1 September 24-25, 2014 Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center 2501 Conference Drive Norman, OK Sponsored by: Oklahoma Office of Attorney General, Victim Services Unit Oklahoma District Attorneys Council Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Oklahoma City Catholic Archdiocese, Office of Family Life United States Attorney Offices, Eastern, Northern & Western Districts Oklahoma State Department of Health, Child Abuse Training and Coordination Program Oklahoma State Department of Health, Injury Prevention Service Native Alliance Against Violence Oklahoma Department of Human Services Oklahoma Department of Corrections Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board Oklahoma Department of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services This project is supported in part by subgrant No. V , awarded by the State Administering Agency for the S.T.O.P. Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this program are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
2 Conference at a Glance Wednesday, September 24, :30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops Thursday, September 25, :30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Registration 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. General Session 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Break 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Workshops 4:45 p.m. Conference Adjourns
3 Continuing Education Credits Applied: 12 hrs: LSW, LMSW, LSWA, LCSW LMFT/LPC, LADC, Psychology, VWC and CDSVRP 12 hrs (including 2 hrs of MH): CLEET; 12 hrs. (including 1.5 hrs Ethics): MCLE and CJE CEU s : MCLE, & VWC sign in at the CEU area in the morning and afternoon each day. To receive CLEET CEUs officers will be required to sign in at each session. All other CEU s sign in each morning. Name Badges: Name badges are required for entry into all sessions. Conference Certificates: Certificates will be available electronically after completion of an online conference evaluation. The link to the survey is: A reminder link will be ed Monday after the conference. Lost & Found: Lost and found is located at conference information desk. Phones & Electronic Devices: Please be courteous to your fellow attendees as well as guest presenters by silencing all electronic devices during all sessions. Program Changes: Any program changes will be announced in the morning general session and displayed on a message board near the conference information desk. Quiet Room: This is a professional conference dealing with sensitive and sometimes difficult subject matter not appropriate for untrained individuals. However, we are mindful that some individuals, particularly those who are survivors of abuse, are more vulnerable to being traumatized than others, and that some discussions cannot be anticipated in advance. If a participant needs assistance locating a quiet room, please contact the information desk or any conference staff member. Evaluations: Evaluations are included in the conference brochure for the general session and concurrent workshops. Please complete an evaluation for each session you attend. Turn in all evaluation forms using the box in the information desk area or to the volunteer monitor in each workshop. Handout copies: Session handouts are not provided. Attendees can view and download the handouts available at The hotel business office can print hard copies of the materials, for a fee at your expense. The conference area will have free internet access. Room capacity: Some sessions fill up early, if there is a particular session you really want to attend, please get there early. If you find the session you want to attend is at capacity, please choose another session. Food and Beverages: Restrictions issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ), which mandates the use of the federal funds that provides for this conference, do not allow for food and beverages, including coffee, to be provided. The hotel snack shop will be well stocked during the conference. Please plan accordingly by having a mechanism to pay for such items if you so choose. Session Content Legend Law Enforcement = Advocates/Service Providers = Attorneys/Criminal Justice = Indian Country = Mental Health Professionals = Batterer Intervention = Any Allied Professional =
4 Wednesday, September 24, :00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Welcome Oklahoma Attorney General, E. Scott Pruitt Invocation Ilinda Jackson, Department of Corrections 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address Justice Starts with a Trauma Informed Response Thomas Tremblay Justice in sexual assault investigations begins with an understanding of the devastating impacts of sexual violence trauma on victims and survivors. The effects of trauma are often misinterpreted by the police, prosecutors, judges, and juries. We will examine the impacts of trauma on memory, and how the brain and body respond to trauma, so we can better respond to these crimes. By understanding trauma, officers and others can contribute to the immediate and long term recovery of the victim and lay the foundation for mutual cooperation and respect on which a successful interview, investigation, and prosecution is built. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions A Oklahoma B The Top 10 Dos and Don ts of Responding to and Investigating Sexual Assault, Investigator Gary Stansill, District 12 District Attorney s Office, Sgt. Mark Mears, Tulsa Police Department, Detective Marnie Waller, Tulsa Police Department The workshop will cover basic fundamental knowledge needed by law enforcement when responding to and investigating sexual assaults. Although this workshop is not an in-depth how to, attendees understanding and implementing the fundamentals presented will go a long way to ensure a professional, knowledgeable, and thorough response to victims of sexual assault. The presenters will draw upon their experience and training, as well as those of the attendees, to discuss and present the fundamentals.
