2020 Battering Intervention and Prevention Program Conference

Now Virtual | Nov. 19 & 20

BIPP Conference is Moving Virtual |

We are committed to supporting BIPP programming and providing thoughtful training while prioritizing the safety of participants and staff. As we continue to navigate COVID-19 and the pressing concerns of this pandemic, TCFV is moving to a virtual conference platform for BIPP Conference 2020. The conference will be held on the same dates: November 19 & 20, 2020, and provide 10 hours of CEU/CJAD approved hours. Registration fees remain the same. Our agenda remains robust, and we are excited to hold an interactive online conference experience. Our speakers’ bios and the new detailed schedule is avaliable below. Further details on the virtual platform and structure of the conference will be coming soon. We understand that there have been changes in circumstances and priorities during this time. If you are no longer able to attend, we can provide a full refund. Please reach out to Diane Bocklage at dbocklage@tcfv.org for any refund requests, assistance needs, or other concerns you may have around the conference. TCFV is here to support you in your work and appreciate your consistent dedication to the important and transformative work of changing abusive behavior to positive, long-lasting behavior.


Cathy Cave

Cathy Cave has more than 30 years of experience as an administrator, facilitator, and consultant. She specializes in cultural inclusion and disparities elimination, trauma-informed services and supports, organizational development, and supervisory and leadership coaching within a variety of systems. She is one of New York State’s early trauma champions, coordinating county collaboratives and clinical training trauma conferences. Cathy is the former Director for Cultural Competence for the New York State Office of Mental Health. Currently, Cathy provides technical assistance through the National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma and Mental Health, other national training and specialized assistance centers, governmental bodies, and community-based organizations. As a Senior Training Consultant, she utilizes her survivor, family, community, and administrative perspectives to facilitate organizational change to improve service quality at local, state, and national levels.

Chris Huffine

Chris Huffine, Psy.D., licensed psychologist, has worked with abusive men for the past 28 years. He is the Executive Director of Allies in Change in Portland, Oregon, a 501c3 non-profit that offers more specialized groups for abusive partners than any other agency in the world, including sorting female-identified individuals into separate groups for primary and secondary aggressors. During his career, Chris has worked with thousands of abusive men and dozens of victims of abuse. As a national expert on working with abusive partners, Chris has provided training around the country, including a semi-annual 40-hour training in Portland on the Allies in Change curriculum. He is a member of the advisory group to the Oregon State Attorney General to monitor standards for batterer intervention programs and of the Oregon Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team.  

Fernando Mederos

Fernando Mederos, Ed.D., has worked with men who use violence and abuse in relationships for four decades. As a consultant and trainer, Fernando has developed a training curriculum for child welfare workers on engaging fathers who have a history of violence and abuse to promote safety, responsibility, and healing. He provides training and consultation on the intersection of child welfare and domestic violence throughout the US and abroad, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Ireland, Canada, and Jordan. Previously, Fernando served as a consultant for the Domestic Violence Unit at the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families and as Director of Fatherhood Engagement. Fernando created a fatherhood-based engagement model for all fathers involved with child welfare, including fathers who had histories of violence and abuse in their families. In 2015, he became Adjunct Faculty at Simmons University Graduate School of Social Work and began researching fatherhood programs, low-income men, and issues such as domestic violence and trauma.   

Kirsten Nottleson
Kirsten Nottleson has been working with families since 1993. She is passionate about play, emotional release, and connection. Kirsten has worked extensively with teen parents and families experiencing substance abuse issues. She co-wrote a peer education parenting curriculum that was implemented in 14 Texas prisons, training inmates to listen to one another to help each other heal. Her work is based on the Hand in Hand Parenting Approach, which she believes to be nothing short of a peace movement in action. Kirsten seeks to help parents understand their history, build a support network, and add playfulness to their family life to parent more consciously and effectively.
Laura Minnigerode

Laura Minnigerode, Ed.M., IMHE is a researcher, teacher, and parent educator who is certified in the relationship-based framework of Hand in Hand Parenting and holds an infant-mental health endorsement from First3Years Texas. As the founder of Listening for Good, Laura works with parents to develop connection-based approaches that lead to a better understanding of their children’s emotions and a thriving family life. Laura also partners with non-profit agencies and teachers to support resilient communities that will benefit the families living in those communities.    

