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Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Conference
Santa Clara Marriot Hotel
Santa Clara, CA
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Friday Oct 25, 2013 8:00 AM - Friday Oct 25, 2013 4:30 PM | $95.00 - $110.00


Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Conference
The 20th annual Santa Clara County Domestic Violence Conference takes us from theory to practice as we explore innovative models for early intervention and prevention of violence with children and youth.  

The conference will feature best practices and emerging programs that tackle the complexities of domestic violence among those most vulnerable - our children and youth.  Nationally recognized experts will be featured in keynote presentations.  

Dr. Jeffrey Edelson, Dean of UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, will speak in the morning keynote on expanding the range of early intervention strategies.  Dean Edelson's review of the growth of community coordinated domestic violence responses over the past two decades will point to major gaps in response to both survivors and perpetrators of violence, and the resulting effects those gaps have had on children.  He will suggest several avenues for enhancing our current responses as a community, drawing on his recent work focused on surveying global violence prevention programs as well as efforts to engage informal networks in early intervention and violence prevention.  These new efforts extend current social service and criminal justice programs, with corresponding benefits to children's health and wellbeing.

Dr. Andra Tharp of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will speak in the afternoon plenary on preventing partner violence through early intervention.  Recent efforts to prevent dating violence and subsequent partner violence have focused on youth in middle and high school.  Using a public health framework for prevention, Dr. Tharp will provide the rationale for intervening during adolescence, including an overview of the current evidence-base about what works to prevent dating violence and partner violence, and best practices in prevention.  

Our goal is to provide attendees with exposure to new interventions and strategies, including those currently underway at demonstration sites nationally or locally in the Bay Area.  Workshops throughout the day will be aimed at working with children and youth, delving into issues particularly relevant to teen dating violence and screening children.  Workshop sessions will speak to educators, social workers, juvenile justice and child welfare processionals, victim advocates, attorneys, healthcare providers and court personnel.

When you register for the conference, you will be able to choose which morning and which afternoon workshop you would like to attend.

Morning Workshops:
A1  Paradigm shift:  Building Capacity for Prevention
A2  Model Programs for Therapeutic Intervention for Children and Youth
A3  Game Change:  Exploring Successful Models for Teen Intervention
A4  Engaging Education Communities as Partners in Addressing Domestic Violence.

Afternoon workshops:
P1  Fostering Healthy Relationships among Youth:  Strategies for Comprehensive Prevention of Dating Violence.
P2  Grassroots Community Building:  How Local Groups Take Action.
P3  Teens, Tech Trends and the Law
P4  Screening children and Youth in a Medical Setting.

Lunch selections are Chicken or Vegetarian.

CEUs are available for MFTs, LCSWs, JDs and Nurses at no charge.  A $10 fee payable at the conference will apply for Ph.D. and Psy.D. CEUs.

Please note any needed ADA accommodations where indicated when you register.

To register for the conference now, click on "get tickets", compete the requested information, and click on "add to cart".  Complete the requested information on the "add to cart" screen, and click  on "check out".  Your payment information will not be requested until you have completed all of your selections for the conference.



Santa Clara Marriot Hotel (View)
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
United States

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Education > Conventions

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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