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2017 BIPP Conference – Archive



14th Annual Battering Intervention & Prevention Program Conference 

April 21 – 22, 2017

Omni Southpark Hotel | 4140 Governors Row | Austin, TX
12.5 CEUs


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Thursday, April 20

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Connecting Survivor Experiences and Informing BIPP Techniques
TCEA Conference Center | 3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd. Building B (Inspiration Room), Austin TX 78741
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Friday, April 21

8:00 am – 9:00 am | Registration & Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am | Welcome – Gloria Terry

9:30 am – 10:45 am | Plenary 1 – Dr. Ed Gondolf, Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute
Responding to the Backlash Against Batterer Programs: A Reassessment of Evidence-Based Practice

10:45 am – 11:00 am | Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Plenary 2 – Dr. Eric Mankowski, Portland State University
What Makes Change Happen: Components of an Effective BIPP 

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch & Plenary 3 – Scott Miller, Duluth
Balancing the Scales: Including Feminist Based BIPP Practices Within a Coordinated Community Response

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm | Break

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

  1. Scott Miller: Creating a BIPP Class Culture That is Both Accountable and Engaging
  2. Dr. Eric Mankowski: How Do Clients Change In BIPP? Tools For Getting Inside the Outcome Evaluation
  3. Judge Roberto Cañas: Gun Forfeiture, BIPP, and Referral Relations

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm | Refreshment Break

3:45 pm – 5:00 pm | Breakout Sessions 2

  1. Dr. Ed Gondolf: Hot Issues and New Directions for Batterer Programs, a Facilitated Discussion
  2. Alesha Istvan: Process Matters: Identifying and Assessing Process Outcomes as Indicators of Long-Term Change
  3. David Garvin: Maintaining Philosophy and Mission Alignment: Tools and Strategies to use in your BIPP

Saturday, April 22

8:00 am – 9:00 am | Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:30 am | Welcome – Sherri Kendall, AVDA and TCFV Board member, Region 7 Area Director

9:30 am – 10:45 am | Plenary 4 – Dr. Johnny Rice II
Fathers Who Use Violence: Prioritizing Child & Victim Safety

10:45 am – 11:00 am | Break

11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Plenary 5 – Kathryn Bauman, Strong Fathers Program
Strong Fathers: Fatherhood as a Leading Approach to Increasing Safety in the Family

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch on Your Own
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm| Roundtable Discussion with Tuyet Duong, Visiting Fellow at Office for Victims of Crime 

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Breakout Sessions 3

  1. Dr. Johnnie Rice II: Strategies for Working with Fathers Who Use Violence: Using Empathy and Accountability
  2. Chastidy Patterson, Joanna Robertson, AVDA: Against the Tide: Working with Resistant Clients
  3. Kyle Pinto, Safe and Together Institute: BIPP and Child Protection: Lessons Learned from the Safe and Together Model

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm | Break

3:00 pm – 4:15 pm | Breakout Sessions 4: Facilitated Discussions and Brainstorms

  1. Debby Tucker, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Krista DelGallo, Texas Council on Family Violence: Moving Forward with Fatherhood Programs and CPS Relationships
  2. Sherry Kendall, AVDA, Mikisha Hooper, Texas Council on Family Violence: Program Assessment and Evaluation
  3. Crystal Lopez, The Family Place, Roy Rios, Texas Council on Family Violence: Integrating BIPP into Community Response of IPV

