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Did you know that...

That Yvette Cade, a survivor of domestic

violence, was intentionally set on fire, at her workplace, by her estranged husband. She has shared her courageous story on "Oprah," "Nancy Grace," and "Montel Williams?"

In 2007, 52 Marylanders were killed as a

result of domestic violence?

Of those 52 deaths, 7 were by


Into the Light VI

Training Objectives

Develop awareness about the impact of

domestic violence on children and how it correlates with bullying and victimization.

How to Get There

Hood College is located at 401 Rosemont Ave., Frederick, Maryland.

From Points North: Follow U.S. 15 south from Gettysburg and points north to Frederick. Take Rosemont Avenue exit. Turn right onto Rosemont Avenue. Travel approximately one-half mile and turn left at the entrance to Hood. From Points West: Follow I-70 east from Hagerstown and points west. Take first Frederick exit onto U.S. 40. follow U.S. 40 east to U.S. 15 north to Rosemont Avenue. Turn left onto Rosemont Avenue. Travel approximately one-half mile and turn left at the entrance to Hood. From Washington: Follow I-270 northwest from Washington, D.C., toward Frederick and Gettysburg. Avoid turning to I-70. I-270 ends and the highway becomes U.S. 15 north. Follow U.S. 15 north to Rosemont Avenue. Turn left onto Rosemont Avenue. Travel approximately one-half mile and turn left at the entrance to Hood. From Baltimore: Follow I-70 west from Baltimore to junction with U.S. 15 north (Exit 53). Follow U.S. 15 north to Rosemont Avenue exit. Turn left onto Rosemont Avenue. Travel approximately one-half mile and turn left at the entrance to Hood. Please go to for specific directions from your location.

Develop an understanding of how batterer's use children to continue to hurt their victims.

Provide critical reviews of domestic violence laws and their impact on the criminal justice system.

The intimate partner was responsible for 43

of those deaths?

In a national survey of more than 6,000

families, 50% of the men who frequently assaulted their wives also frequently abused their children?

Highlight the widespread impact of domestic violence in our communities.

Provide networking opportunities.

This conference is sponsored by:

Domestic violence: will the story ever change?

For more information, contact: SueAnn Straley, Frederick County State's Attorney's Office 301-600-2397 E-mail: [email protected]

Into the Light VI


8:00 - 8:30 8:30 - 8:45 8:45-10:15


Registration and Networking Welcome and Introductions Keynote Speaker: Yvette Cade: A Survivor's Story Break Break-out Sessions Lunch and Resource Mart Break-out Sessions Break Panel: A Bad Year In MD Closing

Break-out Sessions

SESSION C: Bullying in Schools: A Link to Domestic Violence Speaker: Sharon Boettinger, Supervisor of Counseling & Student Support, FCPS and Brett Stark, Curriculum Specialist, FCPS Research has found a strong link between exposure to domestic violence and bullying and victimization in school. Learn how the responses of the young bully and victim lead to perpetuation of the DV cycle and various prevention methods. SESSION D: Lethality Assessment: Mapping our Progress Speaker: Karen Hartz, LAP Project Manager, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence Maryland's Lethality Assessment Program has been in use since 2004, this session will look at the past, present and future for the assessment. SESSION E: Domestic Violence 101 (MORNING SESSION ONLY) Speaker: Teresa Bean, Assistant State's Attorney, Frederick County, Maryland This session will highlight the dynamics of DV including recognizing types of abusive behavior; why some victims remain in abusive relationships; discuss abusive relationships using the power and control wheel and the cycle of violence; and address the myths around DV. SESSION F: Mandatory Arrests in DV Cases: Laws That Began with Good Intentions Speaker: Laura Dugan, Associate Professor, University of Maryland. Many states passed mandatory arrest laws to eliminate police inaction in response to DV. However, findings show that mandatory arrest policies keep people from calling the police when violence occurs. Review the evidence as to whether these laws have perverse effects on intimate partner violence, harming the very people they seek to help. SESSION G: Children as Pawns: Understanding the Batterer's Mentality. (AFTERNOON SESSION ONLY) Speaker: Dr. Joyanna Silberg, Executive Vice President, The Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence. This presentation will evaluate common myths in the media that contribute to denial about the harm of domestic violence and the perpetrators of domestic violence. The presenter will analyze how perpetrators of domestic violence often use children as pawns of their own violent and coercive agenda.

Registration Form

_______________________________________ Name* _______________________________________ Address _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Phone _______________________________________ E-Mail _______________________________________ Educational Institution/ Employer *I understand that by registering, if I fail to cancel 48 hours prior to the conference, I will be assessed a $20 fee.

Hood College October 10, 2008 8:00 a.m. ­ 3:30 p.m. Rosenstock Auditorium Registration Deadline

October 1, 2008 Please register early!

10:15 - 10:30 10:30 - 11:45 11:45 - 12:30 12:30 - 1:45 1:45 - 2:00 2:00 - 3:00 3:00 - 3:15

Special Requests:

Dietary (specify): _________________________ Special Accommodations Needed: ___________ _______________________________________

Open To The Public

Who Should Attend? Individuals

who are concerned about the escalating problems associated with domestic violence and who are committed to stopping violence in their communities.

Break-out Sessions

SESSION A: Marital Privilege Law Sends Wrong Message Speaker: Karen Bune, Victim Specialist, State's Attorney's Office for Prince George's County, Maryland This session discusses the Marital Privilege law and whether it is detrimental to domestic violence victims as well as the entire criminal justice system. Does this law send the wrong message to the abuser, the victim and the community at large? Learn why now is the time for Maryland to abolish the privilege law. SESSION B: Strangulation: It's NOT a Slap in the Face Speaker: Stephen Roscher, Assistant State's Attorney, Baltimore County Unconsciousness in seconds, death within minutes, strangulation cases need to be treated seriously. Only recently has strangulation been identified as one of the most lethal forms of DV. This session will discuss how we can all improve our handling of these cases from beginning of investigation through prosecution, thereby elevating strangulation cases to felony status.

A.M Break Out Sessions

Select 2 and mark order of preference)

Session A: Session C: Session E: Session B: Session D: Session F:

Lunch and Refreshments:

Lunch will be provided. Please note any special dietary needs on registration form. Light refreshments will be available during registration and morning breaks.

P.M. Break Out Sessions

Select 2 and mark order of preference)

Session A: Session C: Session F: Session B: Session D: Session G:

Conference Cost: *Free

*Disclaimer: A $20 fee will be assessed if you fail to attend without 48 hour cancellation notice.


General CEU's will be given to full day participants only. Cost is $10 and must be sent in by October 1.

Fax Registration Form to: SueAnn Straley 301-600-2195 Mail Registration Form to: State's Attorney's Office P.O. Box 210; Frederick, MD 21705 ATTN: SueAnn Straley


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