-Informed Advocacy Track I: Managing Trauma-Informed Services
Track B: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence Track J: Economic Empowerment
Track C: Leadership Track K: Communications
Track D: Human Trafficking Track L: Serving Native American Survivors
Track E: Serving LGBTQ Survivors Track M: Language Access
Track F: Servicios Para Sobreviviente Inmigrantes Latinas (Serving Latina Immigrant Survivors) Track N: Serving Farmworkers and Immigrants
Track G: Prevention Track O: School-based Collaborations to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
Track H: Legal Issues Track P: Collaborating with the Justice System

Track A: Trauma-Informed Advocacy

A Process, Not a Piece of Paper: Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Rachel Ramirez-Hammond, Training Coordinator at Ohio Domestic Violence Network.
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Intervention Strategies Designed to Increase Resilience in Survivors of Domestic Violence
Judy Farry, Clinical Director at DOVES of Big Bear Valley, and Helen Adams, Director of Shelter Services at DOVES of Big Bear Valley

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Dual Diagnosis Issues with Domestic Violence Shelter Clients
Mary Jo Thornton M.S., LMFT, Executive Director at Morongo Basin Unity Home, and Susanna Barnett, Education, Prevention & Training Coordinator at Morongo Basin Unity Home.


Track B: Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

Healing Through Art: Children's Windows Program
Olivia Piacenza, Program Director at A Window Between Worlds, and Cheryl Silver, Children's Program Manager at A Window Between Worlds.
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Changing the Paradigm: The Echo Approach to Domestic Violence
Susan Hess, Director of Domestic Violence Programming at Echo Parenting and Education.

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Understanding the Child Welfare Process
Candi Mayes, Executive Director at Dependency Legal Group of San Diego.
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Track C: Leadership

Three Peer Studies of Lessons Learned: Paving Roads for Smooth Executive
Orchid Pusey, Interim Executive Director at Asian Women's Shelter, and Jodi Hoone, Program Director at Rurual Human Services' Harrington House.

Enhancing Leadership Programs for the Next Generation
Nicole Baran, Executive Director and Founder at Center for Relationship Abuse Awareness.
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Leadership Development: a vision for the future
Maricela Rios-Faust, Chief Operating Officer at Human Options Inc, and Laura Sunday, Community Services Director at Center for a Non Violent Community.
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Track D: Human Trafficking 

A Collaborative, Victim-Centered Response to Human Trafficking
Perla P. Flores, Program Director at Community Solutions, and Lynette M. Parker, Clinical Supervising Attorney at Katherine George Alexander Community Law Center.

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Trafficking and Crime Victims Assistance Program
Thuan Nguyen, Bureau Chief at Department of Social Services, Refugee Programs Bureau, and Julia Ortiz-Rios, Policy Analyst at Department of Social Services, Refugee Programs Bureau.

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Track E: Serving LGBTQ Survivors

Bridges Toward Inclusivity: Domestic Violence and the LGBTQ Community
Jill Zawisza, Program Services Director at WOMAN Inc., and Adriana Caldera, Director, YWCA Domestic Violence Department at YWCA Silicon Valley.

Creating a Safe Space for LGBTQ Victims of DV/IPV
LaDawn Best, LGBT DV Advocate at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center, and Mary Case, Project Coordinator at L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center.

Project TIC Talk: Bringing Trauma Informed Care to Violence Exposed LGBT Youth
Sheri Strahl, Sr. Director of Research & Operations at The Village Family Services, and Christina Torres, Wraparound Administrative Program Supervisor at The Village Family Services.


Track F: Servicios Para Sobreviviente Inmigrantes Latinas (Serving Latina Immigrant Survivors)

Promotoras for Healthy Relationships: Community strategy to strengthen grassroots leadership and prevent domestic violence within the Latina immigrant community.  Promotoras para las Relaciones Sanas: Estrategia Comunitaria para fortalecer el liderazgo de base y prevenir la violencia doméstica en la comunidad inmigrante Latina.
Ana Paula Noguez LL.M., Domestic Violence Prevention Program Coordinator at Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), and Susuki Figueroa, Promoter for Healthy Relationships at Central American Resource Center (CARECEN).

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Al Apoyarte a Sanar, Yo Sano: Un Enfoque de Empoderamiento de Servicios de Violencia Domestica Por y Para Mujeres Latinas Inmigrantes (By Helping You Heal, I Heal: An Empowerment Approach to Domestic Violence Services By and For Latina Immigrant Women)
Maria Jimenez, Program Director at Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and Esperanza Barajas, Program Assistant and Child Care Program at Mujeres Unidas y Activas.

Haciendo Conecciones: Mejorando Servicios para Mujeres Latinas Inmigrantes (Making Connections: Improving Services for Latina Immigrant Women)
Maria Jimenez, Program Director at Mujeres Unidas y Activas, and Esperanza Barajas, Program Assistant and Child Care Program at Mujeres Unidas y Activas.


Track G: Prevention 

Teen Dating Violence Policy Change: A Case Study of Los Angeles Unified School District
Emily Austin, Director of Policy and Evaluation at Peace Over Violence.

