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									   2008 Oklahoma Partnership Conference on
    Domestic & Sexual Violence and Stalking

                     October 15 & 16, 2008
                        Clarion Meridian Hotel & Convention Center
                                   737 S. Meridian Ave
                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73108
                                      (405) 942-8511

This project is supported by Grant 2008WFAX-0014 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women,
                     United States Department of Justice to the State of Oklahoma .

               2008 Partnership Conference on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Stalking
                                    Registration Information
   Registration will be accepted On-line and On-site, only. No paper or fax registrations will be
 processed. Registration is open to all disciplines who work with victims/offenders of domestic &
                                   sexual violence and stalking.

   To register online, go to before October 8th, 2008.

                                        Registration Fees
                                 On-line Registration Fee $35.00
                            On-line Student Registration Fee $15.00
                       (Student ID will be verified at conference check-in.)
                                On-Site Registration Fee $100.00

Credit Cards and Agency Purchase Orders will be accepted on-line. Registration after October
8th, 2008 can only be done on-site and can only be paid by check or Agency Purchase Order. No
Cash/Credit Cards will be accepted On-Site. On-site Registration Fee is $100.00 for all attendees
including students and those attending only part of the conference. We are unable to provide
refunds but encourage you to send a substitute if you are unable to attend.

                                         Hotel Information
The designated conference hotel is the Clarion Meridian Hotel & Convention Center. The hotel has
agreed to extend the conference rate of $73.00 per night to all conference attendees. When
making reservations, ask for the “Domestic/Sexual Violence Conference Block Two” room. In
addition to credit cards, agency purchase orders can be used to secure a room. Reservations must
be cancelled by 6 p.m. on the date of arrival to avoid penalties.

                                     Hotel Room Scholarship
There are 125 scholarships available for sleeping rooms for attendees traveling more than 60 miles
from their duty station. The scholarship rooms are for attendees whose agencies do not have the
resources to pay for a hotel room. Double occupancy is encouraged when appropriate. The Hotel
Room Scholarship Application is available at the end of this document. Please mail or fax
scholarship application by September 23rd, 2008. Participants will be selected on a “first come,
first serve” basis, so you are encouraged to apply early. For questions regarding the hotel
scholarship rooms, contact

                                Continuing Education Credits
                       Continuing Education Credits will be applied for:
           CJE, MCLE, CLEET, Victim Witness Coordinators, LPC/LMFT, LSW, CDSVRP

                             Conference Questions/Information
       Tamatha Mosier can be reached at or (405) 522-8965.

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                              Wednesday, October 15, 2008
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.       Opening Remarks

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.       Keynote
                              “Coping with Change and Adversity”, James Reese, PhD

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.       Lunch (on your own)

12:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.        Breakout Sessions

“Assisting Others: Staying Bitter or Getting Better”, James Reese, PhD

“Collaborating for Change: Building Effective Child Protection and Domestic Violence Agency
Partnerships”, Rose Thelan, Co-Founder, Gender Violence Institute
        Across the country efforts are being mounted to address the problem of battered women
becoming involved in the child protection system resulting in problematic outcomes for everyone but the
batterer who often uses the child protection system to maintain power and control over the victim. This
workshop will provide practical tips and resources for developing effective collaborations – what’s being
done to protect the child by protecting the mother-child unit and how to partner for change rather than

“Prosecuting Stalking: Building Your Case and Getting a Conviction”, Laura Roan, Asst. Attorney
General, Area Prosecutions Division, Iowa Dept of Justice
        Attendees will learn how to dissect Oklahoma’s stalking laws and determine what evidence and
how much evidence is needed for a conviction. Participants will also learn the importance of a timeline
for investigation and trial. Finally, participants will understand how an effective trial theme supports their
stalking case and motivates the jury to convict. This workshop will include case specific examples.
Participants are encouraged to bring examples with them for discussion.

