BISC was formed in July of 1994 when the staff
of First Step's Violence
Intervention Project (Canton, MI) met with the staff
of Catholic Social Service of Washtenaw County's
Alternatives to Domestic
Aggression Program (Ann Arbor, MI)
to discuss issues of mutual interest and concern.
BISC's membership grew rapidly, primarily with people who work with
services and battered women's services organizations.
1996 History Information
May 1996 BISC held the FIRST Michigan Statewide Conference
on batterer intervention and state standards. The conference was held
at Higgins Lake, McMullen Conference Center. As a result, BISCMI was initiated
in November 1996, pulling together the efforts of all six regions of Michigan.
Angela Essick-Dykes and David Garvin were also elected Co-Chairs of BISCMI,
Sue Doyle elected Treasurer, Kat Laprise elected Secretary.
1997 History Information
April 1997 we hosted our SECOND annual Statewide
Conference at the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan.
May 1997 Governor John Engler formed the "Governors Task
Force on Batterer Intervention Services Standards." Governor Engler named
as Co-chairs Shannon Brower, who was the Chair of the Domestic Violence
Prevention and Treatment Board, and David Garvin, who at that time was
a Co-Chair of BISCMI.
BISC-MI's membership continued to grow rapidly. Membership included
people and agencies who work in batterer intervention services, battered
women's services organizations, and those involved in a coordinated community
response to domestic violence.
1998 History Information
April 1998 we hosted our THIRD annual Statewide
Conference at the McGuire's Resort in Cadillac, Michigan Featuring: Donald
Dutton, Ph.D. and Creel Froman, Ph.D..
1999 History Information
March 1999 we hosted our FOURTH annual Statewide
Conference at the McGuire's Resort in Cadillac, Michigan Featuring: Paul
Kivel and Ann Ganley, Ph.D..
2000 History Information
March 2000 we hosted our FIFTH annual Statewide
Conference at the Valley Plaza Resort in Midland, Michigan Featuring: Jacquelyn
Campbell Ph.D., RN, FAAN..
2001 History Information
March 2001 we hosted our SIXTH annual Statewide
Conference at the Kewadin Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Ellen Pence, Ph.D..
2002 History Information
March 2002 we hosted our SEVENTH annual Statewide
Conference at the Holiday Inn in Dearborn, Michigan. The featured speakers
included Ed Gondolf, Dr. Oliver J. Williams Executive Director of The Institute
on Domestic Violence in the African American Community, Denise
Brown, and Michigan's Lt. Governor Dick Posthumus.
2003 History Information
March 2003 we hosted our EIGTH annual Statewide
Conference at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan. Featuring
Elections were held and the following were named as officers: David
J.H. Garvin as Chair Elect, Peaty Hershberger as Treasurer and Michael
Snyder-Barker as Communications Coordinator. Also, Deb Crandall was placed
into the office of Past Chair and Stephan Scoggins was moved into the office
2003: Fifth Annual Fall Training "Domestic Violence and Anger Management:
Knowing the Difference Can Save Lives” Web Based Handouts by David J. H.
2004 History Information
May 2004 we hosted our NINTH annual Statewide Conference
at Best Western Midway Hotel in Lansing, Michigan Featuring: Lundy
At the business meeting of the 9th Annual conference the membership was
asked to review a position paper on the need for a major restructuring
There was unanimous support in favor of the request to keep the current
officers: David J.H. Garvin as Chair, Peaty Hershberger as Treasurer and
Michael Snyder-Barker as Communications Coordinator as well as the current
representatives in place while we proceed with the necessary changes.
BISCMI's Ninth Annual Conference "Batterers as Fathers and Sons:
Featuring Lundy Bancroft”. May 12 through 14, 2004.
November 2004: BISC-MI’s
Sixth Annual Fall Training
and Custody Issues In Domestic Violence: Understaning the Law is Key To
Our Work With Batterers"
2005 History Information
Training April 2005: Understanding
the Intersection of Substance Abuse and Domestic Violence
2005 BISC-MI Celebrated its 10th Anniversary by hosting an international
conference on Batterer Intervention. Click
here for information on the TENTH Annual BISC-MI Conference.
This conference was entitled, FROM
ROOTS TO WINGS: The Future of Batterer Intervention.
This was an international conference and was attended by 545 people
from around the world.
2006 History Information
2006 Spring Training: "Trial
November 2006 we hosted our ELEVENTH
Annual BISC-MI Conference
Breakout workshops by:
Dr. Peter Jaffe PhD, C. Psych.
Dr. David Lisak, Ph.D.
