Shifting The Paradigm: Strategies for Addressing Batterers as Fathers

09/17/2008 - 7:30am to 09/19/2008 - 5:00pm
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Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan

The BISC-MI 2008 Fall Conference will focus on shifting the paradigm from blaming battered mothers to emphasizing the importance of developing programs and practices that promote and expect men who batter to be responsible and loving fathers. This includes respectful and honorable interaction with the children's mother. This cutting edge conference offers the expertise of nationally recognized faculty with over a century of combined years of experience. Presenters will share studies, tools, theories, concepts, books, and curricula to assist those working with men to understand the intersection between fatherhood and battering. There will be opportunities to discuss intervention and programming strategies and network with others who intervene with fatherhood issues and domestic violence.
 DATES: September 17, 18 and 19; 2008 CE: MCBAP (Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals) and Michigan social work CEU hours offered. SPONSOR: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISC-MI)
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David J.H. Garvin: Chair, Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan (BISCMI) Email: Phone: (517) 482-3933 or (866) 482-3933. Fax: (866) 506-7937 Batterer Intervention Services of Michigan
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 Address: Batterer Intervention Services Coalition of Michigan, 3893 Okemos Road, Suite B-1 Lansing, Michigan 48864 LOCATION: Shanty Creek Resorts: One Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, Michigan 49615.
NATIONAL FACULTY: Dr. David Adams, Juan Carlos Arean, Jacquelyn Boggess, Eusebus Ekere, Dr. Ed Gondolf, Matthew Grimes, Julie Johnson, Juanita Jones, David Mandel, Dave Mathews, Dr. Fernando Mederos, Lisa Nitsch, Johnny Rice II, Roger Steffy, Lee Taft, Dr. Rich Tolman, Dr. Oliver Williams. Additional faculty may be added.

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