5 Oklahoma D Strangulation Injury, Christopher Mallios, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of violence employed by perpetrators of intimate partner violence and the overwhelming majority of strangulation incidents that do not result in death result in little or no visible injury to the victim. Lack of visible injury can result in the misidentification of strangulation injury and an inability for medical professionals to provide meaningful intervention and treatment. In the absence of visible injury, other telltale symptoms may be present and it is critical for law enforcement officers and other first responders who interface with victims in the aftermath of an assault to be able to identify these symptoms of strangulation as a component of the violence. This presentation will address common myths and misconceptions related to strangulation injury and focus on the signs and symptoms of strangulation injury, medical evaluation and documentation, delayed fatalities, and risk factors. Oklahoma H Blurred Lines and Axe Body Spray: Rape Culture and Popular Media, Andrea Hamor Edmondson, Rape Prevention and Education Coordinator, Oklahoma State Department of Health Whether it is promoting victim-blaming stereotypes, placing responsibility for avoiding rape on victims, or normalizing images of violence against women, messages that normalize rape and sexual violence can be found in all forms of popular media. This interactive workshop will develop skills in recognizing and deconstructing harmful messages in popular media and develop strategies to counter those messages. Oklahoma A Compassion Fatigue and Stress Relief for Service Providers in Indian Country, Dianne Barker Harrold, Resource Delivery Coordinator, Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. Service providers must recognize their responses to those they serve and how the emotional trauma and stress impacts the providers in delivering services and also their personal lives. Many service providers are survivors of victimization and often experience vicarious trauma which reminds service providers of their own experiences, which adds to stress. This presentation discusses the results of vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue experienced by service providers, discusses positive and negative aspects to address vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue and provides different ways to address these issues through stress relief practices which includes some cultural practices as well. This is an interactive presentation which provides several demonstrations and interactivity with participants.
6 Oklahoma C Healing the Wounds of Domestic Violence, Missy Iski, MA, LPC, LMFT, Director of Programs & Counseling, DVIS/Call Rape, Crystal Brill, MS, LPC, Children s Program Manager, DVIS/Call Rape Domestic violence impacts the entire family, often in a very traumatic way. This workshop will focus on how to assess the traumatic impact of domestic violence on the adult survivor. Several tools will be identified and shared that illuminate this process. Effective best practice treatment interventions will be discussed to help heal the impact of domestic violence. Additionally, we will focus on helping the child witness and how the survivor s trauma may impact the way she perceives her child s response. Several evidence-based practices will be shared that assist the adult survivor to effectively deal with her child s trauma. Oklahoma G How to Introduce Best Practices to the Bench, The Honorable Judge Megan Simpson, Associate District Judge, District Court of Harper County, The Honorable Judge Douglas A. Kirkley, Special Judge, District Court of Wagoner County, The Honorable Judge Jequita H. Napoli, Special Judge, District Court of Cleveland County, The Honorable Judge Don Andrews, Special Judge, District of Oklahoma County This panel discussion with Oklahoma judges will offer participants tips, opportunities, and strategies for effective communication with their local judges. Oklahoma J Badges and Birkenstocks: Combining Cultures for Success, Kim Garrett, Victim Services Coordinator, Oklahoma City Police Department, Captain Kim Flowers, Oklahoma City Police Department When advocates and law enforcement work together the benefits are endless. This workshop will provide insight and tips of how to enhance the working relationship between advocates and law enforcement officers. With honesty and humor, this session will help you learn techniques to overcome challenges and build a collaborative and productive team for all partners. Oklahoma I Administering the Domestic Violence Inventory and Other Assessment Tools When Working with Batterers, Kristie Mitchell, MSW, CDSVRP, YWCA Oklahoma City This workshop will address assessment of domestic violence perpetrators, including the use of the Domestic Violence Inventory (DVI). Participants will be exposed to information related to identifying lethality risk indicators, properly administering the DVI, and how to identify elements from the comprehensive interview and assessment for use in a letter to referring agencies and victims. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Your Own
7 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions B Oklahoma H Sexual Assault: First Impression Matters, Thomas Tremblay, Consultant/Trainer, Tom Tremblay Law Enforcement Consultant & Training This presentation focuses on the importance of the victims' first impression of the entire multidisciplinary team including police, advocates, SANE, and the prosecutor. We will discuss victim centered approaches, including victim empowerment, and effective communication strategies that will build trust, develop rapport, and encourage victim support and continuation in the criminal justice process. Oklahoma D Meeting the Consent Defense, Anne Munch, J.D., Owner, Anne Munch Consulting Consent is the most common and most successfully utilized defense in non-stranger sexual assault cases. Traditional practices of investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cases often overlook evidence and strategies that are critical to succeeding. Looking carefully at the legal, as well as the common sense definitions of consent is a critical starting point for building successful investigations and prosecutions. This workshop examines topics such as documenting and corroborating the lack of consent, understanding how trauma indicates non consent and affects victim reporting and victim behavior, and how alcohol and drugs affect the question of consent. The workshop focuses on offender behavior and provides strategies for finding evidence of similar acts on the part of offenders. The course will be interactive and innovative, includes a combination of lecture, exercises and power point and will provide participants with strategies they can use in their work. It is beneficial for all audiences. Oklahoma I No Ordinary Safety Plan, Lori Aery Gonzalez, LPC, DVIS/Call Rape Safety planning is an essential part of working with clients. Unfortunately, safety planning is an evolving process due to the ever changing environment that we live in. This workshop will process through issues related to safety planning and attendees will learn to safety plan around a number of issues. Oklahoma B Federal Victim Services, Kim Weems, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Jennifer Cole-Robinson, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Mary Jo Speaker, U.S. Attorney s Office, Eastern District of Oklahoma Panel members will discuss their roles in providing services to Victims of Crime in the federal system. They will discuss the continuum of service from crime to disposition of a case and beyond.
