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Conference 2018

Join us for Cornerstone's 2018 Midwest Conference on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse

Cornerstone’s Midwest Conference on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse features a broad spectrum of workshops by nationally and locally-renowned experts on issues related to domestic violence, sexual violence and human trafficking.

The 10th Midwest Conference on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse will take place on November 8 and 9, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington. Follow #CASconf for updates.

“I have always found the Cornerstone conference to be a great learning and networking opportunity. It gives us the opportunity to learn about the communities we serve from the victim’s perspective.” —corrections supervisor

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Registration

Online registration and registration by fax or mail has closed. Attendees are welcome to register day-of at the conference at the post October 19 rates stated below. 

Conference Registration Form 

Please contact 952.884.0376 with questions regarding registration.

Conference Fees:

Regular – registered on or before October 19, 2018**

  • Both Days $199
  • 1 Day (11/8) $119
  • 1 Day (11/9) $119

Student – registered on or before October 19, 2018**
Full time students are eligible for a reduced rate. Enclose a copy of your valid student ID.

  • Both Days $179
  • 1 Day (11/8) $99
  • 1 Day (11/9) $99

Group – registered on or before October 19, 2018**
Agencies sending 5 or more employees may take advantage of the reduced group rate per person attending. All forms must be mailed in the same envelope or faxed together.

  • Both Days $189
  • 1 Day (11/8) $109
  • 1 Day (11/9) $109

**Registrations received after October 19, 2018: Please add $20 per registration to the conference rate above.

Registration Policies:

Confirmation: Registrations are confirmed by email. Do not assume you are registered unless you have received an email confirmation. If you do not provide an email address, please provide a phone number and confirmation will occur by phone call.

Conference materials: In an effort to be more environmentally conscious, all conference materials provided by the speakers (PowerPoint presentations, speaker handouts, etc.) will be available for download at www.cornerstonemn.org/2018conferencematerials beginning November 1. Printed copies will not be available at the conference for preregistered attendees. Conference registrants will receive a code via email on November 1, 2018 to access materials.

Cancellation: If you are unable to attend or arrange for a substitute in your place, you may obtain a refund minus a $50 administrative fee by providing notice on or before November 4, 2018. If you cancel on or after November 5, 2018, or do not attend, you are responsible for the entire fee. To cancel or arrange for a substitute please call 952.884.0376.

Photography: By registering for the conference you agree to be photographed for Cornerstone’s promotional purposes. Please contact jennas@cornerstonemn.org to opt out.

Conference Schedule

The 10th Annual Conference on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton (7800 Normandale Boulevard) in Bloomington, Minnesota.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 am Welcome – Day One
9:00 am Opening Keynote Presentation
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Opening Keynote
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Early Afternoon Workshops (Workshop Block 1)
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Afternoon Workshops (Workshop Block 2)
4:30 pm Close, CEU Certificates and (optional) Social Hour hosted by Cornerstone’s Young
Professionals Board—NEW! Network with conference attendees on Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm at the hotel’s bar. Light appetizers will be provided. Cash bar. Enter your name to win a raffle prize!

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
8:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:50 am Welcome – Day Two
9:00 am Morning Workshops (Workshop Block 3)
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Late Morning Workshops (Workshop Block 4)
12:15 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Closing Keynote Presentation
2:30 pm Close and Wrap Up
2:40 pm CEU Certificates

Conference Keynote Speakers

Featuring an engaging opening keynote presentation by Lt. Mark Wynn with the Nashville Police Department, and a moving closing keynote address by attorney, author and survivor Olga Trujillo.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Lt. Mark Wynn
Lt. Wynn will motivate the audience to look at domestic violence through the eyes of a twenty-year public servant and a ten-year survivor of domestic violence. He will discuss the importance of an ongoing commitment to guaranteeing individual civil rights. During the opening keynote, he will address why victims are reluctant to report, why they stay, why offenders batter and the impact of violence on children. Attendees will further their understanding of victims’ lack of protection and loss of trust in government and the community, as well as who pays the price for failing the victims of this often hidden crime. He will draw a clear connection between power and control used in terrorism and in domestic violence and will challenge the audience to change the system to ensure the safety of victims, the police and the community.

