2015 Conference

Inaugural International Women, Gender and Violence Conference

The 1st International Women, Gender and Violence Conference at Florida International University (FIU) is aimed at advancing integrative solutions to violence by bringing together researchers, community advocates, and service providers. The conference will feature short presentations for local and student communities on promoting healthy relationships; provide practitioners with up-to-date knowledge about violence issues for continuing education credit/certification; and open opportunities for future collaborations to address violence against women and girls in South Florida, nationally, and internationally.

Friday, January 9, 2015, 8:00am-5:30pm
MARC Pavilion, Modesto Maidique Campus, FIU

Welcome & Opening Remarks

Suzanna Rose, Ph.D., Executive Director
School of Integrated Science and Humanity, FIU

MORNING SESSIONS
INTERPERSONAL VIOLENCE

Chair: Francesco Duberli Rivera, Founder
Survivors Pathway Organization

Dating Violence among Sexual Minority Youth
Tameka Gillum, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Community Health Education
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Coercion among Domestic Violence Victims
Amy Bonomi, Ph.D., Professor and Chair
Human Development and Family Studies
Michigan State University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Introduction by Suzanna Rose, Ph.D., Executive Director
School of Integrated Science and Humanity, FIU

Ending Violence Against Women and Girls:
The Future of the Movement
Lynn Rosenthal
White House Advisor on Violence Against Women
Keynote Address is Free and Open to the Public

NETWORKING LUNCH AT THE FROST MUSEUM
AFTERNOON SESSIONS
VIOLENCE AND SYSTEMS

Chair: Lauren Villalba, Fatality Review Team
Miami-Dade County Domestic Violence Unit
Sexual Trafficking of Children

Sandy Skelaney, M.A.
Chief Mastermind, The Ignition Fund
Beliefs about Sexual Coercion among Black Adolescents in Miami

Asia Eaton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Dionne Stephens, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Psychology & Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Florida International University

Disrupting the Abuse to Prison Pipeline for Women and Girls
Lindsay Rosenthal
Fellow, Ms. Foundation

EVIDENCE TO ACTION

Building Connections among Researchers, Advocates
and Service Providers
Chair: Lindsay Malloy, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology, FIU
Sherry Aaron – Director, Victim Empowerment Program, FIU
Laura L. Finley, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology and Criminology, Barry University
Ivon Mesa – Director, Miami-Dade’s Division of Violence Prevention

Closing Remarks

Asia Eaton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology & Center for Women’s and Gender Studies
Florida International University

PURPOSE:
• To bring together experts in the area of violence against women to learn about effective, evidence-based strategies for promoting healthy relationships.
• To provide practitioners with up-to-date knowledge about violence issues for continuing education credit/certification.
• To develop connections between practitioners and scholars to better address violence in our community.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
Professionals seeking CE Credits
Clinicians, mental health providers, and others professionals can earn continuing education credits for attending this conference.

Community Organizations & Partners
This event will bring together legal professionals, victim and community advocates, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others interested in discussing contemporary practices and emerging issues related to culture, context and violence against women and girls.

Scholars & Students
Members of the academic community will benefit from the applied focus that will be used when presenting empirical research. The ways in which gender and violence research is translated and used in everyday contexts will be useful for those studying these topics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Learning objectives will be taught through both direct teaching and the use of clinical examples. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the rationale and empirical support for interpersonal violence intervention.
  • Name the risk factors for interpersonal violence among sexual minority youth and develop culturally specific interventions.
  • Describe several major gains that have been made in the U.S. in the past 20 years to end violence against women.
  • Explain how cultural values influence perceptions of verbal abuse among African-American youth and develop culturally appropriate interventions.
  • Describe the 5-stage process of recantation by domestic violence victims.
  • Know how to identify child victims of sex trafficking and effectively communicate with them in order to provide services.
  • Explain the factors that result in girls in foster care entering the prison “pipeline” and specific ways to provide quality care to disrupt the pipeline.
  • Identify three ways that scholars, advocates, and service providers can collaborate to improve interventions, policy and/or services.

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Seven (7) CEUs available for LMHCs, LMFTs, and LCSWs. Partial credit is not available. You must attend the complete training, sign in and out, and complete an evaluation to receive credits.
Florida International University is an approved CE provider by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling: #BAP 50-12872

WHERE AND WHEN
This training will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 8am to 5:30pm at the MARC Building, 2nd floor Pavilion, located at the 107th Avenue entrance to FIU, Modesto Maidique Campus.

WORKSHOP FEES

  • Community Professionals with CEs $140
  • Community Professionals without CEs $70
  • FIU Alumni with CEs $120
  • FIU Alumni without CEs $60
  • FIU Students, Faculty & Professionals with CEs $50
  • FIU Students, Faculty & Professionals $25
  • FIU Professional Counseling Psychology Students, Charge covered by PCP.
  • Keynote address only, no charge.

SEATING IS LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY.

YOUR WORKSHOP FEES INCLUDE

  • Full day of training required (no partial attendance accepted)
  • 7 hours of education
  • Food and Beverages will be provided.

CANCELLATION POLICY
The conference reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient registration. Cancellations received in writing on or before January 2, 2015, will be refunded less a 25% administrative fee. Cancellations received after January 2, 2015, will not be refunded. Please direct cancellation/refund requests to Vanessa Martinez, sish@fiu.edu.