“Geographic Profiling: Serial Violent Crimes Against Women”, Supervisory Special Agent Rhonda
Trahern, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, assigned to the Federal Bureau of
Investigation’s, National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime, Behavioral Analysis Unit, Quantico,
         This presentation will provide the audience with a framework for understanding the geographic
profiling process. Geographic profiling is a proven investigative technique designed to provide
assistance in cases of serial violent crime. The process is based on an analysis of the locations of the
offenses, the characteristics of the neighborhoods in which they have occurred, and the behavioral
analysis of the offender, in an attempt to determine the most probable areas in which the offender is
based. Geographic profiling can help narrow the focus an investigation. It assists in prioritizing suspects
and locations, and then can be utilized to develop investigative strategies that can be deployed in the
area defined by the geo-profile. Geographic aspects of serial sexual assault cases will be discussed and
examples of geo-profiles will be given.

“Violence Against Women in Indian Country”, Linda Epperley, Assistant United States Attorney,
Eastern District
       A look at domestic violence in Indian Country and the federal alternatives available for
prosecuting abusers and assisting victims. Will include discussion of federal firearm laws & United
States v. Hays, 526 F.3d 674 (10th Cir. 2008).

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“The Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act, Indian Country, and Federal Investigations
and Prosecutions”, Trent Shores, AUSA, Ed Snow, AUSA and John Loyd, US Marshal
       An overview of the Adam Walsh Child Safety and Protection Act and its implementation in Indian
Country. Will include perspectives from federal prosecutors and United States Marshals Service. Will
discuss how the Act strengthened Federal laws to protect children from sexual and other violent crimes,
prevent child pornography, make the Internet safer, and track sex offenders.

“Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior: Is Treatment Effective?”, Barbara L. Bonner, Ph.D.,
Professor of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma
       This workshop will present current information on adolescents who have committed illegal sexual
behavior, describe an outpatient treatment program, provide information on the effectiveness of
treatment, and discuss recidivism rates with this population of youth.

“NY Model for Batterer Programs: How Courts and Programs Can Bring Real Meaning to
Offender Accountability”, Phyllis B. Frank, Director, VCS Community Change Project
       There is widespread consensus that offender accountability is a core function of both domestic
violence courts and batterer programs. While that assumption is well-founded, there is still considerable
confusion as to just what that looks like in practice -- how do courts and programs hold offenders
accountable? Advocates around the United States report that all too often there is little to no response
from the courts when an offender fails to comply with a mandate to attend a batterer program. That is, if
there is no enforcement, there is no accountability. Similarly, although batterer programs
overwhelmingly endorse the idea that offender accountability is a primary focus of their work, they are
often hard pressed to answer the question, “And how do you hold domestic violence offenders
accountable?” The workshop will demonstrate simple and effective mechanisms for batterer programs to
support the courts' enforcement of their mandates and give real meaning to the concept of offender

“Derailing Domestic Violence Before it Happens”, “Kim” Kimberling, PhD, Family Therapist, Author,
        This workshop will discuss warning signs to look for and tools to aid in the screening of potential
domestic abuse. The time will focus on helping those faith leaders who work with couples and
individuals before they marry.

“Dealing with the Media”, Terri Watkins, Public Information Officer, State Auditor and Inspector
       The media can be your friend or your foe. Many times the problem is a simple lack of
understanding on both parts. Our session will help you learn the skills you need to make sure you get the
message out that you want to get out. We will help you understand the needs of the media and why it
responds the way it does. How to take advantage of situations that can help the public understand you
needs. Finally how to answer questions when the questions get tough.

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.                Breakout Sessions

“CCR: What’s in it for me?” Sandra Thompson, CCR Coordinator
        Members of existing Coordinated Community Response Teams from across the state will discuss
the benefits of a CCR not only for team members and victims but the community as a whole. Members
will outline the delicate process of coming together, working through power struggles, turf issues, and
challenging the status quo in order to achieve system changing outcomes to increase victim safety and
batterer accountability. Participants will learn how trust and accountability are the common threads
essential to hold the team together and more importantly the answer to “WIIFM” will be revealed.