Lee Giordano
Lee Giordano, Ed.M., is a violence prevention advocate interested in building and sustaining communities of men dedicated to ending male violence against women. As the Director of Training at Men Stopping Violence (MSV), Lee designs, organizes, and conducts trainings, workshops, and webinars on oppression and violence against women. Lee co-developed the programs, curricula, and training currently being produced by Men Stopping Violence, including Because We Have Daughters and the Mercury Online Multi-Media Training. He also co-authored MSV’s Men At Work Curriculum and the Men at Work training. Most recently, Lee facilitated the development of MSV’s Mobilizing Men to Prevent Violence Against Women training. A graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Science in sociology and a minor in women’s studies, Lee received his master’s degree in social justice education from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Purvi Shah
Purvi Shah, MA, catalyzes transformation towards gender, economic, and racial equity. In 2008, she won the inaugural SONY South Asian Excellence Award for Social Service for her leadership fighting gender violence. In 2018, through a participatory change process, she completed a year-long study, Seeding Generations, which spurred a new NYC initiative on community-based interventions for people who cause harm and abuse. She brings more than 20 years of advocacy and expertise in community-based solutions, movement building, and stakeholder-driven research and policy change.
Tracy Schott
Tracy Schott, MSW, MS, is the producer and director of Finding Jenn’s Voice, the award-winning documentary film about intimate partner homicide featured in Voices4Change. She has presented to audiences internationally on abusive relationships, pregnancy, and the media’s role in shaping the narrative on domestic violence. Tracy is uniquely qualified to tell this story. She received her Master of Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare, in 1985. She practiced for 15 years as a Child and Family Therapist with many adult and child victims of abuse, was the administrator of a women’s counseling center, and an adjunct faculty in Graduate Social Work. After witnessing the power of television in shaping behavior and attitudes with her children, Tracy decided to pursue her interest in creating social change through media. In 2000, she obtained her Master of Science in Telecommunications from Kutztown University. Tracy is the founder of Schott Productions and has produced, written, and directed hundreds of projects including short films, TV commercials, and content.


Day 1 |

8:00 am – 8:30 am | Breakfast & Registration

8:30 am – 9:15 am | Welcome

9:15 am – 10:30 am | Plenary

10:30 am – 10:45 am | Break

10:45 am – 12:00 pm | Choose Your Own Keynote

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm | Lunch on Your Own

1:30 pm – 2:45 pm | Choose Your Own Keynote

3:15 pm – 4:30 pm | Breakout Sessions

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm | Evening Reception & Film Screening Finding Jenn’s Voice

– 5.75 CEU Hours –

Day 2 |

8:00 am – 8:30 am | Breakfast & Registration

8: 30 am – 9:00 am Welcome

9:00 am – 10:00 am Plenary

10:15 am – 11:30 am | Choose Your Own Keynote

11:30 am – 12:00 pm | Lunch

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm | Plenary

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm |Closing

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | Listening Session

– 4.75 CEU Hours –


Total CEU Hours | 10

Virtual Conference

The BIPP Conference will be moving to a vitrual conference platform. More information about the platform and how to particpate in the conference will be coming soon.


Before You Register!

TCFV has launched new database, Coalition Manager (CM), which provides a training hub that allows you to track your professional development, training hours and access your attendance certificate.

CM Accounts are required to register for the BIPP Conference. If you have an account, you may proceed with your registration below. If you don’t now have an account, please contact cm@tcfv.org to request an account be set up for you.

Important Note: In our new registration and training system, you cannot register multiple people under the same email address. If you need assistance registering multiple staff, please email us here.

TCFV Member
Registration Closes November 10, 2020
Non – Member
Registration Closes November 10, 2020
Group Discount Rate*
3 or more from the same program
$150 ea.


Group Discount Rate* | Avaliable when you register 3 or more staff from the same program, groups must be registered together at the same time to qualify for this per person rate.

Refunds | If you registered for the in-person event and would like to cancel, please complete this form and contact Diane Bocklage with any questions. Cancellations for registrations created after August 1, 2020 must be requested by November 6, 2020 to receive a refund, minus a 25% processing fee. Cancellation received after November 6, 2020 are non-refundable.

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Austin, TX 78716

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