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2016 BIPP Conference – Archive

13th Annual Battering Intervention & Prevention Program Conference


April 1-2, 2016

Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd

Austin, TX 78681



Program PDF

Friday, April 1, 2016

7:30 am – 8:45 am Registration and Check-in  
8:45 am – 10:30 am Morning Welcome & Plenary  
  What BIPP Providers Most Need To Know About Men Who Abuse Women
Gloria Terry, CEO – Texas Council on Family Violence
Lundy Bancroft, Best-Selling Author, Activist, Speaker
10:30 am – 11:00 am Productive/Refreshment Break  
  Speed Networking!
11:00 am – 12:15 pm Breakout Sessions  
  Overcoming Minimization and Denial in Abusive Men
Lundy Bancroft, Best-Selling Author, Activist, Speaker
  Lethality Implications of Strangulation
Kelsea McKay, Assistant District Attorney – Strangulation Prosecutor, Travis County
Dana Nelson, Assistant District Attorney, Travis County Grand Jury/Intake Division and Sex Crimes Liason
  Finding Common Ground: Talking About Power and Control With Disenfranchised Groups
Lisa Nitsch, Director of Training and Education – House of Ruth Maryland
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own  
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Lundy Bancroft Book Signing  
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm CJAD Presentation  
  Jennifer King – Regional Director for Region 3, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Community Justice Assistance Division  
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Refreshment Break  
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Breakout Sessions  
  The Batterer in Custody and Visitation: His Next Arena of Coercive Control
Lundy Bancroft, Best-Selling Author, Activist, Speaker
  The Duluth Curriculum: Sexual Respect Theme 1 & 2
Chuck Derry, Co-Founder – Gender Violence Institute
  Creating Material That is Accessible to All Literacy Levels
Lisa Nitsch, Director of Training and Education – House of Ruth Maryland
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Refreshment Break  
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm Breakout Sessions  
  Using Control Logs to Hold Participants Accountable
Chuck Derry, Co-Founder – Gender Violence Institute
  Who You Gonna Call? VICTIM PARTNERS! Best Practices in Victim Contact
Hillarye Hightower, Director of Community Education & Director of Violence Intervention & Prevention Program – Denton County Friends of the Family
  Check In: The Beginning of Accountability
Adrian Chavira, BIPP Director – Center Against Sexual and Family Violence

Saturday, April 2, 2016

8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast  
8:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome & Plenary  
  Jennifer King, Regional Director for Region 3 – Texas Department of Criminal Justice Austin
Shasparay Lighteard, Poet, Author, Youth LeaderDomestic Violence Risk Assessment and Risk Management: A Coordinated, Collaborative Community System
Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor – Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break  
10:15 am – 11:30 am Breakout Sessions  
  Risk Assessments in Domestic Violence Offender Programs: Possible Strategies and Practical Tips
Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell, Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor – Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
  “She’s Crazy, Man!” Comprehending Victim Experience to Combat Victim Blaming
A. Lisa Girouard, Austin Police Department Victim Services
  “You’re Not the Boss of Me!” What to do with BIPP Participants Who Have Professional Authority
Johnnie Stewart, Special Investigator Program Director,-Department of Family and Protective Services Region 4 & 5 and BIPP Facilitator – Family Services of Southeast Texas
11:30 am – 11:45 am Break  
11:45 am – 1:30 pm Luncheon & Plenary  
  Poetry Hour
Ryan Knowles, Untouched Poetry
Spicee Gray, Author, Motivational Speaker, Activist
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm Break  
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions  
  Connect the Dots: Exercises that Grab Attention and Facilitate Critical Thinking
Chastidy Patterson, MA, LPC, BIPP Director – Aid to Victims of Abuse
  Best Practices for Spanish Language BIPPs
Jose Avila, Family Violence Services Coordinator – TCFV
David Almager, Program Director BIPP – The Family Place
Adrian Chavira, BIPP Director – Center Against Sexual and Family Violence
  Focusing on Survivor Safety: Working with Offenders who Misuse Technology
Roy Rios, Family Violence Services Coordinator – TCFV
Molly Voyles, Policy Manager – TCFV
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Refreshment Break  
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Breakout Sessions  
  Keep it Fresh: Activities You’ll Want to Take Back
Aaron Hernandez, Owner – Pivot Program and Consulting
  Assessing BIPP Participants for Risk-level and Readiness to Change
James Henderson, Technical Assistance – US Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women through the Battered Women’s Justice Project
  Group Facilitation of High Risk Batterers – Enhancing Skills for Effective Intervention
David Almager, Program Director BIPP – The Family Place
Crystal Lopez, High Risk BIPP Facilitator – The Family Place
 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Closing  