“Human Trafficking” Det Ken Lawson, Columbus PD
        Human trafficking is capturing the attention of America. Many have seen it portrayed on
television but do not know how the exploitation is achieved in the United States. Learn what constitutes
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human trafficking; how prevalent the crime has become; what makes people vulnerable to exploitation
and how the crime is being carried out today.

“Break the Cycle: Prosecuting Dating Violence” Colleen Gallopin, Policy and Technical Assistance
         This workshop will address the basic dynamics of domestic and dating violence as experienced
uniquely by youth. Participants will discuss the impact of domestic and dating violence on youth victims
and explore obstacles that discourage youth from ending abusive relationships. Participants will develop
skills for effectively responding to youth experiencing dating violence.

“The Historical Victimization of Native Women” Jennifer McLaughlin, MSW, Sexual Violence
Specialist, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
        The workshop will discuss the victimization of Native American women throughout history and the
impact of historical trauma on the healing process. Excerpts of the Amnesty International Report Maze of
Injustice will also be discussed.

“Safety Planning and Screening for Lethality” M. Timothy Gray, Public Policy Specialist and Staff
Attorney, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
       Concerns and considerations in basic safety planning and in lethality screening, especially in
congruence with legal issues or in preparation for attending court or justice system interactions.

“Federal Sentencing Guidelines”, Linda Epperley, AUSA, Eastern District
        A general overview over how the United States sentencing guidelines work, with an emphasis on
sentencing enhancements applicable to family violence cases. Workshop will help investigators focus on
factors needed to secure the maximum possible sentence for federal offenders.

“Processing Rape Trauma Narratives in Therapy”, Matthew Atkinson, LCSW
        This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians who work with rape trauma survivors in
therapy. In this workshop, we will examine the importance of helping a rape survivor process their first-
person account of trauma. We will look at research that substantiates the significance of taking this step,
as well as how neurology and psychology both contribute to our understandings of how verbally
processing one’s rape narrative effects change in brain function and the survivor’s personal beliefs about
the rape. Special attention will be given to noting common mistakes made by therapists and patients in
this process, and what methods can be used by the therapist to correctly prepare the client for this step,
and to manage the emotional catharsis afterward.

“The Efficacy and Utility of Batterer Programs: What They Try to Do, Don’t do, and Could Do”,
Chris S. O’Sullivan, Ph.D.
        The US has expended considerable resources to assess the reality behind the hope that batterer
programs can ensure the emotional and physical safety of victims and their children by changing the
attitudes and behaviors of offenders. A review of the most reliable studies shows several consistent
findings. First, batterer programs do not significantly reduce reoffending, whether measured by re-arrest
rate or victim report. Second, offenders with a “stake in conformity” are likely to be deterred by any
consequence that threatens their social and financial standing, including arrest and prosecution. Third,
there is a group of chronic or serial offenders who commit other types of crimes in addition to partner
abuse; they are most likely both to drop out of batterer programs and to re-abuse their partners.
Although batterer programs have not been found to be effective at rehabilitation, they still can play an
important role in the criminal justice response to domestic violence.

“Lethal Domestic Violence: Lessons Learned by the Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review
Board”, Brandi Woods Littlejohn, Project Director, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board, Oklahoma
Criminal Justice Resource Center
        Participants in this workshop will be invited to learn about the Oklahoma Domestic Violence
Fatality Review Board, the occurrence of DV homicides in Oklahoma, indicators of lethal violence and

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the lessons the DVFRB has learned through the review process.

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.                 Breakout Sessions

"Responding to the Dual Issues of Child Abuse and Battering – Promising Practices for Battered
Women’s Advocates" Rose Thelan, Gender Violence Institute
        As increasing numbers of battered women are becoming involved in the child protection system,
advocates are struggling with how best to advocate for them. Building on the concepts found in “Model
Protocol for Advocates Working with Battered Women Involved in the Child Protection System”, this
interactive workshop will address both individual and systems advocacy practices which will promote
better outcomes for battered women and their children, reduce the opportunities for batterers to
manipulate the child protection system, and build effective collaborative and reform efforts in the child
protection system.

