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Revisiting The Intersection
of Batterer Intervention & Substance Abuse
November 1st & 2nd 2012
 Livonia, Michigan
thAnnual Conference


Conference Location: Holiday Inn, Detroit Livonia Conference Center
17123 Laurel Park Drive North
Livonia ,  Michigan   48152
Hotel Phone: 734.464.1300

Rooms: Available at $65.00 for a single/double (Be sure to mention you are attending the BISC-MI Conference)
Direct link for the hotel registration:
http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/livonia/dttln/hoteldetail?groupCode=BIS

NEW REGISTRATION INFORMATION
BISC-MI just decided to create an incredible offer for paid registrants.

As a paid registrant, you may invite one person to attend the 2-Day Conference
...for the incredibly low rate of $50.00
(Buy One Get One @ $50)

All you need to do is:

  1. Decide who that person is
  2. Communicate with them and confirm they are avialble to attend for $50.00
  3. Send them an email with a copy to: Peatyh@cablespeed.com
  4. We will then communicate to them the specific discount code
They then can go to the registration website, enter that code and register for only $50.00

Please note: This offer applies to registrants who are paid in full.
We are not able to cancel current registrants to allow them to register for the above offer.

The deadline for this offer is 10-25-2012 at Midnight!
or until registration is full

We have also created a much requested student rate for this conference of $75.00.
Current ID will be required...All of this can be found at conference website and registration site

Registration Cost:
Early bird rate $175.00 members (after October 10, 2012 late fee add $50.00) Deadline extended to October 24, 2012
Early bird rate  $235.00 non members (after October 10, 2012 late fee add $50.00) Deadline extended to October 24, 2012
Conference rate includes: Continental breakfast and lunch both days!

14 MCBAP CEUs APPROVED!
14 BIPSCC-BISC-MI CEUs APPROVED!
14 CEs Social Work APPROVED!

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Summary: Knowledge is Power and Wisdom is the ability to apply knowledge in a useful and meaningful way. Revisiting the Intersection of Batterer Intervention and Substance Abuse is a conference which will bring practitioners from around the country to present, discuss, inspire and challenge our thinking in ways which will aid in the development of enhanced and additional means to our work, in ending domestic violence.


CONFERENCE AGENDA
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

7:45am - 8:45am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:45am - 9:00am: Welcome: Judge Darnell Jackson

9:00am - 10:30am: What Do We See at the Intersection of Batterer Intervention and Substance Abuse?
Faculty: Larry Bennett
Description: Dr. Bennett will discuss what we know about the role of alcohol and other drugs in the perpetration of intimate abuse, and what we know about the role of intimate abuse in substance use disorder. Of critical importance to both fields is the use of fear as a form of control, the importance of screening for co-occurring issues, and the relative effectiveness of interventions which have been targeted at these two issues.

10:30am - 10:45am: Break

10:45am - 12:15pm: Motivational Interviewing 101
Faculty: Matt Statman
Description: Motivational Interviewing is an evidence based approach that is very popular and is being used in numerous settings. This presentation will give a basic overview of Motivational Interviewing in spirit and skills used. The presentation will also touch on some of the controversies associated with the Stages of Change and Motivational Interviewing.

12:15pm - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:30pm: Innovations in Collaboration with Substance Abuse and Batterer Intervention Programming
Faculty: Bob Haynor & Larry Bennett
Description: The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Certified Batterer Intervention Program Services and Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, along with several community agencies, collaborated on a multi-year project with the primary goal to increase substance abuse treatment providers’ understanding of the correlation between battering and substance use and to help them help their clients understand that perpetrating abuse is not consistent with being in  recovery. This project resulted in several important identifiable outcomes, including: 1) the development of a curriculum designed to train men’s residential substance abuse staff members to understand battering, batterers, and to think about their client’s abusive behavior and its impact on their recovery; 2)evidence that unhealthy alcohol use occurs along a continuum, indicating the  need to address batterers’ “drunkenness” as a lethality risk marker; and 3 )the development of a curriculum piece based upon the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) paradigm that screens for unhealthy substance abuse to insert into existing batterer intervention curricula.

2:30pm - 2:45 pm: Break

2:45pm - 3:45pm: Innovations in Collaboration with Substance Abuse and Batterer Intervention Programming (continued)

3:45pm - 5:15pm: Controversies and Challenges
Faculty: Larry Bennett
Description: Should substance abuse agencies and batterer programs always screen for the cross problem? Does asking a man in substance abuse treatment about intimate partner violence (IPV) “create” the risk—in some cases—that the batterer will believe he is being asked about IPV because his partner has revealed this family secret to the agency, increasing risk for future IPV? In this session, Dr. Bennett will discuss the issue of universal perpetrator screening issue, as well as other areas of controversy over assumptions and approaches to practice with co-occurring Substance Use Disorder and IPV.