Rus Ervin Funk
Patrick S. McFarlane, MSW, MA
Robert Ortega Ph.D.
Cathryn Antkowiak-Howard, LMSW, CAC I, C.Ht.
Sandra Johnson, LMSW, LMFT, CEAP. International Trainer for ICISF
Emily Jean McFadden LMSW
Leann C. Holland RN, SANE-A, CFN
Barb Walkington, L.M.S.W.
Dr. Donald Wilde
Jeffrey Cape, LMSW
At our Annual Meeting the following Board Members were elected to terms
January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2010
For additional information on the BISC-MI
Board Click Here
2007 History Information
2007 Spring Training: A Call
April 20, 2007
Featuring: Ted Bunch
RAISING OUR VOICES:
Showcasing Michigan Innovations in Responding to Domestic
BISC-MI's 12th Annual Conference
November 7, 8, 9, 2007
Featuring: Dr. Evan Stark
David J.H. Garvin
Dr. Dan Saunders
Dr. Donald Wilde M.Div
Dr. Mark Ragg
Dr. Rich Tolman
Elder Tracy Blakely
Evangelist Beverly Brown
Jaycee Memminger (Welcome day 2)
Judge Amy Krause
Judge Anne Blatchford
Judge Brian MacKenzie
Judge Edward Sosnick
Judge Elizabeth Pollard Hines
Judge James E. Sheridan
Judge Julie Reincke
Judge Phyllis McMillen
Judge Ruth Carter
Judge Scott Schofield
Judge T.J. Phillips
Judge Thomas Boyd
Lisa Y. Larance
Representative from the Mayor of the City of Detroit (Welcome day 1)
Minister Stephanye Fauntleroy
Minister Stephanye Fauntleroy
Ms. Tina Bryant
Reverend Diane C. Smalley
Reverend Gwendolyn Pettway
2008 History Information
STEP OF THE WAY:
Living With Domestic Violence
April 9-10, 2008
Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center
East Lansing, Michigan
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The 2008 Spring Training was an event held by the State
Court Administrators office.
BISC-MI was a Co-Sponsor
This event received over 850 registrants apply for a 500 capacity conference
September 17, 18, 19, 2008
Beautiful Northern Michigan at Shanty Creek Resorts
Over 320 registrants from 25 States
and the United Kingdom were in attendance
Dr. David Adams
Juan Carlos Arean
Dr. Ed Gondolf
Dr. Fernando Mederos
Johnny Rice II
Dr. Rich Tolman
Dr. Oliver Williams
2009 History Information
AND MENTAL HEALTH:
Friday, April 24, 2009
Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Click here for
Wednesday August 19, 2009
Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance
BISC-MI partnered this event along with
The Michigan Department of Corrections,
The Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board,
and The Institute on Domestic Violence in The African American Community.
The 14th Annual
BISC-MI Fall Conference
click here for
Offering a faculty of 40 experts from around the country
November 4, 5, 6, 2009
A partnership of Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan
and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women
2010 History Information
Conference Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Featuring popular speaker and former FBI Profiler
Craig N. Ackley
Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48834-3738
HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
15th Annual BISC-MI
National Conference in South East Michigan
November 4 & 5, 2010
Here for Faculty Listing
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
2011 History Information
April 13, 14, and 15, 2011
The 16th Annual BISC-MI Conference
Ann Arbor, Michigan
November 4th, 2011
2012 History Information
April 13th, 2012
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Topic: Batterer Intervention Program (BIP) Contact with Survivors:
Ethics, Risks, Complications and Strategies
Summary: Survivor contact for a BIP is deceptively complicated.
Michigan standards stipulate the:
"BIP should have a policy and procedure for informing victims
about the program. The BIP must caution the victim that the batterer intervention
service does not guarantee the victim’s safety, nor that the batterer will
change. In addition, the BIP must provide information and referrals to
the victim. Victims always have the right to refuse contact with the BIP".
The ethics, risks, complications and possible strategies of HOW this is
conducted will be discussed and illustrated throughout the day.
Revisiting The Intersection
of Batterer Intervention & Substance Abuse
November 1st & 2nd 2012
Conference Location: Holiday Inn, Detroit Livonia Conference
17123 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia , Michigan 48152
Summary: Knowledge is Power and Wisdom is the ability to apply
knowledge in a useful and meaningful way. Revisiting the Intersection of
Batterer Intervention and Substance Abuse is a conference which will bring
practitioners from around the country to present, discuss, inspire and
challenge our thinking in ways which will aid in the development of enhanced
and additional means to our work, in ending domestic violence.
2013 History Information