8 Oklahoma C Impacts of Experiencing Domestic Violence, Jennifer McLaughlin, MSW, CDSVRP, Director of Professional Development, Oklahoma Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims who experience domestic violence often suffer from multiple trauma symptoms. This workshop will explore the signs and symptoms of trauma including examining PTSD and impacts on adult victims. Oklahoma G Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses, Andrea Hamor Edmondson, Rape Prevention and Education Coordinator, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Aliegha Mariott, Coordinator of Student Conduct, Oklahoma State University, Kathy Moxley, Director, Women s Outreach Center, University of Oklahoma, Michelle Stansel, Violence Prevention Program Coordinator, University of Central Oklahoma One in five women on college campuses will experience sexual violence and Oklahoma colleges and universities are working to address the problem. This panel discussion will bring together experts to discuss the successes and challenges around implementing the recommendations in the First Report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students From Sexual Assault on college campuses and next steps to reduce the rate of sexual assault on campuses. Oklahoma A Finding Common Ground: Advocating for Victim Safety in the Child Welfare System, Jacqueline Steyn, Program Manager, Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General Domestic Violence Advocates often work with families who are involved in the child welfare system. Safety for victims of domestic violence and their children is enhanced when the two systems develop strategies for working collaboratively. This workshop will offer suggestions for collaboration and discuss best practices for child welfare workers in their work with families experiencing domestic violence. Oklahoma J Why Does He Do It? Because It Works: Coercive Control Tactics of Abuse, Brandon Pasley, CDSVRP, Program Manager, Oklahoma Office of Attorney General Though the criminal justice system often views domestic violence through the lens of physical violence, perpetrators frequently rely on non-physical methods of coercion and control. Workshop participants will identify and discuss these methods through examples in videos developed by Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs, home of the Duluth Model. 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Break
9 3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions C Oklahoma A On-Scene Investigation, Mark Wynn, Wynn Consulting This lesson guides the investigating officer from the 911 call to prosecution. It is designed to improve the officer s skills in conducting an investigation by illustrating the CALM technique of gaining control and stabilizing the incident. The student will see the five objectives of domestic violence investigation including documentation of the evidence and interview techniques for the offender, victim, and children. Oklahoma D Battered Women Charged with Crimes, Christopher Mallios, Attorney Advisor for AEquitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women Prosecutors who handle a domestic violence docket understand the complex nature of cases, in which the complainant and the defendant are involved in an intimate, and often continuing, abusive relationship. Cases involving victims of battering charged with crimes committed against their abusers are particularly challenging to prosecutors because they usually involve prosecuting someone who is actually the victim of the complaining witness s ongoing abuse. While there may be enough evidence to go forward with these cases, it may not always be the most just or safest decision. Prosecutors are uniquely situated to learn more about both parties, determine if the defendant is a victim of battering, and intervene in a way that takes these contextual factors into consideration. presentation will focus on prosecutorial and law enforcement decision-making as well as the role advocates can play in case assessment. The presenters will also discuss the challenges faced in identifying and analyzing these cases and the benefits of a model contextualized prosecutorial response. This Oklahoma C Analyzing Dating and Sexual Violence Among Youth, Andrea Hamor Edmondson, Rape Prevention and Education Coordinator, Oklahoma State Department of Health, Thad Burk, Child and Adolescent Health Epidemiologist, Oklahoma State Department of Health The Youth Risk Behavior Survey provides state and national data on many health risks faced by high school youth. This workshop will provide information on accessing national and Oklahoma-specific data, interpreting the results, and using the data to develop and improve programs and services for youth.
