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Calendar of Trainings and Events 


28th TCFV Statewide Conference:  Moving Forward

Every other year, the Statewide Conference gathers leaders, advocates and allies to exchange ideas, discover fresh techniques and unite the many diverse faces of the Texas movement to end violence against women.

September 21-24, 2014:  The Tremont House, Galveston, TX


BIPP Educational Series

The BIPP Educational Series is a combination of in-person and web-based training opportunities for battering intervention facilitators.

January 23-24, 2014: The Art of Facilitation - Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 3525 Bee Cave Road, Austin, TX 78746

March 6, 2014:  Webinar - “I threw a TV at her. I never meant to hurt her.” Inside the Minds of Men who Batter. Presenter: Matt Johnston

May 20, 2014:  Webinar - Adult Peer Learning Styles. Presenter: Aaron Hernandez

June 26-27, 2014:  Strengthening Batterer Accountability: Essential Practices for Facilitators - McAllen Chamber of Commerce, 1200 Ash Avenue, McAllen, TX 78501


BIPP Statewide 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.

April 17-18, 2015:  Austin Marriott North, Round Rock, TX 


Capitol Day

Each legislative session, the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and the Texas Council on Family Violence partner to host Capitol Day.

February 11, 2015:  Austin, TX 


The Criminal Justice System Response Training (CJSRT)

The CJRST brings together law enforcement, family violence advocates, criminal justice personnel and all other professionals who work with survivors and their children and family members of offenders to help enhance a consistent, collaborative community response to family violence and networking. CJSRT trainings held in the following communities:

Beaumont – April 24, 2014

Alpine – May 1, 2014

Longview – May 7, 2014

San Antonio – May 12, 2014


Economic Justice Summit:  Building Opportunities & Options for Texas Survivors

Building Opportunities & Options for Texas Survivors: The Summit showcases economic initiatives that help victims of domestic violence create long-term solutions to achieve economic freedom and succeed beyond staying in the shelter.

June 26-27, 2014:  Philanthropy Theatre, El Paso, Texas


Executive Directors’ Conference:  Directing the Work

This annual conference serves to connect, inspire, and rejuvenate Texas leaders by providing a forum to share ideas that collectively strengthen our life-changing services.  TCFV once again partnered with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to host the 2014 conference.

February 9-10, 2015:  Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark, Austin, TX 


Executive Directors’ Webinar Series

Join us for our monthly executive directors’ webinar series designed exclusively for new executive directors of HHSC funded programs or TCFV category I and II members. This is a great opportunity for enhancing expertise, self-awareness, self-management, relationship management and social awareness. From the novice to the seasoned executive director, the charge of overseeing organizations can be challenging. This webinar series turns the challenges into opportunities!

Webinars will be held every 2nd Thursday of the month from 1:00 – 2:00 pm:

• September 12, 2013:  Developing Leadership: Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for EDs (1/3)

• October 10, 2013:  Developing Leadership: Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for EDs (2/3)

• November 14, 2013:  Developing Leadership: Beyond Diversity: A Toolkit for EDs (3/3)

• December 12, 2013:  CPS Advocacy: The Role of Texas Domestic Violence Programs

• January 9, 2014:  “Alternative Response” in Child Protective Services

• February 13, 2014:  Working with Men to End Violence Against Women:  Organizational, Managerial, and Training Considerations

• March 13, 2014:  Institutionalizing Economic Advocacy

• April 10, 2014:  Innovative Leadership for Legal Advocacy

• May 8, 2014:  The Performance Management Cycle

• June 12, 2014:  Meaningful Implementation of New LGBTQ Accessibility Policy

• July 10, 2014:  Family Violence in the Workplace

• August 14, 2014:  An Executive Director’s Guide to Financial Leadership 


Judicial Summit:  Approaching the Bench: A Judicial Summit on Family Violence

TCFV hosts its 5th annual summit. This summit brings together a diverse group of judges from across the state for training by and discussion with national and state experts to recognize and implement best practices in family violence cases. Judges receive and share resources, tools and methods to effectively hold offenders accountable while maximizing victim safety. Peer dialogue frames the issues in an approach that allows judges to learn from and support each other in their work and use their leadership role to send a message of zero tolerance of family violence in their courtroom and communities.

July 29-31, 2014:  Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX 


Prevention Statewide Conference:  Make It Real

Spring/Summer 2015 


Prevention Quarterly Webinar Series

The prevention quarterly webinar series supplement and enhance domestic violence program’s knowledge of cutting edge prevention strategies that are being implemented locally and nationally. Recent webinars covered topics such as social emotional learning, integrating prevention into all aspects of domestic violence programs and using a social norms approach within a school setting.

To access recorded webinars from 2013-2014 or to join future webinars email


Prosecutor’s Summit:  Next to the Jury Box

TCFV conducts a statewide summit, in-person and online legal education presentations, and roundtable training sessions for prosecutors from a variety of Texas communities. Training sessions are customized to the needs of those attending and designed to encourage attendees to disseminate to colleagues statewide. The goal of this project is to establish strong scaffolding that will uphold a multi-layered approach to benefit the prosecution of family violence in Texas.

February 27-28, 2014:  Next to the Jury Box – A Summit for Small Town and Rural Prosecutors

April 10-11, 2014:  Next to the Jury Box – A Summit for Prosecutors from Urban and Growing Communities 


Regional Membership Meetings

Regional Membership Meetings are held in each region of Texas and offer members the opportunity for complimentary customized trainings, program sharing and invaluable networking opportunities for family violence program leadership and staff.

Region 1:  Amarillo, September 12, 2013

Region 2:  El Paso, November 20, 2013

Region 3:  Snyder, February 5, 2014

Region 4:  Sherman, May 7, 2014

Region 5 and 6:  Longview, July 10, 2014

Region 7:  Houston, June 3, 2014

Region 8:  McAllen, March 28, 2014

Region 9:  San Antonio, April 9, 2014 


Regional Trainings for Advocates:  One in the Movement

May 13, 2014:  Fannin County Family Crisis Center, Bonham, TX

July 2, 2014:  Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Houston, TX








Revised June 2014