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October 1, 2021
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
1301 5th Street
Coralville, IA 52241
$20 - General Registration
Free - Students (with Student ID)
Iowa Matrix Transformational Truth

Domestic Violence: The Trauma, Truth, Transitional Resilience, & Transformative Justice

Friday, October 1, 2021

This event is brought to you by Iowa Matrix. It is the kickoff event to our I AM AWARE training series which will focus on providing training and informational opportunities to professionals and community on issues of trauma and abuse. The 2021 event starts off the month of Domestic Violence Awareness and will feature guest speaker Lundy Bancroft, author , speaker, and consultant known world wide for his expertise in domestic violence and issues related to family violence and custody.

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Anyone interested in increasing their knowledge about domestic violence, and those desiring professional development (especially those in community based settings, social work, law, law enforcement, schools, parents) , or others who are impacted by the issues of domestic violence and custody.

Participants will Learn

  1. To be able to understand the scope of domestic violence and identify what ways domestic violence has evolved and is different in 2021
  2. To be able to identify the intersectional trauma layers in domestic violence, and the various dimensions social, professional, faith, personal, that are impacted by domestic violence.
  3. To be able to recognize the cross sectional implications for these dimensions, and the implications it has for their own individual professional/personal role in the context they are involved.
  4. To be able to understand the necessary empathetic reframing regarding the concept of healing that must occur within each dimension to build whole healing friendly environments and interactions in community and all levels, and shift away from a medical model of healing into one that is ongoing and supported when crossing between dimensions

About the Presenter

Lundy Bancroft is the author of five books in the field, including the national prize-winner The Batterer as Parent, Why Does He Do That?, When Dad Hurts Mom, Daily Wisdom and Should I Stay Or Should I Go? He has worked with over a thousand abusers directly as an intervention counselor, and has served as clinical supervisor on another thousand cases. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness in domestic violence and child abuse cases. Lundy appears across the United States as a presenter for judges and other court personnel, child protective workers, therapists, law enforcement officials, and other audiences.

Lundy works collaboratively with various agencies to promote practices and strategies to improve our nation’s response to domestic violence and make safety and justice not just a priority, but also a reality. These agencies ensure that victims of domestic violence, advocates, community-based programs, educators, legal assistance providers, law enforcement and court personnel, health care providers, policy makers and government leaders have access to up-to-date information on best practices, policies, research and victim resources.