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North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference

Over 250 mental health, law enforcement, legal and faith professionals will gather at the Spring Creek campus of Collin College this October 17-19, 2018 for the 16th annual North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference. The conference is presented by the Collin County Council on Family Violence, an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County.

In it’s 16th year, this conference provides continuing education to many disciplines including law enforcement, prosecutors, faith leaders, mental health providers, and other allied professionals. Course topics include approaches related to domestic violence and sexual assault investigations, prosecuting strangulation cases, trauma-informed approaches, survivor informed perspectives and violence prevention. Learn more and register at

Featured speakers include:

  • Kelsey McKay, Validating Voices Program founder: a national expert on strangulation, intimate partner violence, child abuse, sexual assault, using expert witness and trauma.
  • Heather Pfeifer, School of Criminal Justice, University of Baltimore: facilitator of The Illuminations Program, a nationally recognized program on child sexual abuse and trauma, focusing on how criminal justice agencies can more effectively respond to and assist victims and their families.
  • Michael Sweeney, Law Enforcement Human Trafficking Specialist, Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA): 28-year law-enforcement official with city, state, FBI and international experience presenting on investigating human trafficking.

Additional sessions include working with trauma, working with immigrant families, what happens after the outcry, sexting, protective orders, parental alienation, support for pregnant survivors, sexual exploitation, abuse in the faith community, case studies, and using expert witnesses.

Wednesday 10/17 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday 10/18 8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Friday 10/19 8 am-4 pm

Cost: $175/person

Event Details

Wednesday, October 17, 2018
8:45 am - 4:30 pm
Event Website
Collin College – Spring Creek Campus
2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy.
Plano, TX 75074 United States
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Cost: $175