“VINE and VINE Watch”, Jennifer Taylor, Programs Manager, Oklahoma Office of Attorney General

“American Bar Association Standards of Practice in DV Cases” Kelly Stoner, JD

“Talking Stick: Native American Communication Tool” Juskwa Burnett, CDSVRP, Counselor, Otoe-
Missouria Tribe
        The "Talking Stick' has always been a useful tool in Native American gatherings. Its original
purpose was to ensure the person holding the stick was the only one to speak on whatever subject was
being discussed. It was also the obligation of that person to keep to the subject and to say his/her piece
in a logical, thoughtful, respectful way, as concisely as possible. This would occur without interruption.
 The stick would be passed in a clockwise manner, allowing the next person to speak and so on. All who
wanted to speak were given a chance to formulate their thoughts and chose their words carefully. It
could be incredibly frustrating for the person further around the circle, but the tool teaches patience. The
talking stick not only teaches us to speak with conviction, honesty and integrity but also teaches us to
listen with our heart and mind as well as our ears. Participants will make a talking stick and learn skills to
assist groups become more cohesive and as way to help individual clients work with their families.

“The Federal Domestic Violence Initiative” Margaret Groban, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of
Maine DOJ Domestic Violence/VAWA Coordinator
        This workshop will provide an overview of the federal domestic violence laws, including interstate
domestic violence, interstate stalking, interstate violation of a protection order and the federal domestic
violence firearm offenses. There will be a discussion of current case law as well as case examples.
Interaction between federal domestic violence enforcement and the Department of Justice Project Safe
Neighborhoods initiative will also be covered.

“The Stalking Brain: Differences and Similarities to Other Forms of Violence” Ann Dapice, Ph.D.,
Director of Education and Research, T. K. Wolf, Inc.
        New technology allows us to determine the etiology of and treatment for a variety of human
conditions. Brain imaging of violent persons shows clear differences between violent and non-violent
individuals. Among the violent individuals, brain images further separate different types of violent
offenders. Different parts of the brain, different chemicals in the brain, different causes of the varied
kinds of violence can be demonstrated. Accordingly, psychological pathology and Myers-Briggs
Personality Type vary depending on the kind of violence involved. We are able to observe the
characteristics that are peculiar to stalkers such as the variety of victims (e.g., female and male, stranger
and known, age and intellect, perpetrator’s ability to obtain help from others, planned versus
spontaneous actions, etc.) Because research shows stalkers to be the most violent of all criminals, it is
necessary that we have the most accurate knowledge possible in order to intervene in better and more
specific ways to this particular crime and its many victims. Learning methods will include presentation of
data, discussion of consequences and role playing of stalking scenarios.
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“Sex Offender Registry: What is it, Why Should I Care and How Can it be Utilized?” Lawana
Hamrick, Coordinator, Sex and Violent Offender Registration Unit, Oklahoma Department of Corrections
       This session will consist of an overview of the Oklahoma Sex Offender Registration Act and
attendees will be taught how to use the public sex offender registration database. The Adam Walsh Child
Protection Act and how it affects registration in Oklahoma will also be discussed.

“Choctaw Nation Faith-based Counseling Services for Victims of Crime”, Linda Goodwin, Director,
Choctaw Nation Victim Services
        This workshop will provide an overview of the Choctaw Nation Faith-Based Counseling Services
for Victims of Crime. This is a DOJ, OVC funded project, which was established in 2004 and is one of
just eight funded projects.

“Oklahoma Legislative Update”, Susan Damron Krug, Chief, Victim Services Unit, Oklahoma Office of
Attorney General and M. Timothy Gray, CDSVRP, JD, Public Policy Specialist, Oklahoma Coalition
Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Repeated on Thursday)
       This workshop will provide an update on 2007/2008 changes to Oklahoma Law related to
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking. All disciplines are welcome.

