Potpourri 2014

BISC-MI Potpourri Training: 
A Medley of Tools & Media for Batterer Intervention Programs


Date: June 20, 2014
Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
Address: 4925 Packard Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1521
Cost: $25.00 Member, $40.00 Non-Member
Includes Pizza and Salad lunch!
***6 BIPSCC Credits!***

It is well known that people have different learning styles, and that the use of music, poetry, and video clips can make it easier to open discussion with program participants about various issues.

This training is designed to expand participant’s familiarity with various forms of media and how to use them. Music, video, poetry, and stories will be shared. Discussion will be facilitated that includes ideas on how to incorporate these tools into current programming to enrich professionals understanding.

Individuals are encouraged to bring media tools to share!

Participants with ideas are asked to submit the following information during the registration process:
1. brief description of the tool, including time duration and messages conveyed;
2. type of medium and/or equipment needed;
3. and approximate time needed to present.

If selected, you would need to help facilitate discussion about your contribution.

Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) invites you to participate in this Potpourri Spring Training, held at the office of Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County
4925 Packard, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-1521


We will meet from 10:00 am- 4:00 pm to celebrate the work we do and hear from our batterer intervention program (BIP) colleagues as they share favorite and effective tools and activities used in group work. Registration is from 9:30 am-10:00 am and the program will start promptly at 10:00 am.


The day’s interactive format will allow us to share ideas, think creatively about utilizing new interventions, discuss challenging issues, evaluate current efforts, and improve the work we do with batterers as we work on achieving perpetrator accountability and victim safety.
BISC-MI will provide six BIPSCC continuing education credits offered at no additional charge. Because of the unique format of this event, no specific MCBAP or social work credits are available.

BISC-MI Members: $25.00
Non BISC-MI Members: $40.00
Training rate includes pizza, salad and bottled water
We especially hope that those who facilitate BIPs will attend! We welcome any service providers who work with victims, batterers, children, families or the legal system.

We encourage batterer intervention program participants to contribute a tool or activity that you have found effective in your work.

When you register you will be asked if you would like to present a tool or resource. Registration is open to all and you are welcome (but not required) to share a tool or resource on the topics below:

* Domestic and Sexual Abuse
* Speaking out about ending violence
* Parenting
* Social Justice/Injustice
* Impact of Abuse
* Stalking
* Inspiration
* Sex
* Technology tips and Q & A to make this available in your programming

If there are too many presenters we will do our best to cover all of the above topic areas and will keep track of your offer to bring tools and resources for future Stone Soup or Potpourri presentations.


We hope to see you there!
Register soon!