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 batterer intervention services and battered women's services organizations.
May 1996 BISC (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition) 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, BISC-MI (Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan) 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 BISC-MI, Sue Doyle elected Treasurer, Kat Laprise elected Secretary.
April 1997 we hosted our SECOND annual Statewide Conference at the Treetops Resort in Gaylord, Michigan.
May 1997 Governor John Engler formed the "Governor's 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 BISC-MI.
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.
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.
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..
March 2001 we hosted our SIXTH annual Statewide Conference at the Kewadin Convention Center in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan Featuring: Ellen Pence, Ph.D..
May 2004 we hosted our NINTH annual Statewide Conference at Best Western Midway Hotel in Lansing, Michigan Featuring: Lundy Bancroft.
BISC-MI's Ninth Annual Conference "Batterers as Fathers and Sons: Featuring Lundy Bancroft”. May 12 through 14, 2004.
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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 of BISC-MI.
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.
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
- 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
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND MENTAL HEALTH: Ethical and Professional Dilemmas
Friday, April 24, 2009 Bavarian Inn Lodge
One Covered Lane
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
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Wednesday August 19, 2009 Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Detroit Michigan
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
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
Conference Date: Friday, April 23, 2010
Featuring popular speaker and former FBI Profiler Craig N. Ackley
CONFERENCE LOCATION: Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus
28123 Orchard Lake Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48834-3738
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Friday September 13, 2013
CEU Credit: 6 BIP Credits!
: Lifeways Community Mental Health,
1200 N. West Ave, Jackson, MI.
Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) invites you a training that will feature several speakers presenting on a range of topics related to the incorporation of the rapidly expanding research on trauma and trauma informed care into the provision of batterer intervention services. Theoretical, philosophical, and practical application issues will be addressed, including presentations on Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The format will encourage active participant input, discussion and networking.
Stone Soup Gathering 2013
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