Friday, November 2, 2012

7:30am - 8:15am: Continental Breakfast and Registration

8:15am - 8:30am: Welcome: Judge Amy Ronayne Krause

8:30am - 10:00am: Blended Batterer Intervention Programming and Substance Abuse Programming: A Model Approach
Faculty: Mark Adams
Description: From 2004 through 2011, two agencies in Seattle collaborated to offer a “blended” group for men in need of both domestic violence intervention and substance abuse treatment.  This presentation will focus on: 1) the rationale for combining these interventions,  2) how this particular group was developed, and 3) how it was implemented.

10:00am - 10:15am: Break

10: 15am - 11:15am: Addiction Recovery and Intimate Violence (ARIV): A Screen/Intervene/Refer Curriculum for Addiction Counselors
Faculty: Larry Bennett
Description: The Affordable Healthcare Act of 2010 mandates coverage for IPV screening in all healthcare settings, including substance abuse treatment; but research has found that substance abuse programs are not consistently screening for IPV, and when they do, they often lack the  systemic policy and referral relationships with target agencies required by robust referrals. The ARIV Model is a 6-hour, self-paced online course for addiction counselors and peer support specialists on IPV screening, brief interventions, and referral.  In this presentation, Dr. Bennett will review the scientific basis for applying the public health SBIRT approach to IPV in addiction settings, and present the three phases of the model, including the necessity of active community linkages critical to victim safety and perpetrator accountability.

11:15am - 12:15 pm: Programmatic Application
Faculty: Larry Bennett & David Garvin
Description: Facilitated discussion on integrating the concepts covered  to this point in the training, and the applications for practice.

12:15 - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm: The Path of Dawn Farm Experience: An Organizational Perspective on the Intersection of Domestic Violence and Substance Abuse
Faculty: Jason Schwartz
Description: Human service providers are often so focused on their specialty area that they fail to give adequate attention to other important problems. Addiction treatment has been no exception. This presentation will share Dawn Farm's journey over the last 15 years to maintain batterer accountability within the context of an addiction treatment program that embraces the disease concept and focuses on twelve step facilitation. Dawn Farm is a Substance Abuse Treatment Organization in South East Michigan and was founded in 1973.

2:00pm - 3:00pm:    Research Update: Results of a New National Survey
Faculty: Larry Bennett and Dr. Beth Glover Reed
Description: What are substance abuse, domestic violence, and other agencies actually doing about co-occurring substance abuse and domestic violence? Dr. Beth Glover Reed and Dr. Bennett will discuss the promising preliminary findings of their U.S. survey of 237 domestic violence, substance abuse, and multi-service agencies on management of co-occurring substance abuse and domestic violence, including both quantitative and interview data.

3:00pm - 3:15pm: Break

3:15pm – 4:45pm: What is “Recovery” When it Comes to Domestic Violence & Substance Abuse?
Panel Discussion: Larry Bennett, Mark Adams, Jason Schwartz, Bob Haynor, Beth Glover Reed, Matt Statman, and David Oblak.
Description: Panelists representing a cross-section of professionals working with batterers who have substance abuse issues will discuss challenges and opportunities specific to their unique roles in working with these clients.  Since the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Service’s Administration’s treatment improvement protocol (Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, 1997), intimate partner violence has been formally flagged as impairing the opportunity for addiction recovery.  The concept of recovery is increasingly popular in the behavioral health field; but what does recovery mean in domestic violence? Domestic violence is a crime, not a disorder. Despite increasingly anti-feminist rhetoric which seeks to tag batterers with attachment, personality, stress, and other disorders of the brain and of the person, most batterers have none of these conditions and some have all of them. The panel members will focus on emergent recovery and trauma paradigms as they might apply to men who batterer, some of whom have serious disorders.

4:45pm-5:00pm: Closing and raffle


Larry W. Bennett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Larry Bennett is professor, Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago.  Prior to coming to UIC in 1993, he worked for 20 years in community-based mental health and research settings. His research focuses on the co-occurrence of substance abuse and domestic violence, and on the effectiveness of services designed to interrupt these conditions.  He has served on local, state, and national panels addressing intimate partner violence and co-occurring conditions, including SAMHSA’s 1996 Treatment Improvement Protocol, Substance Abuse Treatment and Domestic Violence. Dr. Bennett has published over 50 chapters and peer-reviewed articles on substance abuse and domestic violence, men who batterer, peer sexual harassment, and batterer intervention programs. He is co-author of Evaluation of Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (Sage Press, 2002). Dr. Bennett serves as Principal Investigator of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center, and is an associate of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Violence. He spent the 2012 academic year as a Fellow of the Great Cities Institute conducting research on opportunities for screening, brief intervention, and referral of substance use problems in civil and criminal domestic violence court. He is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and a diplomat of the Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators. In addition to his scholarly work, he practices clinical social work limited to court-ordered child custody evaluation.

