Stone Soup Gathering

November 4th, 2011
Okemos, Michigan

The Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI) invites you to participate in our Fall Stone Soup Gathering on November 4, 2011 at the Okemos Conference Center, 2187 University Park Dr, Okemos MI 48864.

We will meet from 9:00am-4:00pm 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. 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. We especially hope that those who facilitate BIPs will attend; but we also welcome any service providers who work with victims, batterers, children, families or the legal system.

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9:00 – 9:30am Registration
9:30 – 9:40amWelcome: Holly Rosen, BISC-MI Board

9:40 – 10:15am
Tool Time #1: Randy Flood, Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill,
Where do we get referrals and assess for diversity in typology, scope and severity?
Tool Time #1 Presentation

10:15 – 10:30am
Tool Time #2: Myra MacDonald, Education Intervention Programs,
Meditation Tool
Tool Time #2 Handouts

10:30 – 10:50am
Tool Time #3: Michael Snyder-Barker, Insight Counseling of Tecumseh, L.L.C.,
Domestic Violence and Children’s Experiences
Tool Time #3a Handouts
Tool Time #3b Handouts
Tool Time #3c Handouts
Tool Time #3d Handouts
Extra tools from Michael
Extra tools from Michael

10:50 – 11:05am Break

11:05 – 11:25am
Tool Time #4: Robert and Mona Davis, Prevention and Training Services, Inc.,
This Is Communication- PATS Way
Tool Time #4 Handouts

11:25 – 11:40am
Tool Time #5: Shelley Ovink LMSW,
Marks on a Heart
Tool Time #5 Handouts

11:40 – 12:00pm
Tool Time #6: Al Heystek, Men’s Resource Center at Fountain Hill,
Engaging Men in Self-examination and Discovery
Tool Time #6 Handouts

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch provided

1:00 – 1:30pm
Discussion #1: David Garvin, BISC-MI Chair,
BISC-MI Update

1:30 – 1:45pm.
Tool Time #7: Angela Dykes, LIFE! Counseling, LLC,
Tool Time #7a Handouts
Tool Time #7b Handouts

1:45 – 2:00pm
Tool Time #8: Candace Champagne, Champagne Counseling, PLC,
Tool Time #8a Handouts
Tool Time #8b Handouts

2:00 – 2:10pm Break
2:10 – 2:35pm
Discussion #2: Sharon Mitchell and Dawn Warfield, Domestic Violence Interventions,Batterer Intervention Programs and Victim Safety Issues
Discussion 2 Handouts 1
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2:35 – 3:05pm
Discussion #3: Tracy Blackwell, Probation Officer for 1st District Court,
Reporting to Referring Agents and Others
Discussion 2a Handouts
Discussion 2b Handouts

3:05 – 3:20pm
Tool Time #9: Bud Connolly, Recovery Road,
Legal Issues of Crimes connected to Domestic Assault
Tool Time #9 Presentation

3:20 – 3:40pm Tool Time #10: Donald Wilde, GroundWork Counseling,
Final Exam
Tool Time #10a Handouts
Tool Time #10b Handouts

3:40 – 4:00 pm
Wrap up: David Garvin, BISC-MI Chair

Additional Tools for your use:

We hope to see you there. Help BISC-MI turn this Stone Soup into a rewarding meal for all!
Please note that we have limited seating, so register soon!

If you have any questions, please contact Peaty Hershberger at 517.482.3933 or

Early Bird Rate October 25, 2011
$15.00After October 25, 2011

Conference rate includes light lunch

BISC-MI is able to provide five 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.Be sure to register early

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For those requiring lodging, call the Comfort Inn in Okemos at 517.347.6690.

Conference Location
Okemos Conference Center
2187 University Park Dr, Okemos MI 48864.

Room Rates
If you mention that you are attending the BISC-MI event,
the cost will be $65.00 for a single/$75.00 for a double for rooms in our block.

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

Please email Peaty with any questions:

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

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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 October 25, 2011 will be granted
Checks received later than October 25, 2011 will be subject to the late registration fee charge
NO REFUNDS will be given after October 25, 2011
Substitutions may be made

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