                            Thursday, October 16th, 2008
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.         Welcome Remarks, Award Presentation, Prayer

8:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.        Keynote TBA

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.       Breakout Sessions

“Using Data to Plan and Evaluate Sexual Violence Prevention Programs”, Sheryll Brown,
Epidemiologist, Injury Prevention Division, Oklahoma State Health Department and Andrea Hamor
Edmondson, Sexual Violence Prevention Coordinator, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence
and Sexual Assault
      This workshop provides information on the prevalence and characteristics of sexual violence in
Oklahoma and the data available for grants and program evaluation.

“Confronting the Confrontation Clause: Crawford, Davis, and Forfeiture After Giles”, Herbert R.
Tanner, Jr., PAAM Violence Against Women Training Attorney.
        An interactive exploration of Confrontation Clause jurisprudence after Crawford and Davis,
including a look back at Giles and a look forward toward the forfeiture doctrine and prosecution in a post-
Davis, post-Giles world.

“DV and Child Custody”, M. Timothy Gray, Public Policy Director and Staff Attorney, Oklahoma
Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
        Discussion and information concerning the intersection of domestic violence, sexual assault and
stalking with custody issues in Oklahoma courts.

“Legal Issues in Indian Country”, Alex Graves, Instructor, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center,
Glynco, CA
       Participants will examine and discuss potential legal issues, concepts and specific state, federal,
and tribal laws relative to Indian Country. Participants will gain an understanding of the law to be better
informed in their efforts to successfully prosecute cases, hold the perpetrator accountable and keep the
victim safe.
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“Vicarious Traumatization: Where’s the Trauma? Part 1”, Lynda Jacobs, MHR, CHT,
        We are constantly being impacted by the effects of trauma, whether we are walking around
suffering from our own personal traumas or meet it everyday in the office or therapeutic setting, on the
internet, in the streets, in our homes, or on the news. This presentation looks at recognizing and
addressing vicarious traumatization -- when our personal traumas arise in response to our environment.
        The question, “Where’s the trauma?” calls us to pay attention, in the moment, to our experience.
Using mindfulness, looking at the bigger picture, education, and various models of healing, this
presentation is designed to help us think and experience in ways that enhance our compassion towards
the traumatic experience of others, while maintaining a sense of strength, resilience and confidence in

“Domestic Violence Probation, Offender Accountability”, James Henderson
       The criminal justice system has long been told by victim advocates that we need to work
collaboratively to enhance victim and community safety, while holding true offenders accountable. This
work shop will help identify who our community partners minimally should include and will give real life
examples on both the why and how to engage community partners in a way that enhances the safety of
those victimized by violence. Participants will learn the concept of Therapeutic Jurisprudence, the
importance of a victim centered approach, how the community can help us enhance safety and some
new tools for supervision, that will enhance safety, accountability and compliance.

“Do No Harm!”, Rabbi Diana Manber, Director Dayenou! Enough Silence
        An ecumenical approach to dissect the myths and stereotypes which have long surrounded the
communities of faith, imprisoning families who are fearful of their lives, and will share best practices on
how to address and support victims of domestic violence within our sacred communities. The program
will conclude with the exploration of compassionate ways to assist those living with violence as well as
understanding the how to work with local resources in your own community.

“HIV & Women: Current Trends and Resources in Oklahoma”, Bob Settles, LSW
       Attendees will gain an increased awareness of HIV/AIDS demographic trends in Oklahoma and
resources to address the needs of people living with HIV/AIDS. They will learn the latest demographic
data as it relates to the Oklahoma HIV/AIDS population and receive an overview of how to access
primary medical care and case management services as well as other resources, such as mental health
services, food banks, medication procurement, etc.

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.        Lunch on Your Own

1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.        Breakout Sessions

“Out Of Bounds?: Ethics for Advocates” N. Ann Lowrance, MS, CDSVRP, Department Head of
Social Services, OSU-OKC
         This workshop will immerse participants in experiential learning regarding ethics in advocacy; to
include informed consent, confidentiality and survivor's rights. This session will be designed especially
for staff of domestic/sexual violence and stalking service providers.