Mark Adams, MA, LMHC
Mark Adams is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been working in the Domestic Violence Intervention Program at Wellspring Family Services since 1999.  He is a Child Mental Health Specialist, and is qualified at a supervisory level for working in DVIPs.  As part of his work, Mark co-facilitates groups for children who have experienced intimate partner domestic violence within their families.  These groups are offered through Jewish Family Service in conjunction with Wellspring Family Services.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Robert Haynor
Robert Haynor has worked within the field of batterer intervention for over 20 years.  He currently serves as the Director of Batterer Intervention Program Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH).  Prior to his role at MDPH, Bob worked as the Outreach Education Coordinator at the Bridgewater State College Counseling Center.  There his role was to support the academic success of students by developing, and providing them with mental health-based prevention and intervention education.

Domestic and sexual violence education has been a major focus of Bob’s work for the past twenty five years.  Bob co-facilitated batterer intervention groups for over 16 years and co-founded and co-directed the Seacoast Abuser Education Program for men who batter in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Bob serves on the Massachusetts Governor’s Council on Sexual and Domestic Violence.  He has co-chaired several of its subcommittees, including one to explore establishing a domestic violence fatality review process in Massachusetts.  Bob has developed and conducted trainings and professional workshops on the topics of domestic violence, battering, batterer intervention and gender.  Bob has developed curricula, and has instructed educators at the post-graduate level, in the areas of classroom gender dynamics, and their impact on student learning and socialization.  He holds graduate degrees in teaching and counseling, and his doctoral study studies focused on a scholarly inquiry into the etiology of men’s violence against women.  Bob is also a contributing author in Teaching Inclusively : Resources for Course, Department and Institutional Change in Higher Education.

Beth Glover-Reed
Associate Professor of Social Work and Women's Studies, University of Michigan
Degrees: BA, Psychology, 1964, University of Rochester, NY; MA, General Psychology, 1966, University of Cincinnati, OH; PhD, Community/Clinical Psychology, 1979, University of Cincinnati, OH. Beth Glover Reed has a joint appointment with Women's Studies and her general scholarly interests focus on how to define and work for social justice, barriers to this work, and ways to reduce these.
Her current research is designed to:
a) identify approaches for working both on alcohol and other drug problems and intimate partner violence together;
b) explore why joint work occurs infrequently despite need, and c) determine what can enhance effective attention to both issues together.

Past research has included a study of how states responded to several congressional mandates to increase services for women with alcohol or other drug problems, plus various types of program evaluation. Recent work has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson and Fahs-Beck Foundations and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, the Interdisciplinary Committee on Organization Studies and several community-based programs. Other areas of research/scholarly interest focus on educational strategies and other interventions to increase social justice and social justice practice, and the application of multiple types of theorizing, including feminisms, to social justice, social problems and social change.

Judge Darnell Jackson
Judge Darnell Jackson was elected Saginaw County Circuit Court Judge in November 2006, after having been appointed to the position by Governor Jennifer Granholm.  He had previously been elected Saginaw County District Court Judge in November 2002, after having been appointed to the position by Governor John Engler. These two gubernatorial appointments made him only the eighth person in the history of Michigan to receive judicial appointment by both a Republican Governor and a Democratic Governor.

Judge Jackson is also the first African-American elected county-wide in Saginaw County, the first African-American to serve as judge in Saginaw County Circuit Court, the first African-American to serve as director of Michigan’s Office of Drug Control Policy, and the first African-American to serve as deputy chief assistant prosecuting attorney for Saginaw County.  He has also served as deputy chief of police and assistant city attorney, both for the City of Saginaw, and as an attorney engaged in the private practice of law.

Judge Jackson has been profiled in Outstanding People Of The 20th Century, Who’s Who In The World, Who’s Who In America, Who’s Who In American Law, Who’s Who In Public Service, Who’s Who Among Professionals and Who’s Who Among African Americans.

Judge Jackson received his law degree and bachelor’s degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, his associates degree and police officer certification from Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and certificates of graduation from Central Michigan University, the National Judicial College, and Harvard University.

Judge Amy Ronayne Krause
Judge Amy Ronayne Krause has been on the Court of Appeals since December 2010. Previously, she served as a judge on the 54-A District Court in Lansing for nearly eight years. Judge Ronayne Krause received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Michigan and her Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame.

