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Event Details

August 22 - 22, 2023

Join us for the Region 1 (Panhandle Area) in-person TCFV Membership Meeting to celebrate TCFV’s 45th anniversary and learn to examine domestic violence lethality risk factors and homicide prevention strategies with Mikisha Hooper.

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Our Facilitator

Mikisha Hooper serves as the Coordinated Community Response Manager at the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she researches and develops the annual statewide report, Honoring Texas Victims, documenting victims of intimate partner homicides. Mikisha represents TCFV as a principal investigator on a national intimate partner fatality study with Dr. Jacquelyn Campbell and Dr. Jill Messing funded by National Institutes of Health. In 2021, she was presented with the Carolyn R. Block award from the Homicide Research Working Group for outstanding contributions by a practitioner to increase understanding of lethal violence. Previously, Mikisha collaborated with national technical assistance providers to develop surveys of callers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline to further define coercive behaviors related to mental health, substance use and reproductive health and advance understanding of survivor experiences and perpetrator tactics.

Each year, TCFV publishes the only statewide review of domestic violence fatalities, the Honoring Texas Victims Report, with the goals of honoring the memory of every life lost to domestic violence and lifting up best practices and recommendations that highlight issues impacting Texas communities. Utilizing data and stories of homicide victims that TCFV collected over the last five years, Mikisha Hooper will offer an analysis of intimate partner violence homicides in Texas and guide discussions on addressing regional and local needs in homicide prevention efforts.

The Learning Objectives for this session include:
1. Identify indicators of lethality risk and vulnerabilities survivors experience
2. Provide overview of risk assessment tools and understand how to utilize assessment within coordinated community response
3. Tailor safety planning with survivors to address risk and vulnerabilities

10:00-10:15 am  Welcome
10:15-11:15 pm  Intimate Partner Homicides in Texas Panhandle Communities
11:15-12:00 pm  Lethality Risk Assessments: Research, Screening Tools and Protocols
12:00-1:00 pm  Lunch: Networking & 45th Anniversary Recognition
1:00-2:00 pm  Panel Discussion: Implementing Risk Assessment Protocols in Texas Communities
2:00-3:00 pm  Safety Planning with High-Risk Survivors
3:00 pm Session Concludes

CEUs and Other Helpful Info

Continuing Education Units
We will offer 4.00 CEU hours for SW, LMFT, and LPC. Please make sure to select the type of CEU you need when you register. 

Continuing Education Units
We will offer 4.00 CEU hours for SW, LMFT, and LPC. Please make sure to select the type of CEU you need when you register. 

This event is free thanks to our amazing grant funders!

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Elizarraras at kelizarraras@tcfv.org or 512.685.6248.