North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference
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The Collin County Council on Family Violence

Family violence has no home in Collin County, but hope does.

The Collin County Council on Family Violence strengthens collaborative, professional partnerships and serves as a catalyst for a sustained movement against family violence in Collin County. We are proud of the work our member organizations do to help victims of family violence in Collin County.

A Statewide Model of Collaboration

What started as a Junior League of Collin County, JLCC, initiative and workshop in November 1999 flourished into an active Council of more than sixty community partners. These member-partners represent all areas of the community, including local and state government, law enforcement, education, faith and social services, health care, legal, and workplace organizations. JLCC and Council members have partnered, pooling resources, building formidable intellectual capital, and pushing forward to unearth best practices in a gallant effort to improve life in Collin County

Significant Initiatives

Since 1999, the JLCC has addressed the problems related to family violence by sponsoring numerous community events. 2013 marks the first year the Council has held the White Ribbon Rally, through which area men pledge to take a stand against violence. The rally kicks off a community-wide campaign through which men will take a front seat in the crusade to stop family violence.

The Facing Family Violence Conference celebrated its eleventh year on October 24-25, 2013. This two-day event featured credentialed professionals and keynote speakers focusing on topics such as child abuse, elder abuse, partner abuse and sexual assault. The conference aims to equip first responders with the latest research, best practices, and tools they need to serve our population well. The Council has been commended for its multidisciplinary approach to professional education.

The Council also hosts an annual Business Summit to educate area business leaders to detect and address family violence issues within the workforce. Each attendee receives a free Employers’ Toolkit that can be used to implement a workplace violence prevention program within their business.   

Additionally, the Council’s faith community education program has offered many training opportunities throughout the years, providing tools and resources to faith leaders.  

North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference

This 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.

Topics include:

  • Multicultural and Gender Issues Within Family Violence
  • Identifying the Primary Aggressor
  • Using Experiential Therapeutic Techniques with Victims and Survivors
  • Officer-Involved Domestic Violence
  • Law and Order: Legal Case Studies
  • Trauma Impact Through the Years: From Child to Adolescent
  • The Role of Technology in Family Violence
  • Child Sexual Abuse and Sex Trafficking
  • Best Interventions and Treatment in Working with Victim and Survivor Population

 

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