Homecoming Bannder Version B


9:00 am - 9:30 am – Registration/Networking 

9:30 am - 9:45 am – Welcome Remarks

9:45 am - 10:45 am – Keynote Address by Tania Araya, MSW ‘95
Keynote speaker Tania Araya will address many of the systematic challenges practitioners, advocates, and researchers encounter while working in Intimate Partner Violence (IPV).

10:45 am - 11:00 am – Break 

11:00 am - 12:15 pm – Panel Discussion: Bridging Intimate Partner Violence-Related Education, Practice, and Research: Challenges and Paths Forward

Moderator: Laurie Graham, Ph.D. 

Panelists: Leigh Goodmark, J.D.; Iris Cardenas, Ph.D.; and Christina Simmons, LCSW-C LICSW
In this moderated panel discussion, panelists Leigh Goodmark, Iris Cardenas, and Christina Simmons will discuss their extensive and varied professional experiences addressing and preventing intimate partner violence (IPV). Moderator Laurie Graham will ask panelists to respond to a series of questions focused on current pressing challenges and needs in IPV practice, advocacy, education, and research. Panelists will also engage in dialogue about how we might address these challenges as a field and strengthen the relationships between IPV-related education, practice, and research in culturally and linguistically relevant ways that support diverse communities impacted by IPV. The panel will invite audience questions and input for panelist responses.

12:15pm – 1:30 pm – Alumni Association Awards Ceremony and Luncheon 

1:30 pm – 1:45 pm – Break

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm – Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Beginning the Healing Journey: A Mind-Body Approach for Healing from IPV – Christina Simmons, LCSW-C LICSW

Intimate partner violence often involves multi-layered mental, physical, and emotional abuse. The complexity of the trauma negates the necessity for complexity in healing approaches. While healing is journey rather than a destination, participants will learn about the mind-body connection and learn foundational tools for incorporating a mind-body approach in healing from intimate partner violence.

Overcoming Economic Abuse: Creating Sustainable Futures for Survivors - K. Tony Korol-Evans, Ph.D. and Christine Callahan, PhD, LCSW-C

This training with Dr. Christine Callahan of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Dr. Tony Korol-Evans of the Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence focuses on identifying and responding to economic abuse. Dr. Callahan and Dr. Korol-Evans will discuss the types of economic abuse that survivors encounter, ways to respond to survivors about economic justice, and interventions to promote economic stability, safety, and sustainability.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm – Break

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm – Debrief Session with Laurie Graham, Ph.D.

After attending individual breakout sessions, attendees will reconvene to synthesize their learnings from across the day. Facilitated by Laurie Graham and joined by breakout session speakers will summarize key lessons learned in each of the day’s activities. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and offer input on these lessons learned and share ideas concerning ways to strengthen IPV education, practice, and research moving forward.

4:00 pm – Adjournment*

*Participants are required to sign out to receive full CEs. 

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