10 Oklahoma J The Ripple Effect of Crime: Coordinating a Collaborative Response to Victimization in Tribal Communities, Dianne Barker Harrold, Resource Delivery Coordinator, Unified Solutions Tribal Community Development Group, Inc. This presentation begins by providing examples of how crime affects communities. The discussion then moves to creating collaborations, challenges often encountered and how to address those challenges, team building and the benefits of teams and collaborations and demonstrates consensus building with a fun interactive exercise. Examples of community teams and activities in tribal communities across the country are also provided. The final interactive exercise includes participants making a list of potential collaborative partners and drafting a plan to bring them together. Oklahoma H Domestic Violence: What All Mental Health Professionals Need to Know!, Jacqueline Steyn, Program Manager, Oklahoma Office of the Attorney General, Karen Frensley, Program Manager, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Mental Health Professionals often come into contact with victims of domestic violence. This workshop will assist the Mental Health Professional explore pathways to safety, resources and referrals for victims and how to become part of the solution. Scope of competence and ethical considerations will also be discussed. Oklahoma G The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Amanda Doran, Executive Director, Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma, Holly Grace, Program Director, ACMI House, Laura Allison, Executive Director, Family Resource Center, Margaret Goldman, Program Manager, Oklahoma Office of Attorney General, Kristie Mitchell, MSW, CDSVRP, YWCA Oklahoma City A panel of service providers representing shelters of differing sizes and geographic locations will discuss their journey to providing trauma informed services. Oklahoma I Grant Fraud Awareness and OIG Overview, Margo Palmer, Special Agent, U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General This presentation will introduce the OIG to the audience, explain how to identify and investigate allegations of fraud in DOJ grant programs, and provide examples of successful fraud investigations. Oklahoma B Empathy is Not Your Friend: How to Have a Successful Batterer Intervention Program, Shanna Rice, MHR, CEO/Executive Director, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Inc., Nathan Widener, MHR, Director of Business and Educational Services, Southwest Youth & Family Services, Inc. Participants will examine the necessity for shifting facilitator paradigms from a psychotherapeutic model to that of an educational framework in BIP groups. Participants will identify the role empathy play in an educational group and understand the role of the BIP facilitator in the group process.
11 Thursday, September 25, :00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Distinguished Service Award Presentation Representative Pam Peterson 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address Neurobiology of Trauma and Implications for Treatment and Advocacy Janine D Anniballe This presentation will discuss the topic of trauma and its psychobiological effects. The presentation will begin with an exploration of the nature of traumatic events (such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and witnessing violence), and the difference between normal, situational, and traumatic stress. Next, physiological components of trauma will be introduced, such as brain structures and biochemistry, and the essence of phenomenon such as dissociation, hyper-vigilance, and flashbacks will be explored. Additionally, we will explore various traditional and non-traditional approaches to treatment. 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Break 10:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions D Oklahoma A Finding and Helping the Hidden Victims : Responding to Children at the Scene, Mark Wynn, Wynn Consulting Some of the most overlooked and forgotten victims of domestic violence are the hidden victims, the children. This course provides the service provider (law enforcement, social services, etc.) with a deeper understanding of the obstacles, behaviors, investigation tips, and safety plans needed for successful interviews and intervention with children. Oklahoma D Unpoisoning the Well, Anne Munch, J.D., Anne Munch Consulting, Inc. Any victim of non-stranger sexual assault will tell you of the crippling effect they experience when the focus of the investigation or prosecution of their cases is ladened with messages that they are to blame, at least to some extent, for the crimes committed against them. Cultural beliefs about victim behavior such as drinking, manner of dress or other perceived risky behavior can poison a case by taking the focus off of the offender and on to the victim. This session will identify many of the common sources of victim blaming that can harm a case and will offer specific suggestions for jury selection that can successfully address the victim blaming attitudes that many jurors bring with them to the courtroom.
12 Oklahoma G Reducing Domestic Violence Fatality: Lethality Assessment Protocol, Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Jill Messing, MSW, PhD, Associate Professor, Arizona State University, Janet Sullivan Wilson, PhD, RN, Associate Professor, Director, Community Based Research, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Nursing, Sheryll Brown, MPH, Director, Injury Prevention, Oklahoma State Health Department, Captain Kim Flowers, Chief, Domestic Violence Unit, Oklahoma City Police Department, Kristie Mitchell, MSW, CDSVRP, YWCA Oklahoma City This multidisciplinary panel will bring together individuals from the law enforcement, advocacy and the research community to discuss findings from the National Institute of Justice funded research study conducted in Oklahoma (#2008-WG-BX-0002) to evaluate the Lethality Assessment Protocol (LAP), developed by the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence. Panelists will discuss implementation of the LAP through collaborating police and advocacy agencies and the benefits of a coordinated and holistic approach to working with victims and how this impacts victim safety. This panel presentation consists of a demonstration and practice of the police/advocate lethality assessment protocol, power point slides, handouts, and instruments/tools developed as part of the LAP. Oklahoma J VAWA Violations in Indian Country: A Step in the Right Direction, Shannon Cozzoni, J.D., Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney s Office, Northern District of Oklahoma This workshop will focus on VAWA and options for prosecuting those cases in Indian Country and the effects of the Tribal Law and Order Act on Tribal courts in Oklahoma. Oklahoma B A Three-Phase Treatment Model for Working with Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Janine D Anniballe, Director of Access, Emergency, And Community Services, Mental Health Partners This presentation will outline a three phase clinical model useful for providing treatment to adult sexual assault survivors. The model will include a combination of traditional and alternative interventions in working with survivors. Clinical case scenarios will be used to illustrate the practical application of the model. Oklahoma C Adult Sex Trafficking in Oklahoma, Michael Snowden, Agent-in Charge, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Human Trafficking Division, Craig Williams, Senior Agent, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Human Trafficking Division This workshop will look at the definition of Human Trafficking and examine the practical aspects of what we are doing to combat the issue. Presenters will discuss adult sex trafficking, domestic minor sex trafficking, and the variants of labor trafficking. Lastly, this workshop will look at recruitment methods of human traffickers and potential victim profiles, and what resources are available in this area.
