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April 13th, 2012
 Lansing, Michigan

Date: Friday, April 13, 2012
Time: 8:30am-4:30pm
Location: The Days Inn, 7711 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI  48917
Hotel Phone: 517.627.8471
Rooms: Available at $60.00 for a single/double (Be sure to mention you are attending the BISC-MI Conference)

Registration Cost:
Early bird rate $75.00 members (after March 30, 2012 late fee add $25.00)
Early bird rate  $95.00 non members (after March 30, 2012 late fee add $25.00)

 6.5 CEUs Social Work Applied for
 6.5 BISC-MI CEUs guaranteed

Lunch: Included
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 victimís 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.


Handouts:

  1. BIP_partner_release_of_information_form
  2. ex-partner_letter
  3. New_Assessment_of_Violence
  4. Partner_Brochure
  5. Partner_Intake
  6. partner_letter
  7. Road_to_Nonviolence_presentaton
  8. Sara's main PowerPoint presentation
  9. Sara's afternoon PowerPoint presentation


Sara Elinoff-Acker: Sara Elinoff Acker has been an activist in the battered women's movement since 1985. She worked in shelter programs in Northern Vermont and Western Massachusetts and in 1992 started the Partner Contact Program at "Men Overcoming Violence" (MOVE), an Amherst, MA batterer's intervention program. She became a certified batterer's intervention group leader in 1996 and ran batterer's groups for over ten years. The MOVE program was featured on the CBS news magazine show "48 Hours" for its long-term work with abusive men who were making real changes.  Sara has led workshops on innovations in partner contact and the process of change for abusive men at both regional and national domestic violence conferences, including being keynote speaker at the 2010 Utah statewide domestic violence conference. Sara's book, "Unclenching Our Fists", features the stories of men who have become nonviolent and will be published by Vanderbilt University Press in the fall of 2012. In 2007 Sara was given the "Vagina Warrior" award for her efforts to end violence against women in her community, in connection with a local production of Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues. She now maintains a private counseling practice and works as a domestic violence consultant.



Please note that we have limited seating, so register soon!

If you have any questions, please contact
Peaty Hershberger at 517.482.3933 or peatyh@cablespeed.com



CONFERENCE RATES:
Registration Cost:
Early bird rate $75.00 members (after March 30, 2012 late fee add $25.00)
Early bird rate  $95.00 non members (after March 30, 2012 late fee add $25.00)

Conference rate includes light lunch



REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
BISC-MI is able to provide 6.5 BIPSCC continuing education credits offered at no additional charge.

Be sure to register early
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED


Click here or copy the address below into your browser window
https://www.regonline.com/partnercontact


For those requiring lodging,
call the Days Inn in Lansing at 517.627.8471


Conference Location
& LODGING RATES
The Days Inn, 7711 W. Saginaw Highway, Lansing, MI  48917

Rooms: $60.00 for a single/double
(Be sure to mention you are attending the BISC-MI Conference to receive the discount)

If you don't have someone to share a room with, we are happy to assist!

Please email Peaty with any questions: Peatyh@cablespeed.com

You must make room reservations separately from your conference registration.
Rooms at this rate are limited!



Click Here to Register

Click here or copy the address below into your browser window
https://www.regonline.com/partnercontact


Disclaimer:
Any opinion, findings, recommendations or conclusions, expressed by any author(s) or speaker(s)
do not necessarily reflect the views of BISC-MI.
BISC-MI reserves the right to substitute a qualified instructor or topic due to unforeseen circumstances


Cancellation Policy:
Cancellations received before March 30, 2012 will be granted
Checks received later than March 30, 2012 will be subject to the late registration fee charge
NO REFUNDS will be given after March 7, 2012
Substitutions may be made


Who Should Attend?

Get involved in your
Coordinated Community Response to
END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!


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