2019 DCFOF Battering Intervention and Prevention Conference 

Accountability through Advocacy: A Community Approach to Effective Batterer Intervention 

Providing the most current knowledge for practitioners working directly or indirectly with family violence offenders.
The conference was designed to provide a comprehensive training opportunity for practitioners in the North Texas Region and enhancing their professional knowledge of domestic violence, victim safety and batterer accountability. In addition, attendees have the opportunity to receive Continuing Education Credits through their respective disciplines (CJAD, TCOLE, CLE, LPC and Social Work).

Thursday, October 24, 2019    
9:00 am – 5:00 pm (lunch provided)    
Denton Public Safety Training Center 

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Who Should Attend?

The training is designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners in the field of  BIPP, law enforcement,  probation, parole, legal, professional counseling, social work, child protective services, health providers and other social service specialist. 

Keynote Speaker 


The 2019 conference will feature Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph.D., national and international leader in the fields of ,sexual violence, child abuse, violence against women and author of  Invisible Chains: Overcoming Coercive Control in Your Intimate Relationship

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Featured Speaker | Lisa Aronson Fontes, Ph. D. 


Lisa Aronson Fontes, PhD, 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 andPsychologyToday.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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