13 Oklahoma I Grant Fraud Awareness and OIG Overview, Margo Palmer, Special Agent, U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General This presentation will introduce the OIG to the audience, explain how to identify and investigate allegations of fraud in DOJ grant programs, and provide examples of successful fraud investigations. Oklahoma H Working with the GLBTQ Community: Understanding Isolation and Fear, Thom Balmer, Ph.D, LPC, LMFT, Assistant Psychology Professor, Cameron University This workshop will assist participants in understanding and treating GLBTQ individuals using best practices. Providing specific services to the GLBTQ community will be discussed. Scenarios and group discussion will be utilized in this training. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. Lunch On Your Own 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions E Oklahoma D The Use of Technology to Stalk, Elaina Roberts, Program Attorney, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime According to the 2009 Bureau of Justice Statistics report, Stalking Victimization in the United States, 1 in 4 stalking victims were stalked using some form of technology. While this report was informative and groundbreaking in its examination of the widespread use of technology in stalking cases, the 1 in 4 estimates are likely quite low. Criminal justice professionals and victim service providers know that most stalking cases involve the use of at least one form of technology whether it is the use of cell phones, computers, GPS, social networking sites, s, or cameras. Yet, many responders and service providers are still uncertain exactly how offenders use these technologies to stalk, harass, intimidate and cause fear in their victims. In this interactive, informative and, at times, hands-on session, participants will have the opportunity to explore these diverse technologies. We will highlight the most common technologies being used in stalking cases, identify the dangers posed to victims, and demonstrate how offenders use the technologies to advance their stalking tactics. Oklahoma C How to Interpret the Domestic Violence Inventory: What Every Prosecutor Should Know, Kristie Mitchell, MSW, CDSVRP, YWCA Oklahoma City This workshop will address the assessment of domestic violence perpetrators by certified Batterers Intervention Programs (BIP). Participants will be exposed to information related to identifying lethality risk indicators, how the DVI is administered, and how to interpret the DVI report for translation in the court setting.
14 Oklahoma G Altered States: The Challenges of Clients in Shelter Who Abuse Substances, Niovonni Cox, Director of Client Services, Community Crisis Center Participants of this workshop will leave with the ability to identify reasons survivors abuse substances, and will become aware of their own biases when working with substance abusing clients. Participants will learn different ways to respond in a trauma informed manner and how to implement a safety plan when substance abuse is a concern. Oklahoma A Planning for Vicarious Trauma, Cathy Olberding, LPC, Clinical Director, Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau Vicarious Trauma will happen to domestic violence and sexual assault responders. This workshop will assist participants in assessing vicarious trauma and formulating a plan to reduce symptoms and increase longevity in the field. Oklahoma I Human Trafficking: Two Case Studies, R. Trent Shores, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney s Office, Northern District of Oklahoma, Clint Johnson, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Attorney s Office, Northern District of Oklahoma This workshop will focus on two recent cases that were prosecuted in the NDOK, USA s Office. An overview of the investigation and prosecution, along with services offered to the victims will be discussed. Oklahoma B Understanding Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual & Domestic Violence, Reverand Kenneth Schmidt, MA, LPC, NCC, Executive Director, Trauma Recovery Associates In order to respond with compassion and effectiveness, helpers must understand the deeply rooted dynamics from childhood trauma that influence current thoughts and behavior of victims of violence. This workshop will introduce the core concepts of trauma survivors. Oklahoma H Assisting Individuals Struggling with Disabilities, Thom Balmer, Ph.D, LPC, LMFT, Assistant Psychology Professor, Cameron University The focus of this workshop is understanding chronic pain issues, mobility issues, and addressing new limitations and new horizons for individuals struggling with physical and cognitive issues. 3:00 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Break
