2016 CCCFV Conference




North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference 2016

Premiere Live Event for

Family Violence Professional Development & Education


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The conference is designed to providing continuing education to many disciplines from law enforcement and first responders to faith leaders, health professionals and counselors. Course topics include approaches related to domestic violence response, sexual assault, trauma informed care, ethics, survivor impact stories and working with diverse populations. 

Pre-conference 1/2 day event – $20

(stand alone or combine with full conference)

The Rev. Al Miles, nationally recognized expert on domestic and dating violence and child abuse awareness, will speak on the topic,  ”Divine Privilege: Understanding the Intersection of Spiritual Abuse and Domestic Violence.” on Wednesday, October 19 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Collin College SCC Living Legend Conference Center. Registration information to follow.

Full 3-day Conference – $150

 [see detail agenda & speakers]

This affordable two-day conference will provide cross-discipline professionals in law enforcement and criminal justice, social work and professional counseling, healthcare, and faith-based organizations with information and tools to perform their jobs more effectively. Continuing education credits will be awarded.

Meet Our Keynote Speakers

Diane Reeve:  Standing Strong Survivor Story

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Divorced after 18 years of marriage, Diane Reeve thought she had finally found the last love of her life.  The charming and handsome Frenchman she met almost was – but not in the way she expected. After dating 4 1/2 years with plans to move in together, Diane was devastated to learn that he had been cheating. Worse, she also found out that he had knowingly transmitted HIV to her.

Undaunted, she risked her life to find other survivors. There were more than 50!  In a landmark court case, he was convicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison. Her story is one of hope, inspiration, courage and the power of women supporting women. Diane’s story was viewed by millions on 20/20 and Oprah and has been the subject of various magazine and newspaper articles worldwide.  She received the Paul S. Chapman award from the Foundation for the Improvement of Justice for her significant contribution to justice in America.  She will be featured this fall on Oprah’s “Where Are They Now.”

See a clip about Diane’s unusual and highly publicized personal story about intimate partner violence.


Reverend Al Miles


Reverend Miles speaks frequently to nationwide audiences on topics as domestic violence, teen dating violence awareness, ethical dilemmas, and maintaining healthy boundaries as we care for others. In October 2002, he was appointed by Attorney General John Ashcroft to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Violence Against Women. He is the author of many publications, including the books Domestic Violence: What Every Pastor Needs to Know (1st and 2nd Edition), and Ending Violence in Teen Dating Relationships: A Resource Guide for Parents and Pastors. Reverend Miles is the Coordinator of the Hospital Ministry Department for Pacific Health Ministry at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.

See Rev. Miles speaking to congregation.

Lisa L. Thompson:  Sexual Exploitation and trafficking

Lisa L. Thompson

As Vice President & Director of Education and Outreach for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Lisa oversees the organization’s strategic planning and programs for increased public understanding of sexual exploitation. She conducts analysis, develops research initiatives, and liaises with public officials, non-profit organizations, as well as institutions of higher learning and academics, to generate collaborative action to combat the full spectrum of sexual exploitation, especially pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual trafficking, and sexual assault. Lisa routinely speaks about sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation, and facilitates anti-trafficking training events for a diverse range of audiences.

Some of the cutting edge topics include:

This year’s 2016 Breakout Sessions and Workshops include:

  • Keynote Speaker: Diane Reeve
  • Keynote Speaker: Reverand, Al Miles
  • Keynote Speaker: Lisa Thompson
  • EMDR:  Jenna Mountain & Kimberly Galindo
  • Eye-witness testimony: Josh Arduego
  • Language Matters from Report to Healing: Haleh Cochran & Tonia Cunningham
  • BIPP: David Alamager
  • Keynote Speaker, Diane Reeve:  Standing Strong Survivor Story
  • Social Justice Ethics: Wendy H (two part sessions)
  • In Their Shoes, Teen Perspective: Vanessa Vaughter
  • Sexual Predators: Elizabeth Donegan
  • Reaching Out to Male Survivors: Emiliano C. Diaz de Leon
  • Community Collabortation for Survivors with Addictons: ROSC & San Angelo
  • High Risk Lethality Investigations: Detective Cory Kraft
  • Immigration FV/SA: Linda Brandamiller JD
  • Child Abuse
  • Ethics: Lori Leu (2 session series)
  • PREVENTION: Madison Jackson
  • Sexual Exploitation and trafficking: Lisa Thompson
  • Creating Safe Spaces Sheltering Male Survivors: Roy Rios TCFV
  • Legislative Updates/CPS: Donna Bloom
  • Why Trauma Informed The Family Place
  • Experiential Self Care: DARC


