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2016 North Texas Effective Work with Batterers Conference
Texas Health Resources University - 8194 Walnut Hill Ln, Dallas, TX July 15, 2016 08:30 AM

8th Annual Comprehensive Training for Professionals Working with Family Violence Offenders, July 14-15

Featured Speaker - Deborah S. Tucker

Deborah S. Tucker serves as the Domestic Violence Specialist in the Division of Practice Excellence, Child Protective Services for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. She is President of the Board of Directors of the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, devoted to consulting, training, and advocacy.  She co-chairs the Advisory Committee for Jewish Women International’s National Alliance to End Domestic Abuse and serves as the Military Co-Chair for the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. Debby has developed prevention and intervention programs as well as advocated for improvements to laws and policies at the local, state, national and international levels to enhance personal, professional, community, and societal efforts to end sexual and domestic violence. She has contributed 42 years of volunteer and professional leadership in building the movement to end violence.

Day 1: Thursday, July 14 - 8:30am - 4:45pm (Lunch will be provided on Day 1 only)
Day 2: Friday, July 15 - 8:15am - 1:00pm

Training Cost: $90 (For both days)
Student Rate: $45 (Valid student ID required)

CJAD approved hours & CEUs available for counselors, social workers, and BIPP facilitators.

Training hosted by: The Family Place Battering Intervention and Prevention Program (BIPP)

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be received by Friday, July 11 to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations received after July 11 are non-refundable. Please contact David Almager at with any questions.

For all Purchase Order payment enquiries, contact Kathryn Wisdom at

Topics Include:

Engaging Fathers
- A Community Partnership to End Violence Against Children (CPS Practice Model)
Understanding the role of batterers as fathers and the intersection of domestic violence, child abuse and neglect is critical in developing effective strategies for interventions that help protect children from violence. Debby Tucker will provide insight into shifts in policy and practice within TDFPS/CPS. The new Child Protective Services Practice Model encourages the enhancement of community partnerships and supports the increased coordination between domestic violence programs, support organizations and CPS.

Other Topics:
We Are All in This Together - Advancing the Safety of Children Through a Community Coordinated Effort (panel discussion)
When Batterers Use the Court System to Maintain Control Over Intimate Partners
Ethics - Knowing Thyself: Systems, Roles, and the Ethics of Battering Intervention
Understanding Mental Health/Mental Illness Among the Offender Population
Responsible Fatherhood with Men Who Batter
Domestic Violence, Technology and Social Media – Understanding the Impact on Victims, Survivors and Children
In the Best Interest of Children - Parental Separation and Domestic Violence


Who should attend?
Training is designed for both beginning and advanced practitioners working with offenders and victims of family violence.

Participants may include:
BIPP facilitators, advocates, program supervisors, administrators, licensed professional counselors, social workers, psychologists, violence prevention educators, community supervision and parole officers, law enforcement, CPS caseworkers, clergy and other social service practitioners.

Notes and References:

PowerPoint Presentations:
When Batters Use the Court System to Maintain Control Over Intimate Partners
Social Media, Technology & Domestic Violence
In the Best Interest of Children Parental Separation and DV
Anthem Strong Families

When Batterers Use the Court System to Maintain Control Over Intimate Partners 
Child Protective Services Practice Model
Solutioning for Safety: Potential Solution Focused Questions for Domestic Violence
Manifestations of Violence


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