2017 Biennial Institute

Date: May 10th & 11th, 2017 from 9:00am - 5:00pm

Orlando, FL

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Please join us for the FCADV Biennial Statewide Training Institute! This year's theme is Bridging the Gap: A Collaborative Approach to Ending Domestic Violence. 

Keynote speaker Jean Kilbourne

Jean Kilbourne is internationally recognized for her groundbreaking work on the image of women in advertising and her critical studies of alcohol and tobacco advertising. Her

films, lectures, and television appearances have been seen by millions of people throughout the world. She was once named by The New York Times Magazine as one of the three most popular speakers on college campuses. In 2015 she was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

She is the author of the award-winning book Can’t Buy My Love: How Advertising Changes the Way We Think and Feel and So Sexy So Soon: The New Sexualized Childhood and What Parents Can Do to Protect Their Kids. The prize-winning films based on her lectures include Killing Us Softly, Spin the Bottle, and Slim Hopes. She is a frequent guest on radio and television programs.


Keynote speaker Marcus Bruning

Marcus Bruning retired in 2013 after a 28 year public safety career. Marcus served the last 20 years with the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office where he retired as Supervising Deputy Sheriff (Rank of Major). Marcus also founded Marcus Bruning Training and Consulting in 2001.

Marcus Bruning is known for the real world practical education and training he provides for law enforcement professionals across the country. Marcus Bruning is a certified Federal Law Enforcement Training Center training specialist and currently provides instruction nation-wide in domestic crisis intervention and intelligence led policing.

Marcus Bruning is nationally recognized as an expert on law enforcement response to intimate partner abuse, trauma-informed interviewing, sexual assault and stalking.

Major Bruning has published articles in the National Sheriff’s Magazine and has been quoted in Oprah’s “O” Magazine. Marcus is also an adjunct professor for the University of Minnesota from which he earned his Masters of Education degree and is a member of American Mensa.

Speakers presenting for workshops and plenary sessions will also include:

Pamela Jacobs, J.D. from Pamela Jacobs Consulting to discuss Understanding Empowerment-Based Advocacy and Providing Culturally Competent, Relevant, and Accessible Services

April Burgess-Johnson, Trainer and Consultant to discuss Responding to Impacts of Domestic Violence on Survivors and Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

Cpl. Alan Wilkett, Pasco County Sherriff’s Department to discuss Human Trafficking: The Emerging and Evolving Threat

Jenna Foster, Department of Criminal Justice Services Training Consultant to discuss The Importance of Creating Trauma-Informed Wraparound Services for Children, Youth & Families Affected by Domestic Violence and Improving Multi-Disciplinary Practices for Children & Youth in Communities

Crystal Allen, Osceola Bureau Chief, State Attorney Circuit 9 to discuss Perspectives of Prosecution in the InVEST model

Paula Basil, Executive Director, A No Abuse, Inc. to discuss Batterer Intervention Programs, Back to our Roots!

VIDA Legal Services to discuss Improving Access to Justice for Immigrant Survivors and Violence and Trafficking in Persons: Increasing Providers’ Capacity and Survivors’ Access to Justice

Judge White-Labora; Bob Smedley, FCADV InVEST Program Coordinator, and Maria Mejia to discuss Effective BIP Programs: What Does it Take?

Kenya Fairley, Supervisory Program Specialist, Family Violence Prevention and Services Program, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to discuss Highlighting Partnerships to Support Runaway Youth Who Need a Safe Place to Go and Compassionate Support for Pregnant Survivors of Abuse

Cynthia Rubenstein, FCADV Fatality Review Team Coordinator to discuss Understanding Risk Indicators for Intimate Partner Homicide

Marcus Bruning, St. Louis County, MN Sheriff’s Office, Ret. to discuss An In-Depth Look at Trauma-Informed Services and How We Gather Information From the Victim

Judge Steven Fahlgren and Steven Bradley, FCADV Technology & Safety Program Specialist to discuss Collecting, Preserving, and Presenting Digital Evidence of Stalking and Domestic Violence

Jennifer Fountaine, Survivor to discuss InVEST; A Survivor’s perspective of Coordinated Response

Cecille Lucero & Kathy Grunewald from Florida Legal Services to discuss Legal Problem Solvers: Assisting Domestic Violence Survivors,

Judge Howard McGillin to discuss Domestic Violence and Military Families

Emily Calvin, FCADV Child Welfare Initiatives Manager and J’ere Clark, FCADV Domestic Violence and Child Welfare Specialist to discuss From Collaboration to Systems Change: Partnering with Child Welfare

Mark Wynn from Wynn Consulting, Domestic & Sexual Violence Prevention Training and Consulting to discuss Law Enforcements role in a CCR and The Realities of Violence Against Women – Assessing Threats and the Risk of Homicide

Melissa Rhodes, Clinical Director, Arizona Child and Adolescent Survivor Initiative, Family Violence Institute, NAU to discuss Surviving Children of Intimate Partner Homicide: A Community Response

FCADV Quality Assurance & Contracts and Grants team to discuss FCADV Fiscal/Administrative Standards and Internal Controls, FCADV Program Standards and Osnium

Mark Payne CPA, partner at James Moore, certified public accountants and consultants to discuss Budgeting and Cost Allocation Methodology

Dr. Martha Ramos Duffer from Quantum Possibilities to discuss Appreciative Inquiry and Technical Assistance Resource Center & Leadership and Time Management

Tammie Eldred, Esq., Vice President of Human Resources, Iconic Group, Inc. to discuss HR Law

Karina Rodriguez-Matzen and Gary Lippman, FCADV IFP Project Managing Attorneys to discuss Confidentiality and Release of Information When Working with Survivors