ABOUT MARK: Lt. Mark Wynn is a 21-year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department. He served as Lieutenant to the Domestic Violence Division and was a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team for 15 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards and certificates, including the 1995 National Improvement of Justice Award and the 1998 Nashvillian of the Year Award.

THE IMPACT OF PHYSICAL AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE: A Personal Journey Revealed
Olga Trujillo, JD
Olga Trujillo watched as her father abused her mother for years. She was also sexually abused by her father and brothers. Ms. Trujillo, now an attorney, advocate and author, underwent a journey to understand how the violence she witnessed and endured impacted her life. Although tragic, her story of survival is inspiring and hopeful. She shows how each person can and does make a difference in the lives of others.

ABOUT OLGA: Olga Trujillo is an attorney, speaker, author and survivor. Her experience over the past 26 years has been as a private attorney, an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and a consultant to many local, state and national organizations. Olga is an internationally sought speaker and author of “The Sum of My Parts”.

Workshops

Click here for the full workshop descriptions. 

Thursday, November 8

1:15-2:45pm Workshop Block 1 (#1-3)
• Victim and Officer Safety (1)
• Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Trauma-Informed Care (2)
• Decoding Rape Culture: Challenging Narratives that Normalize Sexual Violence (3)

3-4:30pm Workshop Block 2 (#4-6)
• Domestic Violence and the Elderly (4)
• The Family Court Enhancement Project and A SAFeR Approach to Cases Involving Intimate Partner Violence and Children (5)
• Developing a Response to Youth Victims of Labor Trafficking (6)

Friday, November 9

9am-10:30am Workshop Block 3 (#7-9)
• The Neurobiology of Trauma: Understanding Victim Behavior (7)
• Prevalence and Characteristics of Intimate Partner Rape (IPR) Among Domestic Violence & Sexual Offenders, Part 1 (8)
• Intimate Partner Violence and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders (9)

10:45am-12:15pm Workshop Block 4 (#10-12)
• Health Care After Violence (10)
• Prevalence and Characteristics of Intimate Partner Rape (IPR) Among Domestic Violence and Sexual Offenders, Part 2 (11)
• Trauma Across Generations: Domestic Violence and the African American Community (12)

Speaker Bios

Conference Learning Objectives

Following this learning activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the complexities of interpersonal violence and the impact of a victim-centered, multi-disciplinary response.
  • Gain new insights into the dynamic of trauma and the victim and perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.
  • Identify techniques to assist and support victims/survivors of interpersonal violence and to address barriers to their safety and self-reliance.

CEUs

The conference has been approved for the following Continuing Education Credits:

Minnesota Board of Social Work: HealthPartners Institute is an approved CE provider (Approval # CEP-491) of the Minnesota Board of Social Work. This program meets the requirements for 10.25 continuing education credits.

Minnesota Board of Psychology: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Psychology (Board Log Number: 201805.236) for 11.0 continuing education hours for attendance at both days of the event.

Minnesota Board of Nursing: This program is designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Nursing’s requirements. It is the responsibility of each nurse to determine if the program meets the criteria for licensure or recertification in their discipline.

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (Board number assigned 2018.CE.ADC.042) for 10.25 continuing education hours for attendance both days for licensed alcohol and drug counselors.

Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy (Board number assigned 2018.CE. 138) for 10.25 continuing education hours for attendance both days for licensed professional counselors and licensed professional clinical counselors.

Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training: Cornerstone is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. Cornerstone’s 10th Midwest Conference on Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Course #10199-0011 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course in its entirety will receive 10 credits of continuing education.

Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapists: This activity has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapists (Board number assigned L-CE:2018-260) for 10.25 continuing education hours for attendance both days for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists.

This conference has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education (Event Code # 258514) for 10.25 standard hours of credit.

Thank you to Health Partners for their CEU sponsorship!

Lodging

A limited block of discounted rooms ($99 standard room) are held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Bloomington through October 24, 2018.

Reservations by Phone/Email: Make your room reservation by calling 952.893.8427 or emailing kari.tomlinson@hilton.com. Mention the Cornerstone Conference on November 8 and 9 to receive the group rate.

Online Reservations: Make your room reservation online at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/M/MSPBSDT-COA-20181104/index.jhtml