October 27, 2017 Conference – Behind Closed Doors

October 27, 2017

A Deeper Look Into Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, and the Effects of Trauma

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Cost: $130 Early bird (until August 21, 2017)
           $150  (after August 21, 2017)

Through plenary presentation and breakout sessions, participants will gain
in-depth knowledge of the multiple and complex factors associated with
abuse and trauma. 
*CEU’s, CLE’s, POST & SANE credits are being applied for.

“Behind Closed Doors” is specifically designed for Social Workers, Child Protection Workers, Teachers, School Counselors, Lawyers, Law Students, Child Custody Evaluators, Guardians Ad Litem, Parenting Consultants, Judges, Law Enforcement, Investigators, Probation Officers, Health Care and Mental Health Professionals, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocates, Physicians, Nurses, and Forensic Nurses.
“Behind Closed Doors” will provide education  and training:

  • To understand the effects of verbal/emotional, physical, sexual,
    and interpersonal violence; trauma and recovery in adults and children.
  • To identify the short and long-term impact of domestic violence and
    sexual assault; emotional, mental, physical, economic, financial, and legal.
  • To understand the effects of trauma on the brain, in adults and children,
    and utilize Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview techniques.
  • To increase professional collaboration efforts of community partners in
    being able to identify, interrupt, and influence a positive change in the
    outcomes of batterers and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.


Lundy Bancroft has over 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 prize winner 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 an abuse custody evaluator, child 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.

October 27, 2017

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and registration
8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m. Introduction
8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote
9:45 a.m. – 10 a.m. Break
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Breakout Session #1
11:30 a.m. -12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2
1:45 p.m.-  2:00 p.m. Break
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Breakout Session #3
3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. General Closing
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Certificate of Attendance distribution

ASL interpreters available on request

Breakout sessions include:

Best Practices in Sex Trafficking Investigations – Sergeant Grant Snyder Minneapolis PD Human Trafficking Team & Sergeant Sean Johnson St Paul PD Human Trafficking Unit
Care of the Patient with Severe Mental Illness Who Experiences Sexual Assault
Ellen Johnson BA, RN, SANE-A, CEN, CPEN, SANE Program Supervisor Regions Hospital
Understanding Trauma: Working with Clients in Mental Health and Advocacy Roles
Shannon Goeke-Watson, PsyD
Meeting the Post-Separation Needs of Women and Children – Lundy Bancroft
Challenging Bias, Beliefs, and Assumptions – Dr. Joe Reid, LMFT
Domestic Assault by Strangulation: The Nuts and Bolts – Yasmin Mullings, Esq. Ramsey County prosecutor
Assessing Risk to Children from Men Who Batter – Lundy Bancroft
Reporting Child Maltreatment – Jennifer McConnell, Senior Child Protection Worker, Ramsey County Human Services
Understanding Trauma and Trauma Informed Interviews – Angela Carlson RN, BSN, SANE-A and Beth Roberts, Law Enforcement & Policy Specialist at MNCASA
Sexual Violence: Realities, Impact, Reactions, and Responses – Cathy Siegel Volunteer Coordinator at Sexual Offense Services of Ramsey County (SOS)
Overcoming Multicultural Issues and Barriers for Immigrant Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault – Mercedes Moreno, Victim Advocate, University of MN/Community-University Health Care Center (CUHCC)
Advocacy and Legal Representation for Women in Custody Disputes – Lundy Bancroft
Protecting Children through the Family Court System – Valerie Snyder, Esq. SMRLS, Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services
The Importance of Assessing and Documenting Strangulation in Sexual Assault Cases – Linda Walther RN, SANE-A, SANE-P Clinical Coordinator for the Statewide Medical Forensic Policy Program SVJI@MNCASA, and Charlotte Anne, Crime Victim Advocate, Survivor
The Saint Paul Blueprint for Safety: A Collective Policy to Respond to Domestic Violence Crimes – Bree Adams Bill Blueprint for Safety Coordinator and Program Director at the St. Paul and Ramsey Co. Domestic Abuse Intervention Project, Sergeant Nicole Spears St. Paul Family Violence Unit Supervisor, and Tara Patet, Esq. Prosecutor St Paul City Attorney’s Office
The ABCs of the Pediatric Sexual Abuse Medical-Forensic Examination – Kristi Jarvis BS, RN, SANE -A, SANE-P, Program Coordinator and Forensic Nurse Examiner Hennepin County Medical Center and Nancy Harper, MD FAAP, Director Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe and Healthy Children
The Effects of Violence and Trauma on Children – Dave Matthews, PsyD, LICSW Program Manager – Children, Youth & Family Services at Cornerstone
Technology and Client Safety – Rana S Alexander, Esq., Standpoint F/K/A Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project

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What are my parking options at Wilder?

Free parking is available at the Wilder Center parking ramp.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can get in touch with conference organizers via email (info@savinggracemn.org) or phone (651-564-4453).

What is the refund policy?

If you cannot attend the Conference, you may transfer your registration to a colleague or request a refund.  The deadline to receive a refund for your registration is October 13, 2017, two weeks before the conference, and is subject to $50 USD administrative fee.

For refund or transfer request please contact: info@savinggracemn.org or call 651-564-4453