2019 DCFOF Battering Intervention and Prevention Conference Agenda

Accountability Through Advocacy: A Community Approach to Effective Batterer Intervention

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Denton Public Safety Training Center

Conference Agenda

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Agenda PDF Coercive Control (Guide) Why Women Use Force (Guide)

8:30 AM — 9:00 AM

Conference Check-In

9:00 AM — 9:15 AM

Welcome

Toni Johnson-Simpson Executive Director, Denton County Friends of the Family

9:15 AM — 10:45 AM

Keynote Session Invisible Chains: From Domestic Violence to Coercive Control

Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. Trainer, Consultant, and Author

10:45 AM — 11:00 AM

Break

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Plenary Session One — Workshop

Child Abuse & Coercive Control: But he doesn't abuse the children

Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. Trainer, Consultant, and Author

12:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch & Author Book Signing

Networking Activity

Lori Nelson Director of Community Engagement, Denton County Friends of the Family

1:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Plenary Session Two — Workshop

The Worst Part: Sexual Coercion & Abuse in Intimate Partner Abuse

Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D. Trainer, Consultant, and Author

3:00 PM — 3:15 PM

Refreshment Break

3:15 PM — 4:30 PM

Plenary Session Three

Working with Women Referred to BIPP: A Best Practice Treatment Model

Amy Mozingo, MA, LPC Intern, BIPP Facilitator, Denton County Friends of the Family

David Almager, MS Director of BIPP, Denton County Friends of the Family

4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

Conference Closing

Shereen Barakat Community Educator -Prevention, Education, and Awareness, Denton County Friends of the Family

Keynote Speaker 

The 2019 conference will feature Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D., a national and international leader in the fields of sexual violence, child abuse, and violence against women. Dr. Fontes works as a researcher, activist, and author to protect the most vulnerable people from violence. She authored the books: Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship, Interviewing Clients Across Cultures, and Child Abuse and Culture as well as numerous journal articles on cultural issues in child abuse and intimate partner violence. She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has worked as a family, individual, and group psychotherapist, and has conducted research in Santiago, Chile, and with diverse people in the United States. Dr. Fontes is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. She is a popular conference speaker and workshop facilitator, and blogs for publications including The Huffington Post and PsychologyToday.com. Dr. Fontes completed a Fulbright Foundation Grant in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As a volunteer, Dr. Fontes has worked with Somali refugees and with homeless children in Massachusetts.

Check out this great blog written by Dr. Fontes:

GROOMING FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE

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