“Domestic Violence: From the Crime Scene to the Courtroom”, Tyson Stanek and Brady
        This presentation is geared primarily for law enforcement and first responders on how
investigation translates into the courtroom. We want to give officers and others a look at how small
choices in investigation and response can make all the difference at trial. We will discuss and highlight
real reports and evidence, focusing on how decisions made at the scene or in report writing affected
what happened in the courtroom, sometimes in very surprising ways. From the prospective of both
prosecutor and defense attorney, we will feature the things we look for in reports and evidence that can

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either strengthen a case or tear it apart. By the end of the workshop, we hope to demystify the
interaction between prosecutors and defense attorneys so that participants can build better cases and
have an improved understanding of how their role affects the outcome of the case.

“Oklahoma Legislative Update”, Susan Damron Krug, Chief, Victim Services Unit, Oklahoma Office of
Attorney General and M. Timothy Gray, CDSVRP, JD, Public Policy Specialist, Oklahoma Coalition
Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Repeated Session)
       This workshop will provide an update on 2007/2008 changes to Oklahoma Law related to
Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking. All disciplines are welcome to attend.

“Choctaw Nation Elder Abuse Program”, Linda Goodwin, Director, Choctaw Nation Victim Services
        Workshop participants will learn what elder abuse is and how we are addressing it in Choctaw

“Vicarious Traumatization: Where’s the Trauma?, Part 2”, Lynda Jacobs, MHR, CHT
        Part two is an experiential continuation of this morning’s presentation (see workshop description
for Vicarious Traumatization: Where’s the Trauma?). Because of the profound effect of trauma on the
body and the fact that many symptoms are somatically driven, both cognitive and body-based skills and
resources will be introduced to help meet the trauma in and around us. These skills and resources are
designed to give participants increased awareness, and thus new choices, to support the resolution of
symptoms of vicarious traumatization.

“Domestic Violence Probation: Group Reporting”, James Henderson
       With more focus on victim safety and community partnerships, probation is feeling the pressures
of an over unburden system. Traditional one-on-one supervision can be costly in regards to time and
resources and less productive then group work. Probation group reporting has taken off in specialty
courts as a way to engage defendants in the process of change. Participants will learn how probation
group reporting can break down barriers to compliance for the defendant, how they can reduce violations
for new probationers, and how this time saving practice allows for a better community message.

“Building Safer Faith Communities, Part 1”, Rabbi Diana Manber, Director Dayenou! Enough Silence
       As clergy progress in their learning, they will deepen their understanding of the various forms of
domestic violence, how to identify them within the congregational setting, explore the challenges to
responding, and gain a basic understanding of how and where to refer congregants in need of
intervention. Attendees will also learn how to use religious text to raise awareness about domestic
violence in community, identify safety concerns and to understand the importance of spiritual healing and

“VINE Protective Order”, Jennifer Taylor, Programs Manager, Oklahoma Office of Attorney General
and Jeni Gamble, MSW, Appriss

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.             Breakout Sessions

“Advocates & D.A.s: Building a Firm Foundation”, Melissa Blanton, Resource Prosecutor, District
Attorneys Council
       To effectively serve victims throughout the criminal justice process, prosecutors and advocates
must work in tandem. This workshop is designed for both prosecutors and victim advocates who wish to
improve the way they interact with each other to improve service to victims of domestic violence.
Prosecutors will learn how to take advantage of the resources and expertise available through local
advocates. In turn, advocates will be given suggestions about how their skills may be used to enhance
the prosecution of cases and why they must be educated about the legal system – both civil and criminal.

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“How to Teach the Dynamics of Domestic Violence”, Alex Graves, Instructor, Federal Law
Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, CA
        Participants will be provided with methods to effectively deliver information about core concepts
of domestic violence that will foster a better understanding of the paradigms and rationales of the victims
and their children. This session is designed to provide a working knowledge of the principles involved in
adult learning. Participants will be introduced to the process by which adults can best grasp the dynamics
of domestic violence, and delivery methods that reinforce comprehension and retention of the information

“Benefits Under Immigration Law ”, Margie Solis, JD, Catholic Charities
Overview of basic family based immigration law including Violence Against Women Act and U