15 3:15 p.m. 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions F Oklahoma A Victim and Officer Safety, Mark Wynn, Wynn Consulting This lesson exposes the student to the reality and impact of violence committed against victims and police officers. The session will include a review of statistics for the past ten years encompassing the number of officers killed in the line of duty and the Most Dangerous duties for police. Common characteristic of a domestic violence offender, and common denominators in assessing the lethal risk to victims and officers will be discussed. Oklahoma G Domestic Violence Laws and Ethics, Travis Pickens, J.D., Ethics Counsel, Oklahoma Bar Association, Lesley March, J.D., Office of Attorney General, Unit Chief, Victim Services Unit, Gail Stricklin, J.D., Oklahoma Bar Association This workshop provides a summary of civil and criminal domestic violence laws, including 2014 session laws, and ethics in representing clients involved with domestic violence. Oklahoma D Working with Victims of Stalking, Elaina Roberts, Program Attorney, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime Stalking is a complex crime that results in victims experiencing a wide variety of effects physical, psychological, and financial. In this session we will discuss the myriad of responses of stalking victims, and provide participants with a framework for working with victims including stalking risk/threat assessment methods and a simple tool to safety plan with a victim. Oklahoma B Community Intervention Strategies for Homan Trafficking, Dr. Lori K. Basey, President, No Boundaries International. Through 3 case studies, participants will be exposed to what human trafficking looks like in the Oklahoma City metro area. Presenters will then explore bio-psycho-social intervention strategies that have been utilized in working with a multitude of trafficked women on an outreach, community-based model. The session will wrap up with information about how human trafficking affects the greater OKC community and participants will be challenged to respond. Oklahoma I Investigating the Stranger Serial Rapist: A Case Study, Investigator Gary Stansill, District 12 District Attorney s Office, Sgt. Mark Mears, Tulsa Police Department, Detective Marnie Waller, Tulsa Police Department Although the vast majority of rapes are perpetrated by non-strangers, it will be the stranger serial rapist that will receive public and media attention. The onslaught of leads, pressure from the media, limited agency resources and added stress to investigators all combine to create a challenge for the investigative agency to quickly apprehend the perpetrator before he strikes again. This workshop will be an overview of Tulsa Police Department investigation of a series of stranger rapes that plagued Tulsa starting in 2001 and ending in 2005 with the arrest of Gary Lee Graham. The workshop will examine the systematic approaches Tulsa PD Sex Crime Unit utilized that eventually lead to identifying Graham as the perpetrator. The workshop will further examine some of the complex issues and common problems associated with investigating the stranger serial rapist.
16 Oklahoma C In Their Own Words: Miss Mary, Tim Bailey, Program Field Representative, Adult Protective Services, Paul Needham, Program Field Representative, Adult Protective Services The key message for professionals in the aging services network is that abuse of older adults is primarily due to the power and control dynamic of domestic abuse, not to caregiver stress. The role of aging services network professionals is often to identify cases, refer to appropriate agencies, and provide services and support that can break isolation and improve socialization. Victim safety is paramount.
17 Laura Allison graduated from Seminole State College in 1994 with an associate degree. In 2000 she graduated from East Central University with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. In 2006 she graduated with a Master s of Social Work degree, with a concentration in Administration and Community Planning, from the University of Oklahoma. Laura has been the Executive Director of the Family Resource Center for the past seven years. Prior to that she worked for Youth & Family Resource Center as the Director of the Unzner Child Advocacy Center for five years. Judge Don Andrews The Honorable Don Andrews has been a Special District Judge in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma since March 1, Judge Andrews is currently assigned to the Family Court Division, after previous docket assignments concerning Victim s Protective Orders and Mental Health Emergency Detention proceedings. A lifetime resident of Oklahoma County, Judge Andrews obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Oklahoma ( 86) and a Juris Doctorate degree from Oklahoma City University ( 89). Prior to taking the bench, Judge Andrews maintained a private law practice for over twenty-two (22), representing both individual and business clients in a variety of proceeding, including but not limited to: general commercial and business litigation, debtor/creditor, replevin, landlord/tenant, foreclosure collections, bankruptcy, divorce, probate, estate planning and personal injury. