Archive for December, 2011

Published by abuentello on 13 Dec 2011

OIM Webinar Certificate: Effective Communication 2012

Effective Communication_OIM

Published by abuentello on 13 Dec 2011

OIM Webinar Certificate: NDAH 2012

OIM Webinar Certificate: NDAH 2012

Published by abuentello on 13 Dec 2011

OIM Webinar Certificate: Effects on Children 2012

OIM Webinar Certificate : Effects on Children 2012

Published by kstonebock on 12 Dec 2011

Directing the Work 2012

The Texas Council on Family Violence invites you to attend our annual conference tailored specifically for executive directors of family violence programs across Texas.

Date: January 30 – 31, 2012

Location: The Westin Hotel at the Domain

11301 Domain Drive

Austin, Texas 78758

Registration Fee: $155.00 Members

$170.00 non-members

Register for the TCFV Annual Executive Directors’ by clicking here.

For the stipend application, please click here.

This year’s conference entitled Directing the Work offers extraordinary plenary sessions including:

Dr. Linda Chamberlain

Dr. Linda Chamberlain, nationally recognized keynote speaker and known for her ability to translate science into practical information, presents her innovative advocacy leadership model specifically designed for non-profit leaders.

Susan Meier

Susan Meier has spent over 23 years in governance and nonprofit work and will guide executive directors on how to engage their boards in a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibilities, strategic and generative thinking, and addressing culture and dynamics in the boardroom.

Join us for a number of capacity building workshops that address various interest areas including Agency Longevity, Doing the Work, and Strengthening the Work and expert speakers such as:

Anne Pritchard Grady, blends her professional expertise with her personal experiences and puts a comedic spin on even the most challenging topics, such as leadership communication and managing multiple priorities, to keep non-profit leaders engaged and inspired.

Toby Strout serves as the executive director of Middle Way House in Bloomington, Indiana, a national model domestic violence program that has served victims with innovative services since 1971. Strout discusses the development of a social enterprise as a domestic violence program, evaluating its effectiveness, and how to address financial obstacles in a struggling economy.

Kenya Fairley, lifelong advocate and coordinator of the National Domestic Violence Awareness Project, understands the weeks of frantic flurry of activity leading up to October. Fairley shares her experiences and expertise in leading DVAM projects to guide executive directors plan spectacular public awareness events and honor the women and children who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

Preview the conference agenda by clicking here.

This year’s conference takes place at the Westin Hotel at The Domain. The Domain offers impeccable restaurants and luxury shopping in a pedestrian-friendly, open-air lifestyle center. TCFV welcomes you to the 2012 Executive Directors’ Conference for the opportunity to network, learn, dine and play.

Attendees may reserve a room directly with the Westin hotel at the number or link below. When calling please indicate you are calling to reserve a room within the “Texas Council on Family Violence Executive Director’s Conference.”

Phone: (512) 832-4197

Fax: (512) 973-3703

Hotel information and reservations available here.

Special Rates:

Single: $108.00

Double: $148.00

Triple : $148.00

Book by January 13, 2012 to receive special rates.

For questions or assistance please contact Nikhita Ved at (512) 685-6294 or

Published by cdrochelman on 02 Dec 2011

To Our Members: December 2011

Dear Members,

This holiday season, my thoughts turn to people for whom I am immensely grateful.   Among these, I count the unselfish work of countless advocates and individuals working with family violence programs and other community partners to create safe havens for Texas families.

At TCFV, we have much to be thankful for this year.  Due greatly to the support and advocacy of members like you, TCFV successfully attained greater legal protection for victims, secured funding for statewide family violence programs and provided innovative training to thousands of constituents.

Yet, even as we celebrate these accomplishments, we cannot forget that for families in abusive homes and for those seeking safety, the holidays can be especially difficult.  Many survivors of family violence find themselves spending the holiday season in fear and isolated from family.  We are so very grateful that family violence programs are lighthouses of safety, peace and comfort not only during the holidays, but at all times of the year.

During this season each of us can demonstrate our support for families experiencing domestic violence.  I encourage TCFV individual members to bring cheer to a family this season by reaching out to family violence programs.  Many shelters have Adopt-a-Family programs, are in need of volunteers, and they all rely on monetary donations.  Please visit our online Service Directory to locate a program in your area and learn more about what you can do to help.  Your show of support, no matter the size, will have a big impact in the lives of Texas families.

The greatest holiday gift of all is safety for families.   We strive for this all year and thank you, our members, for your support and commitment to a safer Texas.

Happy holidays!

Dyanne Purcell
Texas Council on Family Violence
National Domestic Violence Hotline
National Dating Abuse Helpline (
TCFV Individual Member

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