BISC-MI’s Annual Spring Training
Friday, April 20, 2007
“CEU’s & Michigan Social Work CE Clock Work hours Offered ~
Links to additional materials from Ted Bunch
Do you need new tools for “out of the box strategies” in your batterer intervention or outreach programs?
Best Western, Midway Hotel
7711 W Saginaw Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917
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Training Description The training consists of the following topic areas:
Chemical dependency and its influence on men’s behavior
Innovative strategies for effective parenting
Working toward systems of accountability
Practical approaches for interventions with men who batter
This training is designed to give batterer intervention service providers, as well as domestic violence advocates and those doing outreach programs, tools to understand and work with batterers. Ted will explore how men and boys are socialized to view women as having less value than men and how this can contribute to violence against women.
Participants will learn :
- New skills to improve your program
- To communicate batterer intervention program values and ideas to community members in an innovative and social justice discussion
- Different talking points on new ways to frame batterer intervention issues to facilitate social awareness and increase community support of your program
- How to incorporate concepts of bystander interventions within your program and community
Featuring Ted Bunch
Ted Bunch is the co-founder of A Call To Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Ted is the Director of Safe Horizons Domestic Violence Accountability Program in Brooklyn New York, the largest program for offenders of domestic violence in America. He is a recognized trainer, lecturer and consultant on male accountability. Ted is an appointed Advisory Board Member to the New York State Integrated Domestic Violence Court, a member of the New York State Governor’s Task Force on Commercial Sexual Exploitation and a founding member of the New York City Batterer Task Force as well as the co-creator of the New York Model for Batterer Programs. He has trained at colleges and universities throughout the United States including Pace University, Brown University, Columbia University, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Yeshiva University and Dartmouth College. Ted has traveled abroad speaking in places like Israel and Puerto Rico as well as been an invited guest presenter for the United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women.
A Call To Men is one of the leading national men’s organizations addressing men’s violence against women, and the eradication of sexism, while maintaining strong coalitions with women’s organizations already doing this important work.
A Call To Men believes that ending violence against women is primarily the responsibility of men. Although historically it has been almost entirely women who have been at the forefront addressing this issue, we think it is essential that men play a primary role in the solution to end it. To do that, well-meaning men…men who, for the most part don’t see themselves as part of the problem…need to get involved.
2007 Spring Training Agenda
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Introduction of Speaker Ted Bunch
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Training
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Training
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Provided)
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Training
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Training
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wrap Up
Certificates will only be given to individuals who have attended the entire training
Early Bird Conference
Registration – MEMBER $65.00
Postmarked After 4/6/2007
Registration – MEMBER $90.00
Early Bird Conference
Registration – NON-MEMBER $85.00
Postmarked After 4/6/2007
Registration – NON-MEMBER $110.00
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2007
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 due to unforeseen circumstances.
Cancellations received before April 10, 2007 are refundable less a $50 administrative fee. No refunds will be given after April, 10, 2007.
Substitutions may be made.
Who Should Attend?
- Probation Officers
- School Counselors
- Social Workers
- Parole Officers
- Case Managers
- Case Workers
- DV Service Providers
- Batterer Intervention Staff
- Survivor Services
- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors
- Agency Administrators
- Clinical Nurse Practitioners
- Crisis Intervention Counselors
- Agency Clinical Supervisors
- Department of Human Services Staff
- Department of Corrections Staff
- Child Advocacy Staff