One in Spirit: Faith and Spiritual Leaders and Advocates Working Together for Prevention
Sarah McCoy-Harms, Project Manager at Transforming Communities: Technical Assistance, Training, Resource Center (TC-TAT), and Gayle Guest-Brown From Bruised & Battered to Blessed (BBB) Ministries
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Track H: Legal Issues 

Family Justice Centers Connecting the Dots with Advocates in Leadership
Valerie Bowman, Director at Family Justice Center of Ouachita Parish.
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Ethical Legal Advocacy: Issues for Domestic Violence Advocates
Jessica Dayton, Supervising Attorney at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) and Erin Scott, Director of Programs at Family Violence Law Center.
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Family Violence Appellate Project: Who We Are, How You Can Help
Nancy Lemon, Legal Director at Family Violence Appellate Project, and Erin Smith, Executive Director at Family Violence Appellate Project.
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Track I: Managing Trauma-Informed Services 

Managing Trauma-Informed Services
Janine D’Anniballe, Ph.D
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Trauma Informed Service Delivery: Harnessing Natural Compassion of Staff, Management, and Boards
Sharon Turner, Regional Director at STAND! For Families Free of Violence, and Stacy Baird, Regional Director at STAND! For Families Free of Violence.

Managing Personal and Professional Bias
Jyl Shaffer, Assistant Dean of Students for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response at Reed College, and Jason Goodrich, Chief of Police at Lamar University.


Track J: Economic Empowerment

Domestic Violence Survivors & CalWORKs
Minouche Kandel, Staff Attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid, and Kate Meiss, Supervising Attorney at Administrative Law Advocacy Group, Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles.
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The Effects of Economic Abuse: Resolving Credit and Debt Problems
Claire Johnson, Attorney at Bay Area Legal Aid.
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Employment Protections for Survivors
Julia Parish, Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Legal Aid Society -- Employment Law Center, and Rachael Langston, Staff Attorney in the Gender Equity & LGBT Rights and Disability Rights Programs at Legal Aid Society -- Employment Law Center.
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Track K: Communications

Writing for Change: Letters to the Editors, Op-Eds, Articles
Mallika Kaur, Staff Attorney at Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA).
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Twelve To-Do's To Better Connect With Ethnic Communities
Nilda Valmores, Executive Director at My Sister's House, and Jennifer Armitage, Founder/Owner at Blank Note Creative.
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HT2: High Touch, High Tech (A Strong Field Project)
Patricia Giggans, Executive Director at Peace Over Violence, and Heather Masteron, Director of Development at Peace Over Violence.
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Track L: Serving Native American Survivors

Inter Generational and Historic Trauma's Impact on Native Communities
Ruth Jewell, Board President at NCADV.
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Public Safety Crisis in Indian Country: What You Can Do
Hon. Leonard Edwards, Retired Judge of the Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, now working with the California Administrative Office of the Courts as a volunteer, and Hon. Claudette White, Chief Judge at Quechan Tribal Court.
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Indian Country: Taking Advantage of Services in your Back Yard
Germaine Omish-Guachena, Executive Director at Strong Hearted Native Women's Coalition Inc.
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Track M: Language Access 

Language Access Obligations Under the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
Cannon Han, Project Coordinator at API Institute on Domestic Violence.
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Interpreting Violence--Language Access and Interpretation
Cannon Han, Project Coordinator at API Institute on Domestic Violence.
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Translation Skill-building
Martha Cohen, Manager, Office of Interpreter Services, King County Superior Court, Seattle, Washington
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Track N: Serving Farmworkers and Immigrants 

Immigration Options for Survivors of Domestic Violence
Catherine Seitz, Attorney/Regional Immigration Coordinator at Bay Area Legal Aid.
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Supporting U Visa/VAWA Applicants Through Collaboration Between Social & Legal Service Providers
Carolina Andrade, Family Law and Immigration Attorney at Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice, and Stephanie Mesones, Education Coordinator at East LA Women's Center.


Effective Method of Community Outreach by Farmworker Women
Silvia Berrones-Trevino, Assistant Coordinator at Lideres Campesinas, and Ramona Felix Assistant Coordinator at Lideres Campesinas.


Track O: School-based Collaborations to Prevent Teen Dating Violence
 
School-based support groups: Implementing trauma-specific support services for youth exposed to violence
Barri Rosenbluth, Expect Respect Program Director at SafePlace.

Our Mission is to End Violence: Building Organizational Capacity for Prevention and Social Change
David S. Lee, Director of Prevention Services at California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Promoting Healthy Teen Relationships: School and Community Partners Working Together
Barri Rosenbluth, Expect Respect Program Director at SafePlace.


Track P: Collaborating with the Justice System 

We have met the enemy, and he is us.
Gerald Fineman, Supervising Deputy District Attorney at Riverside County District Attorney.
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DA/Advocate Cross-Training Project: Working Collaboratively for the Safety of Domestic Violence Victims
Kathi Harper, CEO at DOVES of Big Bear Valley, and Erin Scott, Director of Programs at Family Violence Law Center.
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The Importance of the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council
Hon. Leonard Edwards, Retired Judge of the Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, now working with the California Administrative Office of the Courts as a volunteer, and Patricia Bennett, Director of Programs at Next Door Solutions.
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