Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Advocacy is changing in our new Century. We are working with the multiple needs of women who are in crisis not only from domestic and sexual violence but who are troubled with criminal histories, educational defi ciency, joblessness, basic life skills, mental and physical health management and fi nancial literacy. This Institute will focus on recognizing the changing faces of survivors, and their multilayered and often multi-cultural needs that extends further than restoring survivors from the violence; it is rather holistic restoration, a thorough reconnection of all aspects of a survivors life; both positive and negative. Advocates will be challenged to re-evaluate their values and beliefs, re-defi ne advocacy that is not only empowering but doesn’t compartmentalize the survivor, re-energize the spirit in which advocacy is implemented, and fi nally be able to re-position our advocacy to not judge but value every experience of a survivor and have the courage to do the kind of advocacy that doesn’t fi t neatly in a box.
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED FEATURED PRESENTERS:
LORI S. ROBINSON, Editor in Chief of Michigan-based News Journal:African American Family and Author of I Will Survive: The African American Guide to Healing from Sexual Assault and Abuse
STEPHANIE L. JONES, Author of The Enemy Between My Legs, Essence Magazine Best Seller and Amazon Best Seller
"Trauma and Chemical Use and Addiction" will be presented on March 24, 2009; 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm; by Dr. Tana Bridge, Ph.D., LMSW; Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University.
The latest research highlights the relationship between chemical use, addition and trauma. This presentation will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and addiction.
This workshop is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series. All programs in this series are free and open to anyone interested in attending. Registration is not required. 1.5 hours of free C.E. approved by MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) is offered for each workshop. A certificate to document attendance is provided on request.
Dr. Tana Bridge , Ph.D., LMSW, is a Licensed Masters Social Worker in both clinical and macro practice. Currently she is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Eastern Michigan University. She teaches classes in theory, research, practice, loss, grief, and trauma. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Michigan and her doctorate from Wayne State University. She is certified as a Supervisor Consultant in trauma from The National Institute for Trauma and Loss and has received the Trauma and Loss Consultant of the Year. In addition to teaching, she is active in grant work and in trauma-specific consulting and training.
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
The BISC-MI 2008 Fall Conference will focus on shifting the paradigm from blaming battered mothers to emphasizing the importance of developing programs and practices that promote and expect men who batter to be responsible and loving fathers. This includes respectful and honorable interaction with the children's mother. This cutting edge conference offers the expertise of nationally recognized faculty with over a century of combined years of experience. Presenters will share studies, tools, theories, concepts, books, and curricula to assist those working with men to understand the intersection between fatherhood and battering. There will be opportunities to discuss intervention and programming strategies and network with others who intervene with fatherhood issues and domestic violence.
DATES: September 17, 18 and 19; 2008 CE: MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) and Michigan social work CEU hours offered. SPONSOR: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI)
CONTACT INFORMATION: Conference information link: http://www.biscmi.org/stp
Conference brochure: http://www.biscmi.org/stp/STP_Brochure.pdf
Conference Registration link: http://www.regonline.com/stp
David J.H. Garvin: Chair, Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISCMI) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (517) 482-3933 or (866) 482-3933. Fax: (866) 506-7937 Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan
Web site: http://www.biscmi.org
Address: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, 3893 Okemos Road, Suite B-1 Lansing, Michigan 48864 LOCATION: Shanty Creek Resorts: One Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615.
NATIONAL FACULTY: Dr. David Adams, Juan Carlos Arean, Jacquelyn Boggess, Eusebus Ekere, Dr. Ed Gondolf, Matthew Grimes, Julie Johnson, Juanita Jones, David Mandel, Dave Mathews, Dr. Fernando Mederos, Lisa Nitsch, Johnny Rice II, Roger Steffy, Lee Taft, Dr. Rich Tolman, Dr. Oliver Williams. Additional faculty may be added.
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