Judge Ronayne Krause began her legal career as a litigation attorney for a private law firm and then served eight years as an assistant prosecuting attorney. In 1997, she was appointed an assistant attorney general by then Attorney General Frank J. Kelley and was the first recipient of the Frank J. Kelley Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Judge Ronayne Krause worked for the Attorney General's office for six years. Before taking the bench, Judge Krause was elected to serve on the Ingham County Board of Commissioners, during which time she chaired the Law and Courts Committee. She is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has lectured for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan. She has also taught for the Michigan Judicial Institute, including teaching other district judges at the New Judges Seminar in 2007 and 2009. Judge Ronayne Krause also serves as faculty for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, training other judges on a national level.

In September 2007, Judge Ronayne Krause was recognized statewide for her outstanding work with the State Bar of Michigan's Champion of Justice Award. She currently serves her community as a board member of the Lansing Educational Advancement Foundation (LEAF), the Uplift Our Youth Foundation, and the American Red Cross Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Region. Judge Ronayne Krause was appointed in 2011 by the Speaker of the House and the Senate Majority Leader to the State Drug Treatment Court Advisory Committee.

David M. Oblak, MSW
Mr. Oblak earned his MSW at the University of Michigan School of Social Work in 2006 and BSW at Eastern Michigan University in 2004. He is presently a
probation agent with the 15th District Court in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and with the 14B District Court in Ypsilanti Township, Michigan,  working exclusively with probationers convicted of misdemeanor Domestic Violence and Stalking.  He is a member of the Livingston Washtenaw Substance Abuse Advisory Counsel and a member of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals.  David has extensive training and experience working in the fields of mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness and has been directly involved in the anti-domestic violence movement since 2004 when he was hired as a group facilitator for the Alternatives to Intimidation and Violence Batterer Intervention Program.

Jason Schwartz MSW, LMSW
Jason Schwartz, LMSW, is the Clinical Director of Dawn Farm, overseeing treatment services for its two residential treatment sites, sub-acute detox, outpatient treatment services & detention-based juvenile treatment program. Jason is also an adjunct faculty at Eastern Michigan University's School of Social Work and School of Leadership and Counseling.

Jason blogs at www.addictionrecoverynews.com and has been published in Addiction Professional magazine and in a monograph Recovery-oriented Supervision with the Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Jason serves on the advisory boards of Eastern Michigan University's School of Social Work and School of Leadership and Counseling. Jason also serves as a board member for the Livonia Save Our Youth Task Force, a substance abuse prevention coalition in his home community.

Matt Statman, MSW, LLMSW, CADC
Matt Statman LLMSW, CADC received his Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Michigan School of Social work in 2010. He did his clinical internship at Catholic Social Services Washtenaw in the Alternatives to Domestic Aggression Program. He received his Bachelors of Social Work degree from Eastern Michigan University in in 2009. Matt has been with Dawn Farm since 2004. He started as a House Manager and Resident Aid and later spent several years working as a Detox Counselor and Team Leader. He has also worked as an Outpatient Chemical Dependency Therapist and as an Administrator and Therapist in Dawn Farm’s Correctional Programs. He is currently a Residential Therapist at Dawn Farm Downtown, a 90 day residential treatment center, and he has been the Dawn Farm Education Series Coordinator since 2007.
 
 



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NEW REGISTRATION INFORMATION
BISC-MI just decided to create an incredible offer for paid registrants.

As a paid registrant, you may invite one person to attend the 2-Day Conference
...for the incredibly low rate of $50.00
(Buy One Get One @ $50)

All you need to do is:

  1. Decide who that person is
  2. Communicate with them and confirm they are avialble to attend for $50.00
  3. Send them an email with a copy to: Peatyh@cablespeed.com
  4. We will then communicate to them the specific discount code
They then can go to the registration website, enter that code and register for only $50.00

Please note: This offer applies to registrants who are paid in full.
We are not able to cancel current registrants to allow them to register for the above offer.

The deadline for this offer is 10-25-2012 at Midnight!
or until registration is full

We have also created a much requested student rate for this conference of $75.00.
Current ID will be required...All of this can be found at conference website and registration site

CONFERENCE RATES:
Registration Cost:
Early bird rate $175.00 members (after October 10, 2012 late fee add $50.00) Deadline extended to October 24, 2012
Early bird rate  $235.00 non members (after October 10, 2012 late fee add $50.00) Deadline extended to October 24, 2012

Conference rate includes: Continental breakfast and lunch both days!



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Conference Location
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Livonia ,  Michigan   48152

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