Lundy Bancroft

Lundy_Bancroft Lundy Bancroft has twenty-five years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.’s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That?, and the national prizewinner The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter, and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness. Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences. He is currently working on a play about battered women’s experiences with the child custody system, called “Forbidden to Protect”. His new book, Daily Wisdom for “Why Does He Do That?”: Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men, was released last spring.

Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell

Jacquelyn_Campbell Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN is Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a joint appointment in the Bloomberg School of Public Health and National Program Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars program. Dr. Campbell has been conducting advocacy policy work and research on violence against women since 1980, has been the Principle Investigator of 12 major research investigations, and publishing more than 240 articles and seven books. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science, the American Academy of Nursing, a member of the Board of Directors of Futures Without Violence, received the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Award in 2011, and is Co-Chair of the IOM Global Violence Prevention Forum.



AMN_Atrium Austin Marriott North
2600 La Frontera Blvd | Austin, TX 78681
  • Complimentary on-site parking.


AMN_Room Reservation is Closed
  • Rate: $96/night
  • Guest block: April 1 & 2
  • Participants must reserve their own rooms.
  • The special conference rate will be available until March 20, 2016.



The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS).

This hotel does not provide shuttle service. Alternate transportation:

  • Super Shuttle – fee $31 (one way); reservation required
  • Bus service – fee $31  (one way)
  • Taxi – estimated fare $50 (one way)

Driving Directions:

From Austin-Bergstrom International Airport Take Hwy 71 East 1.8 miles to the exit for 130 North. Continue on State Highway 130 North 18 miles (2 $1.50 tolls). Exit State Highway 45 West. Continue on State Highway 45 West 4 miles (1 $0.75 toll). Exit La Frontera Blvd. Turn right on La Frontera. Hotel is on the left.


Register Here

Early Registration Rates (ends February 29, 2016)
$170.00: TCFV Member
$190.00: Non-member

Discount (ends February 29, 2016)
$160 per ticket when you register three (3) or more staff from the same program.

Regular Registration Rates (after February 29, 2016)
$185.00: TCFV Member
$205.00: Non-member

Cancellations and Refunds
Cancellations received by February 29, 2016 will receive a refund, minus a 25% processing fee.  Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.


Exhibitor Opportunities

We’d love for your organization to be an exhibitor at our upcoming BIPP conference. Join over 100 directors, coordinators and facilitators of BIP programs across Texas.

Table Rental (limited spaces)
Engage participants and enjoy the conference in comfort with one skirted 6-foot table and two chairs.
Cost: $50

  • Application deadline is March 14, 2016.
  • Shipping of boxes, electricity, internet, and/or any other audio/visual equipment required must be arranged and paid to the hotel by the exhibitor.
  • Space is limited, TCFV reserves the right to limit the number of accepted vendors.
  • Vendor must complete their set-up by the start of the conference on April 1 at 7:30 am and no later.

Conference Bag Distribution
Place your material where it counts—we will add it to every attendee’s conference bag!
Cost: $50 for each type of material

  • TCFV retains the right to choose not to distribute material that is offensive.
  • Please provide 200 copies of each promotional material.
  • Materials must be submitted to TCFV by March 21, 2016.

Application deadline is March 14, 2016.

Submit your application online or download a PDF version.

Thank you for joining in our mission to end violence in Texas!




Event details or workshops:

Claire Sudolsky • Family Violence Services Coordinator • 512-685-6207

Registration, CEUs, or payment:

Crystal Tabony • Administrative Specialist • 512-685-6311