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the Oklahoma County Bar Association, where he serves as a founding member on the Lawyers Against Domestic Violence Sub- Committee, and is on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Judges Association. Tim Bailey is a Program Field Representative for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) Adult Protective Services unit. He has been a co-trainer since He began his career with OKDHS as a field specialist, then Supervisor of 13 counties of northwest Oklahoma. He next became Area Liaison of 22 counties of NW Oklahoma. He went from Area Liaison to his current position as co-trainer with Paul Needham. Mr. Bailey graduated in 1978 from Cameron University with a degree in Sociology. Prior to his DHS employment, Mr. Bailey spent about 20 years in law enforcement in the areas of communication specialist, patrol officer, detective, and investigator for the District 2 District Attorney s office. Thom Balmer is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marital and family therapist. He also holds supervision credentials with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and with the Oklahoma Department of Health counseling division. He has provided over 30 years of counseling and clinical services in hospital, congregational, group home, residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. Thom completed a Master of Divinity degree in Psychiatric Chaplaincy, a Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling Studies. Thom is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Cameron University where he teaches practicum, counseling, marriage and family therapy, and human sexuality courses. He is a Minister of Word and Sacrament with the Presbyterian Church USA. Lori Basey is the President of No Boundaries International and has been practicing as a licensed and registered therapist in the state of Oklahoma since In the years following her graduation, she has specialized in acute psychiatric care and trauma counseling following the Oklahoma City bombing, the New York 911 disaster, the Haiti earthquake, as well as other locations such as Africa, Asia and Europe. Her most recent assignment has been addressing outreach programs, therapeutic
18 intervention and aftercare of those who have experienced physical and sexual abuse often found in trafficking in persons and prostituted individuals in Oklahoma City. Those comprehensive programs address the at-risk, the victims/survivors, and the perpetrators. Crystal Brill has been with DVIS/Call Rape since She has been trained in TFCBT, PCIT and CPP models and continues to practice therapy with children that have a history of trauma and domestic violence while also supervising a team of child therapists at DVIS. Crystal has a Masters from Oklahoma State University. Sheryll Brown, MPH, is the Director of the Injury Prevention Service of the Oklahoma State Department of Health. She received her MPH in epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma, College of Public Health. She has been with the Injury Prevention Service for 18 years and has worked in many areas of injury surveillance and programs. Currently, she is the principal investigator for the Oklahoma Core Injury and Violence Prevention Program, the Oklahoma Violent Death Reporting System, and the Oklahoma Rape Prevention Education program. She is a co-investigator with the Oklahoma Lethality Assessment Study. Thad Burke, MPH, is a Child and Adolescent Health Epidemiologist at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. He has extensive experience in grant writing, analyzing public health data, and assessing the needs of Oklahoma s women, infants, and children. Jackie Campbell, PhD, RN is the Anna D. Wolf Chair and Professor in the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing with a PhD from the University of Rochester. Dr. Campbell has been conducting advocacy policy work and research on violence against women since 1980, with continuous research funding from NIH, CDC, NIJ since She is an elected member of the American Academy of Nursing and the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Science and has published more than 225 articles and seven books. She has worked with several tribes in the US and Canada on research on violence in families and has been an advisor for two Native American PhD candidates. Jennifer Cole-Robinson (a member of the Cherokee Nation) is the BIA Victim Specialist since November As the Victim Specialist, her job is to work with victims of crimes in Indian Country. Victims of Crimes where BIA and/or FBI are a priority but Ms. Cole-Robinson can also assist victims where Tribal Police have jurisdiction. As the Victim Specialist, Ms. Cole-Robinson begins working with victims of crime in the investigation stage and continues through the Court process. Prior to working for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Ms. Cole-Robinson worked for Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare for 10 years. While at Cherokee Nation, Ms. Cole-Robinson worked in the State and Tribal Court systems advocating for Cherokee Families and ensuring the Indian Child Welfare Act was followed. Ms. Cole-Robinson also worked as a Child Protective Worker and investigated Child Abuse/Neglect allegations in Indian Country. Ms. Cole-Robinson has worked in the field of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault since 1996 at her local shelter, completing intakes, peer counseling and making community resource referrals. As the Volunteer Coordinator, she recruited and trained community volunteers on the dynamics of Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Crisis Intervention and Advocacy. As a volunteer she has worked hands on with victims of domestic violence through the legal system and sexual assault victims through the SANE process and legal system. Ms. Cole-Robinson obtained her BS in Criminal Justice from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah where she continues to reside with her family.
