Thank you to all of those who joined us for Emerging Best Practices to Strengthen Connecticut's Response: A "Domestic Violence Across Communities" Event.
The two day conference, which was co-sponsored by the CT Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the CT Department of Social Services, featured presentations by national and local experts on some of the most pressing issues facing victims today. Over 250 attendees gained tools and practical applications to enhance Connecticut's response to domestic violence in the areas of lethality assessment, fatality review, cultural responsiveness, the impact of domestic violence on children, trauma, cyber-stalking and offender accountability.
Recognizing that a strong multidisciplinary approach is necessary to respond to domestic violence, the conference brought together stakeholders from various professions that work with victims. Advocates, clinicians, law enforcement, attorneys and other state and local providers came together to learn from each other and share techniques for how to best meet the needs of victims. Presentations provided tips for strengthening policies and ensuring comprehensive prevention and intervention initiatives, leaving attendees strategically positioned to help advance our shared work.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy was also on hand advocating for early prevention with the aim of increased education for kids about what constitutes healthy relationships, as well as stronger policies in the workplace. Governor Malloy also presented a proclamation recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness month.
Click HERE to see the full conference program.
Various conference presentations and handouts will be posted here as they are provided by the presenters.
David Adams, Ed.D. and Susan Cayouette, Ed.D. - Emerge: A Group Education Model for Abusers
David Adams, Ed.D. - Certified Batterer Intervention Programs and Emerge Newsletter Spring 2011
Jacquelyn Campbell Ph.D., RN, FAAN, Daniel Webster and Nancy Glass - The Danger Assessment
Jacquelyn Campbell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN and Anna D. Wolf - Lethality Assessment Power Point
Chic Dabby-Chinoy - Trafficking: Considerations & Recommendations for Battered Women's Advocates
Matthew Dale, MA - Montana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission and S.T.O.P. in Action: Montana Domestic Violence Fatality Review Commission
Michelle Garcia, MPP - Stalking Resource Center
Betsy McAlister Groves, LICSW - The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children; Best Practices for Working with Children Exposed to Violence in the Home; and Children and Trauma; link to purchase her book, Hope & Healing
Ruth Jewell - National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Allan G. Johnson, Ph.D. - Link to his website and to purchase his book, The First Thing and the Last
Penni Micca & Margaret Rosa - CT Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee - upon further examination; Committee Reports: 2011 & 2012; Telling Amy's Story
Neil Websdale, Ph.D. - National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative