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Responding to Domestic Violence Incidents and Allegations

There are still a few spaces open for the May 9th training we're hosting on "Responding to Domestic Violence Incidents and Allegations".

Presenters Include:

  • Don Saposnek, Mediator and UCSC Professor
  • Candace Atkins, Director of Family Court Services
  • Heidi Simonson, Family Law Attorney, Domestic Violence Commission
  • Steven Moore, Head of the Domestic Violence Unit for the DA's office
  • Lisa Ramos, Deputy Probation Officer II, Domestic Violence Unit of Santa Cruz County Probation
  • Mary Greenham, MSW, Social Work Supervisor with Santa Cruz County's Department of Family and Children's Services
  • Jodi Harvey, Executive Director of Simply Your Best--Co-Parenting, Parenting, Anger Management and Domestic Violence Intervention Programs

If you're interested and able to attend, let me know!

Saturday, May 9, 2009.

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

2121 41st Avenue, Suite 202, Capitola, CA 95010 (Santa Cruz County)

$150/eight hours. Call Now to Register. 831-464-BEST (2378).

Brief Overview:

This workshop examines the community's response to Domestic Violence with central focus on the primary or dominant aggressors' contribution and accountability. Federal, State and Local laws, policies and procedures will be reviewed as well as various agencies' efforts to address and prevent violence in intimate partner relationships and family systems.

Facilitated By:

Jodi Harvey has served as the Executive Director of Simply Your Best, Inc. for the past 8 years. Simply Your Best specializes in educational skills training and consultation for Anger Management, Assertiveness Training, Parent Education, Co-Parent Education, and Domestic Violence Intervention for both mandated and self-referred adults and teens. Jodi is an approved Experienced Domestic Violence Intervention Facilitator for offender services with over 15 years working in Student and Judicial Affairs on college campuses and 10 years working in educational intervention programs outside of university settings. Jodi has a Masters Degree in Secondary / Post Secondary School Counseling and College Student Personnel Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Jodi is a member of the Domestic Violence Commission of Santa Cruz County, California, and a co-chair of the Association of Batterer's Intevention Programs.

Schedule:

9:00 - 11:00 AM: High Conflict Relationship Dynamics and Voluntary Interventions to End Abuse and Violence

Don Saposnek, PhD: Mediator, Author, Trainer and Professor of Psychology for University of California, Santa Cruz, specializing in high conflict divorce, mediation, and child development.

Jodi Harvey: Educational Group Facilitator for Offender Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, Co-Chair for the Association of Batterer's Intervention Programs, Member of the Domestic Violence Commission of Santa Cruz County, California

Learning Objective: Identify dysfunctional relationship dynamics, common manifestations of high conflict, and voluntary options to end abusive behaviors.

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM: The Family Court System and Domestic Violence Allegations and Considerations

Candace Atkins: Director of Family Court Services, Santa Cruz County, California

Heidi Simonson: Family Law Attorney, Member of the Domestic Violence Commission of Santa Cruz County, California

Learning Objective: Understand the options provided by Family Court Services as well as how Family Court addresses domestic violence history and allegations.

1:30 - 3:30 PM: The Criminal Justice System and the Prosecution of Domestic Violence Offenders

Steven Moore: Head of the Domestic Violence Unit for Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office

Heidi Simonson: Family Law Attorney, Member of the Domestic Violence Commission of Santa Cruz County, California

Learning Objective: Describe how the Criminal Justice System works to address domestic violence and identify the main laws that guide these actions.

3:30 - 5:30 PM: Supervision and Rehabilitation of Domestic Violence Offenders

Lisa Ramos: Deputy Probation Officer II, Domestic Violence Unit of Santa Cruz County Adult Probation

Mary Greenham, MSW: Social Work Supervisor with Santa Cruz County's Department of Family and Children's Services

Jodi Harvey: Educational Group Facilitator for Offender Domestic Violence Intervention Programs, Co-Chair for the Association of Batterer's Intervention Programs, Member of the Domestic Violence Commission of Santa Cruz County, California

Learning Objective: Summarize the various strategies utilized to supervise and rehabilitate domestic violence offenders.


Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Complimentary Coffee / Tea. Reference Materials and a Completion Certificate will be provided.

Course meets the qualifications for 8 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PEC-4432). Cancellation Policy: Cancellations 2 weeks or more prior to the event, 50% refund; no refund within 2 weeks.

Published: Apr 27, 2009 by Jodi Harvey (Santa Cruz, CA)


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