Continuing Education Credits for:

  • CJAD
  • CLE
  • LMFT
  • LPC
  • LCDC
  • LCSW
  • LMSW

Collin College is a provider of CEUs for LPCs, Provider No. 2605 expires February 28, 2017. Courses are approved by TX State Board of Examiners of Psychologists, TX State Board of Marriage & Family Therapists, TX DSHS Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Program, TX Certification Board of Addiction Professionals..  TCOLE credits provided by Collin College Law Enforcement Academy. TDCJ-CJAD has reviewed the agenda and as per Guideline #2, this training has been approved for 11.5 Family Violence training hours.




The Ethical Challenges When Working with Clients with Dementia

 Angela F. Thomas, MSN, RN, CMC  and Lori Leu, Attorney 

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This program will cover 5 of the most common ethical challenges of professionals caring for those with dementia.  This activity will help the attorney or clinical providers (MD, NP, RN) to be aware of the areas where seniors can be harmed or in danger from either self-neglect or neglect by the caregiver.

The attendees will understand how dementias contribute to the difficult ethical challenges for families and other responsible persons to decide on appropriate levels of care.  They will also understand how the legal concept of personal autotomy impacts care decisions and what are the legal standards that are considered when pursuing a guardianship.

We would expect the attendees to be able to support families and seniors as they struggle with these ethical challenges and to know when to report to appropriate authorities such as adult protective services for further evaluation.



Wende Hilsenrod, 

Training Specialist and Training Director at Texas Association Against Sexual Assault

  • LPC, LMSW, Mental Health Supervisors and other mental health professionals can receive their required hours in ethics.
  • Learn about ethics as it relates not only to helping victims but also in communicating and collaborating with other organizations
  • Address topics related to current social justice initiatives
  • Enhance ways in which you can provide and raise the standard of treatment and right of survivors.



Event Information

Pre-Conference Event – $20

(stand alone registration or combine with full conference)

Divine Privilege: Understanding the Intersection of Spiritual Abuse and Domestic Violence.

When Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Registration: 12:30pm
Collin College Spring Creek Campus
SCC Living Legend Conference Center
2800 E.Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074

CCCFV Conference – $150

Thursday and Friday,
October 20-21, 2016
Check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Collin College Spring Creek Campus
SCC Living Legend Conference Center
2800 E.Spring Creek Parkway Plano, TX 75074

Pre-Conference (Wed) Only-$25
2-Day (Thu-Fri)  Conference- $150
2-Day + Pre-conference- $165

Additional $50 charge for walk-up registration

Map Link for Event  

Hotel Information

Discounted rate arranged with Marriott Courtyard – Allen, TX.  Discount code revealed following conference reservation.



Joanie Stephens, Conference Chair 972-769-0557; cccfvconverence@jlcollincounty.org



How To Get Involved

Vendor Tables

If you are currently a CCCFV Member and would like to participate as a vendor at the Facing Family Violence Conference, please click here to download and complete the following application and submit it via email to conference@ccc-fv.org by October 3, 2016. All other interested vendors must mail or hand-deliver the application and payment to Collin County Council on Family Violence 5805 Coit Road, Suite 301 – Plano, Texas 75093 by October 10, 2016.

We are currently seeking vendors representing:

  • Corporations that support the fight against family violence
  • Community Organizations
  • Local Non-profit Organizations
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Family Services
  • Book Sales [presenting speakers only]
  • Counseling support

Sponsorship Opportunities

On October 19-21, 2016, CCCFV will sponsor the 14th Annual Facing Family Violence Conference. The conference goal is to put information and tools into the hands of those members of our community who work to eliminate abuse and respond to family violence by a coordinated, comprehensive effective effort which includes education, prevention, intervention and seamless 24-hour assistance.

The conference will be held at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus in Plano, Texas. We are currently in the process of securing support from community partners to offer this robust, impactful educational opportunity. These funds will help to effectively present this event to the community.

It is our hope is that you will partner with us to help improve life in Collin County through your sponsorship of the 14th Annual Facing Family Violence Conference, an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County. If you have questions, or would like additional details about opportunities for you to support the efforts of the Collin County Council on Family Violence, please contact us at 972-769-0557 or via email at cccfvconference@jlcollincounty.org .