19 Niovonni Cox, CDSVRP, is the Director of Client Services for Community Crisis Center in Miami, Ok. She has 16 years of experience serving victims and survivors. Most of her experience has been working with clients out of shelter. In addition to shelter, she is the Sexual Assault Coordinator, does public speaking, and trains Law Enforcement in the areas of Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, and Stalking. Shannon Cozzoni began employment with the U.S. Attorney s Office for the Northern District of Oklahoma on October 25, 2011, and is primarily assigned to Indian Country Crimes. Prior to working for the Department of Justice, Shannon was First Assistant Attorney General of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation where she was employed beginning November of At the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Shannon was primarily responsible for drafting legislation and economic development and gaming matters, including the financing of the River Spirit Casino. Shannon was also the Prosecutor and liaison between the Nation and the Northern District of Oklahoma, Eastern District of Oklahoma and various District Attorney=s Offices within the Nation=s jurisdiction. While at the Nation, Shannon served on the Violence Against Women Task Force. Prior to working for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Shannon was an Assistant District Attorney for Creek/Okfuskee Counties. Shannon obtained a B.A. from Austin College in 1993 and received her J.D. from the University of Tulsa in Janine D Anniballe has been dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and training of sexual assault issues for the past 18 years. Currently, she is the Director of Access, Emergency, and Community Services at Mental Health Partners in Boulder, Colorado. Previously, she was the Executive Director of Moving to End Sexual Assault (MESA), the rape crisis center in Boulder Colorado for ten years. She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Tennessee. Dr. D Anniballe has provided training and consultation to attorneys, law enforcement, military personnel, mental health professionals, victim advocates and University staff in more than 30 states across the country. She serves as a trainer for the Ending Violence Against Women Project for the State of Colorado, providing training throughout the state addressing system response issues in sexual assault cases. In 2003, Dr. D Anniballe joined the faculty of the National Judicial Education Program that educates judges on sexual assault issues and how these cases are approached in the courtroom so as to minimize re-traumatization of victims without undermining defendants' constitutional rights. A licensed psychologist, Dr. D Anniballe has a private consulting practice in Boulder with an emphasis on understanding and treating psychological trauma. Additionally, she testifies as an expert witness in sexual assault cases throughout the state of Colorado. Amanda Doran is the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Program of North Central Oklahoma (DVPNCO), where she has served for 5 years. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a BA in Religion and Women s Studies, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration with an emphasis in gender based violence from UC Denver. Amanda has worked in the field of family violence since 2005 and has worked in direct services, recreational therapy, fundraising, and administration. Since coming to DVPNCO in 2009, Amanda has worked to provide clients with evidence based services in a trauma informed environment. She has overseen the implementation of voluntary services, on-scene advocacy, transitional housing, and domestic violence nurse exams. Amanda and the DVPNCO team are committed to empowering individuals, educating the community, and advocating for justice to end domestic violence and sexual assault. Andrea Hamor Edmondson, MA, CDSVRP, coordinates the Rape Prevention Education Program at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. Andrea has been an advocate for preventing violence for more than 15 years and for the last 8, has been part of a movement to help change the culture of
20 Oklahoma to reject domestic and sexual violence. She is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating community-based and statewide sexual violence prevention programs and is an author of the Oklahoma Strategic Plan to End Sexual Violence. Andrea has presented in communities and at both state and national conferences on intimate partner, sexual, and teen dating violence and has published in peer-reviewed journals and magazines. She has served as a member of the Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Committee, the Domestic Fatality Review Board, the Oklahoma Justice Commission, and is the Chair-Elect of the RPE Director s Council. Kim Flowers is proud to serve as Captain of the Robbery and Domestic Violence Investigations Units at the Oklahoma City Police Department. Captain Flowers has been an Officer for the past 31 years and has a range of experience from: Special Operations to serving as Assistant Commander of the Command Post, the TACT Team and the Emergency Response Team. Captain Flowers was born and raised in East Lansing, Michigan and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Ferris State College in Big Rapids Michigan. In 1982, she relocated to Oklahoma City to follow in her Uncle s footsteps as an Oklahoma City Police Officer. Karen Frensley is a licensed marriage and family therapist in Oklahoma and has been with the State of Oklahoma since Her career with the state includes working at the state Medicaid agency as a Behavioral Health Specialist, with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services as a child welfare worker and Programs Administrator, and with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services as Director of the Transformation State Incentive Grant as well as the Mental Health Transformation Grant. Prior to state service Karen worked as a therapist and administrator at a rural Community Mental Health Center for thirteen years. During her career Karen has provided services to children, families and adults and supervised both residential and outpatient programs. Kimberly Garrett was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She received her B.A. in Social Work in 2005 and her M.A. in Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno in Kim s passion for serving others led her into the field of victim services in 2000, where she began volunteering for the Crisis Call Center s Sexual Assault Support Services. In 2001 she became a program assistant, focusing on sexual violence prevention, and in 2003 she became the program Coordinator. In 2006 Kim became a Victim Advocate for the Reno Police Department s Victim Services Unit. There she received a Performance Commendation and the Commander s Commendation. In 2008 Kim was presented with the Kristine Nagy-Johnson award for Outstanding Victim Advocacy by the Child Abuse and Neglect Taskforce of Nevada. After relocating to Oklahoma City with her husband, Kim is proud to have started the Victim Services Program at the Oklahoma City Police Department. Under her leadership they received Honorable Mention for Excellence in Victim Services from IACP. Additionally due to her contributions in the field, Kim received Governor Mary Fallin s Commendation for Victim Services. Kim is certified as an Advanced Advocate through the National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA) and is a Licensed Master s Social Worker (LMSW) in the State of Oklahoma. Kim serves on multiple boards and committees which serve crime victims. Additionally, Kim is an adjunct professor for Oklahoma State University s Crime Victim/Survivor Services program and has over 800 hours of continuing education in victim services. In Kim s decade of service she has passionately advocated for thousands of crime victims including: homicide, DUI fatalities, child and elder abuse, suicide, missing persons and stalking. Her expertise is crimes against women, specifically sexual and domestic violence. Kim is dedicated to anti-violence efforts and empowering vulnerable populations that are affected by crime.