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Calendar of Trainings and Events


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 again partners with the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault to host the 2015 conference.

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

January 11-12, 2016: Sheraton Austin at the Capitol, Austin, TX


Capitol Day

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

February 11, 2015:  Austin, TX


BIPP Statewide Conference:  Tools for Transformation

This annual conference for those working with family violence offenders offers participants deeper knowledge and skills to meet the growing challenges facing battering intervention programs, including developing community accountability and collaborations.

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

April 1-2, 2016:  Austin Marriott North, Round Rock, TX


BIPP Educational Series

The BIPP Educational Series is a combination of in–person and web–based training opportunities for battering intervention facilitators. For more information, contact Courtney Corbello at

June 3-5, 2015 • Men Stopping Violence (MSV) of Decatur, Georgia will be here to provide a three–day training on their innovative and multi–disciplinary curriculum, Men at Work: Building Safe Communities. For a limited time only we are offering a discounted price if you register for the 2015 BIPP Conference as well as the Men at Work curriculum training. Click here to register.


Executive Director Webinar Series 2015

Join us for our monthly executive directors’ webinar series. This complimentary series provides new executive directors (HHSC funded or category I & II members of TCFV) opportunities to enhance expertise, and improve strategic and programmatic management. From the novice to the seasoned executive director the charge of overseeing organizations can be challenging. This webinar series encourages turning the challenges into opportunities!

Webinar series will be held every 2nd Thursday of the month. Scheduled time is from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

January 8, 2015 Ÿ• Prevention: Integrating and Supporting the Development of Prevention Programs – Alesha Istvan, Prevention Director, TCFV

February 19, 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ What to Expect from an HHSC Monitoring Visit – Crystal Starkey, Administrative Team Lead, Family Violence Program, HHSC

March 5, 2015 ŸŸ• SafeNight: A Mobile App to Fund Emergency Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence When the Local Shelter Is Full! – Jennifer Morrison, Grant Writer and Consultant, North Texas Non Profit Consultant

April 9, 2015 ŸŸ• Establishing an Effective Partnership with Board Leadership – Joan Garry, Non Profit Consultant, Joan Garry Consulting

May 14, 2015 ŸŸ• Fearless Strategic Planning – Patrick Lemmon, consultant, Patrick Lemmon Consulting

June 11, 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ Creating Trauma Informed Services – Jennifer Curley, Project Manager, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma, and Mental Health

July 9, 2015 ŸŸ• Establishing Financial Management – Helen Murphrey, Financial Consultant

August 13, 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ Outcomes for Abused Women’s Safety: Discussion of Available Research – TBA


Judicial Summit

TCFV hosts its 6th annual Summit on Family Violence in summer 2015. 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. For more information, contact Tracy Grinstead–Everly at


Prosecutor’s Summit

TCFV conducts a statewide summit in–person and online legal educational 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. For more information, contact Aaron Setliff at

February and March 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ Regional Prosecutor’s Summit


The Criminal Justice System Response Training

The CJSRT brings together law enforcement, family violence advocates, criminal justice personnel, and 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.

April 7, 2015 •Ÿ Dallas, TX

April 30, 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ Elgin, TX

May 7, 2015 • Brownsville, TX

May 15, 2015 ŸŸ• Luling, TX

For more information, contact Sarah Hilderbrand at


One in the Movement

The One in the Movement is a combination of in–person and web–based trainings for family violence advocates. These complimentary trainings provide new and seasoned advocates opportunities to develop and enhance their foundational knowledge on family violence systems currently in place, and is especially well–suited for executives who are new to the movement.

For more information, contact Sarah Hilderbrand at


One in the Movement Webinar Series

Webinars will be held on Thursdays from 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.  Each webinar also offers continuing education credits for LMFT, LPC, and SW.

February 5 Ÿ•Ÿ How Survivors of Domestic Violence Define Success: Connection Not Separation – Anna Melbin, MSW, MPP, Director of Network Growth and Strategy, The Full Frame Initiative

February 26 Ÿ•Ÿ Victim–Defined Advocacy with Victims in Contact – Jill Davies, Director, Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence & Deputy Director, Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.

March 26 ŸŸ• Domestic Violence in Rural Communities: Understanding Barriers and Creating Accessible Programs – Cara Taylor–Swift, Rural Initiative Coordinator, Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence

April 9 ŸŸ• Why Language and Culture Matter in Domestic Violence Services: Supporting Asian Survivors – Catherina Conte, Client Services Program Director, Asian Family Support Services of Austin

May 7 ŸŸ• Enhancing Wellness: Integrating Health Services into Domestic Violence Programs – Tanya Draper Douthit, MSW, LSCSW, Director of Community Programs, Rose Brooks Center

May 28 Ÿ•Ÿ Creating Access for LGBTQ Survivors – Molly Voyles, Policy Manager, TCFV; Roy Rios, Family Violence Services Coordinator, TCFV

June 18 ŸŸ• Self–Care Techniques for Family Violence Advocates – Carolyn Szafran, LCSSW, Field Coordinator/ Instructor, Washburn University

July 9 ŸŸ• Working with Immigrant Survivors – Krista Del Gallo, Policy Manager, TCFV

July 30 Ÿ•Ÿ Value–Added Healing Opportunities for Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence – Darlene Thomas, Executive Director, Greenhouse17; Diane Fleet, Assistant Director, Greenhouse17; Jessica Ballard, Farm and Family Advocate, Greenhouse17


Prevention Webinar Series

The prevention webinar series is intended to supplement and enhance domestic violence program’s knowledge of cutting edge prevention strategies that are being implemented locally and nationally. For more information, contact Maria Limon at

January 22, 1:30PM–2:30PM Ÿ•Ÿ Young Hearts Matter, a Texas resource for Teen Dating Violence and Prevention – Jessica Moreno, Prevention Coordinator, TCFV


Prevention Conference: Texas Prevention Summit – Transforming Communities

This biannual prevention conference hosted by TAASA and TCFV will bring together preventioneers from across the state to enhance their prevention strategies and foster long–term change. For more information, contact Hilda Gutiérrez at

June 29–July 1, 2015 Ÿ•Ÿ Westin at the Domain, 1130 Domain Drive, Austin, Texas 78758


Customized and Individual Trainings

To ensure you have a smooth transition and that we meet your particular needs, TCFV also offers customized trainings and consultations. For more information, contact Rita Flores at



Revised May 2015