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15th Annual Battering Intervention & Prevention Program Conference

April 26 – 27, 2018

Sheraton Hotel
1101 Woodlawn Ave | Georgetown, TX 11.25 CEUs


Thursday, April 26

7:45 am – 8:45 am Registration| Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:15 am | Welcome – Gloria Terry

9:15 am – 10:30 am | Plenary 1 – Ulester Douglas, Men Stopping Violence

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am | Plenary 2 – Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch Served

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Plenary 3 – Dr. Etiony Aldarondo

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Break

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm | Breakout Session 1

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm | Break – Snack

3:30 pm – 4:45 pm | Breakout Session 2

Friday April 27

8:15 am – 8:45 am | Breakfast

8:45 am – 9:15 am | Welcome –

9:15 am – 10:30 am | Plenary 4 – David Mandel, Safe and Together

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm | Breakout Session 3

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Lunch Served

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm | Lunch Presentation

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm | Keynote – Byron Hurt

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Closing


Dr. Etiony Aldarondo

Ulester Douglas
Ulester Douglas is a psychotherapist and Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that engages men to end male violence against women and girls through innovative trainings, programs and advocacy. His work has been honored extensively and he has been interviewed by local, national and international media including CNN, The New York Times and NPR. Ulester was an adjunct professor at Emory University, and has authored and co-authored articles and curricula on family violence and other human rights issues. He obtained his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In 2016 he was appointed as a Commissioner, by Governor Nathan Deal, to the GA Commission on Family Violence. Ulester currently serves on the board of directors for the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.
Byron Hurt Program
Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, lecturer, published writer, and anti-sexist activist. Hurt is the former host of the Emmy-nominated series, “REEL WORKS with BYRON HURT.” His documentary, “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens. He is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University in the Journalism School in the Documentary Program.
The former Northeastern University football quarterback was a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt also served as an Associate Director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.
Byron’s writings have been published in several anthologies, including Michael Eric Dyson’s “Know What I Mean?” Kevin Powell’s “The Black Male Handbook,” and Shira Tarrant’s “Men Speak Out.” In the media, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The L.A. Times, O Magazine, Mother Jones, the Chronicle for Higher Education, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Philadelphia Tribune, The Final Call, AllHipHop.com, MSNBC, NPR, CNN, FOX News, Access Hollywood, MTV, BET, ABC News World Tonight, Black Enterprise, C-Span, and many other outlets have featured Byron’s work.
Byron’s film, Soul Food Junkies is critically acclaimed and won the CNN Best Documentary award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. The film premiered nationally on PBS’ Emmy award-winning series, Independent Lens in 2013. It also broadcast nationally on the cable network TVOne in more than 20 millions homes.
A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Hurt is in production for his upcoming film about hazing. Learn more about Byron Hurt at BHurt.com. Find him on Facebook and on Twitter @byronhurt.
Melissa Jeltsen
Melissa Jeltsen is a senior reporter at HuffPost, where she writes about gender-based violence.
She previously worked at MSNBC and Talking Points Memo, and freelanced for Jezebel, The Rumpus, GOOD, Cosmo and The Boston Globe, among others. In 2015 and 2016, she won a Newswomen’s Club Of New York Front Page Award for her articles on domestic violence.
Her recent work has highlighted domestic violence victims who are incarcerated for self-defense, how to prevent intimate partner homicides, and the role of firearms in abusive relationships. You can follow her work at HuffPost and on Twitter.
David Mandel
In the last five years, their work has expanded outside the United States with research, training and consultation in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and other countries. The Safe and Together Institute works closely with domestic violence advocates, in the United States and abroad, to help them more effectively work with child protection systems and better advocate for child welfare-involved adult and child domestic violence survivors. David has written and published online courses and is about to launch a new Safe and Together Model Certified Trainer initiative that will increase sustainable implementation of domestic violence-informed practice.
David has written journal articles on batterer’s perceptions of their children’s exposure to domestic violence and the intersection of domestic violence and child welfare practice. His chapter on “Batterers and the Lives of Their Children” was published in the Praeger Series Violence Against Women in Families and Relationships. The Safe and Together Institute blog can be found at www.endingviolence.com.


2018 Registration Rates

Early Rates (ending March 15, 2018)
$170.00: TCFV Member
$190.00: Non-member

Discount (ending March 15, 2018)
$150 per ticket when you register three (3) or more staff from the same program.

Regular Rates
$190.00: TCFV Member
$210.00: Non-member

One Day Only Rates (can select day to attend)
$90.00: TCFV Member
$115.00: Non-member

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations received by March 15, 2018 will receive a full refund, minus a 5% processing fee. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

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Sheraton Hotel
1101 Woodlawn Ave
Georgetown, TX 78628

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Hotel block closes April 5, 2018.

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Need a shuttle service from the airport to the hotel and back? Click here and use the discount code 7QX8S.


Call for exhibitors!

Join over 100 directors, coordinators and facilitators of BIP programs across Texas. Exhibit or sell your products and information, and as an exhibitor, you will be part of one of the largest conferences that focuses solely on BIPP directors and facilitators.

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 Questions? Contact:

Claire Sudolsky
Family Violence Services Coordinator

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