October 27: Behind Closed Doors

Sponsor: Saving Grace

What: Behind Closed Doors: A Deeper Look into Domestic Abuse, Sexual Assault, and the Effects of Trauma

Through plenary presentation and breakout sessions, participants will gain in-depth knowledge of the multiple and complex factors associated with abuse and trauma.

“Behind Closed Doors” is specifically designed for Social Workers, Child Protection Workers, Teachers, School Counselors, Lawyers, Law Students, Child Custody Evaluators, Guardians Ad Litem, Parenting Consultants, Judges, Law Enforcement, Investigators, Probation Officers, EMS and Fire First Responders, Health Care and Mental Health Professionals, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Advocates, Physicians, Nurses, Forensic Nurses, Pastors, and Pastoral Care Ministry leaders and volunteers.

“Behind Closed Doors” will provide education and training:

  • To understand the effects of verbal/emotional, physical, sexual, and interpersonal violence; trauma and recovery in adults and children
  • To identify the short and long-term impact of domestic violence and sexual assault; emotional, mental, physical, economic, financial, and legal
  • To understand the effects of trauma on the brain, in adults and children, and utilize Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview techniques
  • To increase professional collaboration efforts of community partners in being able to identify, interrupt, and influence a positive change in the outcomes of batterers and victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, and human trafficking.

About the Keynote Speaker: Lundy Bancroft has over twenty-five years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.’s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That?, and the national prize winner, The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is a former co-director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness. Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.

When: Friday, October 27, 2017 from 7:30am – 4:30pm

Where: Amherst H. Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul, MN 55104

Cost: $150

Registration: Click HERE to visit the event website for more information, including the full conference schedule, and to register.

For any questions regarding the event please call 651-564-4453 or email info@savinggracemn.org.