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm | Closing


Kathryn Bauman, Strong Fathers
Kathryn Bauman received her bachelor’s in psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003 and her master’s in social work at UNC-Chapel Hill in 2008. She co-developed Strong Fathers in 2009 and has directed the program since 2013. Ms. Bauman also recently became the Executive Director of a non-profit that provides state-certified Partner Abuse Intervention.
Dr. Ed Gondolf, Mid-Atlantic Research and Training Institute
Dr. Edward W. Gondolf, EdD, MPH, is currently a research associate and former research director for the Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  His most noted book Batterer Intervention Systems (2001) summarizes a seven-year evaluation of batterer intervention systems in four cities funded by the US Centers for Disease Control, and a related NIJ study using the longitudinal data to identify risk factors for re-assault.  Under grants from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), he more recently evaluated the effectiveness of specialized counseling for African-American men, a study of case management for domestic violence offenders, and a 4-year evaluation of supplemental mental health treatment for batterer program participants. Dr. Gondolf’s subsequent book, The Future of Batterer Programs: Reassessing Evidence-Based Practice (2012), addresses the debate over the research on batterer programs and the means to improving their effectiveness, and his most recent book, Gender-Based Perspectives on Batterer Programs: Program Leaders on History, Approach, Research, and Development (2015) compiles the experience and insights of 24 batterer program leaders on program effectiveness and direction.  He has also authored over 150 academic journal articles and 11 books on domestic violence intervention and related topics.
Dr. Eric Mankowski, Portland State University
Dr. Mankowski has been studying batterer intervention for almost 20 years. His research focuses on gendered forms of violence, particularly on intervention and social policy designed to prevent boys’ and men’s violence. He is currently completing a national study assessing the implementation of state regulatory standards for batterer intervention. He co-chairs the Oregon Batterer Intervention Program Advisory Committee and serves on the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.
Scott Miller, Domestic Abuse Intervention Program
Scott Miller has worked for the Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs since 2000. Scott coordinates Duluth’s CCR to domestic violence. He also works independently as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials along with working from 2001- 2015 as a forensic interviewer for a child abuse resource center in Duluth. Scott co-authored the new DAIP men’s nonviolence curriculum titled, Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter. Scott has been working in the women’s movement since 1985.
Dr. Johnny Rice II, Social Justice Ventures LLC
Dr. Rice serves as Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Coppin State University in Baltimore and and Principal Consultant for Social Justice Ventures LLC – a public health management consulting firm. Dr. Rice previously served as Senior Program Associate at the Vera Institute of Justice. He has worked to address family violence, serving in a variety of roles for nationally recognized domestic violence entities.


Conference has SOLD OUT, registration is now closed.

2017 Registration Rates

Early Rates (ended March 28, 2017)
$160.00: TCFV Member
$180.00: Non-member

Discount (ended March 28, 2017)
$150 per ticket when you register three (3) or more staff from the same program.

Regular Rates
$180.00: TCFV Member
$200.00: 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 28, 2017 will receive a refund, minus a 25% processing fee. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable.

Pre-Conference Training: Register Now

Pre-Conference Interactive Training (Purchased Separately):
Connecting Survivor Experiences and Informing BIPP Techniques

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | 4 CEUs
TCEA Conference Center | 3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd, Building B (Inspiration Room) | Austin TX 78741

$35.00: TCFV Member
$50.00: Non-Member


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4140 Governors Row | Austin, TX 78744

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Pre-Conference Training: Register Now

Pre-Conference Interactive Training (Purchased Separately):
Connecting Survivor Experiences and Informing BIPP Techniques

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm | 4 CEUs
TCEA Conference Center | 3100 Alvin DeVane Blvd, Building B (Inspiration Room) | Austin TX 78741

$35.00: TCFV Member
$50.00: Non-Member

Join us for an interactive training event where we will do a deep dive into connecting our understanding of domestic violence dynamics to our BIPP facilitation techniques. This training will consider how men describe their relationships in BIPP group discussions in contrast with what we know about survivor experiences. We will also consider current BIPP practices and discuss how our work can be more survivor centered while also maintaining rapport and supportive men’s engagement.  This training is designed for BIPP facilitators of all levels.

space is limited: register now!


1:00 pm – 2:45 pm | Interactive Activity

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm| Break

3:00 pm– 4:00 pm | Group Debrief and Discussion

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Training/Discussion on BIPP Group Facilitation and Techniques

Please note: registration must be purchased separately from the regular BIPP conference registration. In addition, the location of this training is not the same location as the BIPP conference.


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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Registration or lodging:

Crystal Tabony
Administrative Specialist

Conference or educational sessions:

Claire Sudolsky
Family Violence Services Coordinator

Past Event Information

13th Annual BIPP Conference – April, 2016