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2016 Annual Advocates' Retreat & Conference

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May 2 & 3, 2016

Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

 

 

 

 

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The Annual Advocates' Retreat and Conference is the signature training event for domestic violence advocates in Delaware. This two-day event features the high quality training you would expect from a state-wide conference while leaving evenings open to enjoy the waves, sand and attractions. DCADV strives each year to host national and regional speakers as well as those in Delaware at the forefront of the domestic violence movement.   

 

Presentation Materials 

Monday, May 2, 2016:

Keynote: Marissa Alexander, Advocate, Phonenix Rising LLC and Sumayya Coleman, Advocate, Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign

Session 1A: Police Body-Worn Cameras: Thinking Through the Benefits, Risks, and Unknowns for Victims of DV/SA/Stalking, presented by Sandi Tibbitts Murphy, Legal & Policy Advisor, Battered Women's Justice Project

Session 1B: Enhancing Access to Services for Survivors with Limited English Proficiency, presented by Lumarie Orozco, Project Manager and Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Coordinator Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communities

Session 1C: A 3-Tier Toolkit: Improving your Outreach and Planning iwth Underserved, Un-Served and Inadequately Served Populations (part 1), presented by Zoe Flowers, Program Manager, Women of Color Network Inc. (slides are not available; for more information, please contact zflowers@wocninc.com)

 

Session 2A: Standing Your Ground: Victims and Self Defense, presented by Marissa Alexander, Advocate, Phoenix Rising LLC and Sumayya Coleman, Advocate, Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign

Session 2B: Addressing Oppression and Gender-Based Violence with the Latin@ Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities, presented by Jose Juan Lara, Jr., Project Coordinator, Casa de Esperanza/National Latin@ Network for Healthy Families and Communties (slides are not available; for more information, please contact jjlara@casadeesperanza.org)

Session 2C: A 3-Tier Toolkit: Improving your Outreach and Planning with Underserved, Un-Served and Inadequately Served Populations (part 2), presented by Zoe Flowers, Program Manager, Women of Color Network Inc. (slides are not available; for more information, please contact zflowers@wocninc.com)

Panel Presentation: Prevention in Delaware: Sharing Stories & Highlights of Local Efforts to Prevent Intimate Partner Violence & Sexual Violence, moderated by Lauren Camphausen, with presentations by Alisia Drew (Delaware Men), Melinda Dubinski (REAL Relationships), Beth Hughes (safe + respectful), Kamysha Martin (ARTfusion), Jennifer Naccarelli (University of Delaware, Department of Women and Gender Studies), and Alice Stevens (Jewish Family Services of Delaware)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016:

Keynote: Sue Ryan, Executive Director, DCADV

Building Upon Our Strengths 

Session 1A: Healing Through Activism, Advocacy and Organizing, presented by Raquel Singh, Executive Director, and Sabra Jackson, Battered Women's Resource Center (NY)

Session 1B: Assessing Your Organization's Accessibility, Safety, and Trauma-Informed Policies and Practices, presented by Janet Tillman, MSW, Executive Director, Tillman Consulting Services, LLC and Amanda Burgess, WEAVER Member

Session 1C: A 3-Tier Toolkit: Improving your Outreach and Planning with Underserved, Un-Served and Inadequately Served Populations (part 1), presented by Zoe Flowers, Program Manager, Women of Color Network Inc. (slides are not available; for more information, please contact zflowers@wocninc.com)

 

Session 2A: Sustainable Self-Care Within Your Agency: An Interactive Workshop on Preventing and Recovering From Organizational Trauma, presented by Amber Guthrie, MA, Project Manager of Coalition Training & Technical Assistance, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Session 2B: Understanding Trauma Associated with Addiction, presented by Domenica Personti, LCDP, Vice President of Services, Brandywine Counseling and Community Services

Session 2C: 3-Tier Toolkit: Improving your Outreach and Planning with Underserved, Un-Served and Inadequately Served Populations (part 2), presented by Zoe Flowers, Program Manager, Women of Color Network Inc. (slides are not available; for more information, please contact zflowers@wocninc.com)


Session 3A: Stalking: Definitions, Dynamics, Dangers, presented by Sue Ryan, Executive Director, DCADV

Session 3B: Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response in the Military, presented by Major Estelle Murray, JFHQ Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, Delaware Air National Guard

Session 3C: What Do You See? The Real Face of Human Trafficking, presented by Yolanda Schlabach, Founder and Executive Director, Zoe Ministries, Inc. 

 

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*This Conference is supported through the Delaware Criminal Justice Council by 
the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, sub-grant FFY2015 
FVPSA Training Grant, and matching funds.