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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


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Thursday, April 26

7:45 am – 9:15 am | Registration
Pre-Assembly 3

8:15 am – 9:15 am | Breakfast (Continental)
Pre-Assembly 2

8:45 am – 9:15 am | Welcome – Gloria Terry, Texas Council on Family Violence & Patty Conner, Hope Alliance
San Gabriel Ballroom F

9:15 am – 10:30 am | Plenary 1 – Sandra Barnhill, Foreverfamily, Inc
Unequal Power and Accountability: Two Sides of the Same Coin
San Gabriel Ballroom F

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

10:45 am – 11:45 am | Plenary 2 – Melissa Jeltsen, HuffPost
Reporting on Domestic Violence: When Media Coverage Helps and Hurts
San Gabriel Ballroom F

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Luncheon
Pre-Assembly 2

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm | Plenary 3 – Dr. Etiony Aldarondo
Understanding BIPP Effectiveness: Where to Set the Pointer
San Gabriel Ballroom F

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Break

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

1. Sandra Barnhill, Using A Strengths Based Cultural Lens to Address Domestic Violence in the African American Community San Gabriel – Ballroom AB
2. Alyce LaViolette, Engaging Men in Your Program & Community, Part 1 San Gabriel – Ballroom CD
3. Dr. Larry Bennett, Substance Abuse & BIPP: Screen, Intervene, Refer, and Evaluate – Ballroom GH
4. Kelsey McKay, Take Out the Drama, Bring in the Trauma: Understanding Victim Behavior – Ballroom JK

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm | Refreshment Break

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

  1. Dr. Etiony Aldarondo, Transforming BIPPs into Domestic Violence Solution Networks – Ballroom AB
  2. Alyce LaViolette, Engaging Men in Your Program & Community Part Ballroom CD
  3. Hillarye Hightower, One of Those P’s is for Prevention: Locating Prevention in BIPP Practice Ballroom GH
  4. Kelsey McKay, Without a Trace of Evidence: The Power of Strangulation Ballroom JK

Friday April 27

8:15 am – 8:45 am | Breakfast
Pre-Assembly 2 

8:45 am – 9:15 am | Welcome – Maria Jose Angelelli, Texas Council on Family Violence & Jennifer King, Texas Department of Criminal Justice
San Gabriel Ballroom F

9:15 am – 10:30 am | Plenary 4 – David Mandel, Safe and Together
Perpetrators as Parents: The Next Wave of BIPP Work
San Gabriel Ballroom F

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

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

  1. David Mandel, BIPPS and Working with Perpetrators as Parents – San Gabriel Ballroom E
  2. Chastidy Patterson, Advanced Topics in Facilitation – San Gabriel Ballroom CD
  3. Isaac Duran, Revenge Porn: Risky Trends – San Gabriel Ballroom GH
  4. Panel on Survivor Experiences in Different Culturally Specific Communities – San Gabriel Ballroom JK

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm | Luncheon
Pre-Assembly 2 

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm | Plenary 5 – SaulPaul
A Musician with a Message
San Gabriel Ballroom F

1:15 pm – 2:30 pm | Plenary 6 – Byron Hurt
Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?
San Gabriel Ballroom F

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Closing
San Gabriel Ballroom F


Registration is Sold Out!

2018 Registration Rates

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

Discount (ending March 15, 2018 | Closed)
$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 25% processing fee. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

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Dr. Etiony Aldarondo
Etiony Aldarondo completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His academic trajectory includes appointments in the Family Violence Research Program at the University of New Hampshire, Harvard Medical School, The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, Boston College, the University of Miami, and Albizu University. The recipient of various recognitions for educational excellence and community involvement, Dr. Aldarondo’s scholarship focuses on positive development of ethnic minority and immigrant youth, domestic violence, and social justice-oriented clinical practices. His publications include the books Advancing Social Justice through Clinical Practice (Routledge), Programs for men who batter: Intervention and prevention strategies in a diverse society (Civic Research Institute with Fernando Mederos, Ed.D.), and Neurosciences, Health and Community Well-Being (San Luís, Nueva Editorial Universitaria with Dr. Enrique Saforcada and Mauro Muñoz). Dr. Aldarondo has a long history of involvement with grassroots advocacy organizations and federal government agencies. He was Founding Executive Director of the National Latino Alliance for the Elimination of Domestic Violence. He is Past Executive Director of The Council on Contemporary Families and is on the board of directors for Casa de Esperanza, The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment and The National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health.

Sandra Barnhill
Sandra Kay Barnhill, an activist attorney and national advocate for prisoners, their children, and family members is the founder and National President of Foreverfamily, Inc., formerly Aid to Children of Imprisoned Mothers, Inc. (AIM), a national nonprofit, headquartered in Atlanta.  As a champion of reentry services, she has created programs that provide comprehensive support to prisoners so that they can successfully reunite with their families and reintegrate back into the community.  In its 31 years, Foreverfamily has provided services to over 30,000 children with a parent in prison. Ms. Barnhill’s pioneering work has been recognized by the Ford Foundation. In 2004, she was selected as one of eighteen recipients of their Leadership for a Changing World Award. Additionally, the Ms. Foundation awarded her their Woman of Vision Award, and  in 2009, the Atlanta Business League selected her as One of Atlanta’s Top 100 Black Women of Influence.  Ms. Barnhill has served on the boards of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women and Men Stopping Violence.  She received her Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law and her BA from Georgia State University.
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.


SaulPaul was named 2017 Austinite of the Year, and in 2018 released the song Rise (Remix) which became a top song on Sirius XM radio. For over a decade SaulPaul has earned an international reputation as a musician with a message, performing TEDx talks, appearing at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and featured on MTV, LA TIMES, ESPN Radio and other media outlets. SaulPaul has demonstrated great resilience in his life, going from poverty and incarceration to graduating from one of the nation’s top universities, and dedicating his life to decreasing the number of youth entangled in the criminal justice system. He is the author of the books Dream in 3D and Rise, and was the subject of the documentary, Tower to Tower. He also founded the non-profit organization, ReRoute, and in 2018, launched a campaign titled Be the Change, which focuses on reforming policies that affect prisoners and their families. He will be hosting a nationwide listening tour, visiting with people who are incarcerated, their families, law enforcement, legislators, and experts who focus on America’s prison problem. Part rapper, part singer songwriter, SaulPaul blends his voice, his guitar and his loop pedal to create a live show that is inspirational and unique.

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.


Sheraton Hotel
1101 Woodlawn Ave
Georgetown, TX 78628

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 Questions? Contact:

Claire Sudolsky
Family Violence Services Coordinator

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