The 10th Annual BIPP Conference
Tools for Transformation
Tools for Transformation is an opportunity to gain deeper knowledge and develop new skills to meet the growing challenges of operating battering intervention programs and developing community accountability collaboration for addressing family violence offenders. This year’s theme Addressing Gender and Sexual Respect explores and exchanges information regarding trends and tools for facilitating Sexual Respect among participants.
April 26th and 27th, 2013
6505 IH-35 North
Austin, Texas 78752
Registration Fee: $120.00
Early Bird Registration Give-a-way!!
If you register by November 30, 2012, you will be entered to win a copy of the curriculum Addressing Fatherhood. This curriculum is written for interveners who work in a group setting with men who batter. The curriculum is intended to enhance the already existing work being done in batter intervention programs or similar groups who wish to motivate abusive men to become better fathers (or father figures) and more supportive parenting partners.
About and Keynote Speakers
This year’s conference titled, Tools for Transformation: Addressing Gender and Sexual Respect, offers extraordinary plenary sessions including:
Dr. Gail Dines
Dines is a professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also chair of the American Studies department. Dines researched and wrote about the pornography industry and media images of women and representations of race in pop culture for over twenty years and is co-editor of the best-selling textbook Gender, Race and Class in Media. Her latest book is “Pornland: How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality.”
Dines is a regular guest on television and radio shows including ABC News, MSNBC, CNN, FOX, New England Cable News and National Public Radio.
Dr. James Mahalik
Mahalik is a professor at Boston College who investigates the contribution of gender socialization and social influence predicting psychological and physical well-being, particularly health behaviors. He is a Fellow in both the American Psychological Association and the Association for Psychological Science.
Mahalik authored and co-authored many articles on masculinity, men and health behaviors including, Men, Masculinity, and the Contexts of Help-Seeking, Masculinity and Perceived Normative Health Behaviours as Predictors of Men’s Health Behaviours. Mahalik received the Researcher of the Year Award from the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity in 2003.
Join us for a number of capacity building workshops addressing various interest areas including The Art of Facilitation, Talking about Sexual Respect, Developing Individualized Plans and expert speakers such as:
Barbara Hart has worked with feminist men’s programs and BIPPs since 1980. She wrote Safety and Accountability: Monitoring Men’s Programs in the late 1980’s. With advocates and BIPP in Pennsylvania, she constructed one of the first definitive program/personnel standards for BIP programs. She facilitates conversations on intimate partner sexual abuse.
Lodging and Accommodations
This year’s conference takes place at the DoubleTree Inn. The DoubleTree Inn is centrally located at the intersection of IH-35 North and Highway 290 East. Situated between the downtown business district and the Austin Arboretum, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin is just 20 minutes from Austin Bergstrom International Airport and five minutes from downtown Austin. TCFV welcomes you to the 2013 BIPP Conference for the opportunity to network, learn, dine and fun.
Attendees may reserve a room directly with the Double Tree Inn at the number or link below. When calling please indicate you are calling to reserve a room within the “Texas Council on Family Violence 2013 BIPP Conference.”
Phone: (512) 454-3737
Hotel information and reservations please click here.
Triple : $128.00
Book by March 30th, 2013 to receive special rate!
Conference Registration Cancellations
To receive a full refund you must cancel your conference registration by April 1, 2013. There will be a cancellation fee of $50 if you cancel after April 1, 2013.
For questions or assistance please contact Hilary Andersen at (512) 794-1133 or email@example.com.
To view follow up and interviews from last year’s conference, please click here.