“Working with Native American Survivors”, Sallie Allen

“The Philosophy and Mindset of Rape Trauma Therapy”, Matthew Atkinson, LCSW
        This workshop is intended for mental health clinicians who work with rape trauma survivors in
therapy. Atkinson and one of his former therapy clients will co-present, in order to describe the steps
taken to resolve the symptoms of PTSD, self-injury, self-harming sexuality, shame, and addictions as
they pertain to rape trauma. By including the first-hand input of a former patient, participants will benefit
from hearing the patient’s own analysis of the treatment process: common mistakes made by therapists,
anticipating and overcoming treatment resistance, responding to transference/counter-transference,
gender differences in therapist/patient alliance, and identifying high-risk maladaptive behaviors in
patients that are common yet seldom given attention in literature. The dynamics of the relationship
between therapist/client is actually atypical from that of most conventional forms of psychotherapy, and
we will examine the roles of empathy, affection, and emotional mirroring in the development of a healthy
and ethical bond within the helping relationship. An emphasis will be placed on the research basis of the
treatment process, but with creative and innovative therapy methods being provided to attendees.

“Victims and the Media”, Martin Andrews
        Participants will develop an understanding of how the media can possibly assist in
certain types of crime. Participants will learn about sexual abuse of a male child and the resiliency to
overcome as well as how to be educated on how to advise victims and family to appropriately handle the
media throughout the process. Participants will be taught the limitations and constraints of victim
confidentiality and how to protect the victims' rights while speaking to the media.

“Building Safer Faith Communities, Part 2”, Rabbi Diana Manber, Director Dayenou! Enough Silence
        In Part 2, clergy will delve into the moral and ethical dilemmas that arrive when domestic and
family violence is identified within a community, understand the clergy and communities’ legal
obligations, and assess and reduce communal risk. During this session, participants will explore ways to
develop domestic violence and the worship place policies, safety plans and how to create a caring
community model. Community programs for awareness and prevention will also be addressed.

“Linking Domestic Violence and Traumatic Brain Injury” Charlotte “Charlie” Bowen General
Employment Trainer for the National Center for Disability Education and Training at the University of
        This workshop provides important information on the prevalence of brain injury in victims whom
domestic violence providers serve through their intervention and crisis programs. With an awareness of
the increased likelihood of a brain injury being sustained during a domestic violence event the service
provider will be more attuned to indicators that a brain injury might have occurred. Participants will
become aware of the high incidence of traumatic brain injury in victims of domestic violence by a review
of the research on the subject. Participants will be able to recognize typical descriptions of women who
have experienced a brain injury and will have an increased awareness of how repeated brain injury leads
to greater dysfunction over time.
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                                      Hotel Room Scholarship Form
                                       2008 Partnership Conference
                                 on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Stalking

                                                      October 15-16, 2008
                                           Clarion Meridian Hotel & Convention Center
                                                       Oklahoma City, OK

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                                    2008 Partnership Conference
                              on Domestic & Sexual Violence and Stalking

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Supervisor Signature___________________________________________________

Agency Name: _______________________________ Job Title: _________________

Mailing Address: _______________________________________________________

City/State/Zip: _________________________________________________________

Phone: ________________________________Fax: ___________________________

Email Address:_________________________________________________________

                                                       Please return to:
                                                    Victims Services Unit
                                             Office of Attorney General
                                                      313 NE 21st Street
                                                 Oklahoma City, OK 73105
                                                     Fax: (405) 557-1770

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 Victims of rape often lose their clothing as evidence
when they submit to a rape exam. Therefore, they have
 nothing to wear home, creating a desperate need for
          underwear, socks and sweat suits.

 So, help these victims in crisis and you could win big!

For each piece of clothing (a package of panties, socks,
sweat top or bottoms) you donate at the conference, you
 will receive an entry for a $100 gift card from Wal-mart.

  They need not be expensive, but they must be new!
         Any and all styles and sizes will do.

Drawing will be held after the last break on Thursday but
            you need not be present to win.

           All donated items will be distributed to
           rape crisis centers across Oklahoma.
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