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  • Survivor Services | BISC-MI
    Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future Select a Page Home About Mission Statement BISC MI History Board Members Donations to BISC MI Join Our Mailing List Membership Membership Benefits Get Membership Our Message Board Meeting Minutes Members Only Certification BIPSCC Certification BIPSCC Certified Programs Michigan Standards History Resources Aquila Aquila Structure Aquila Resources Positive Effects of BIPs Anger Management V Intervention Programs New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan Home Resources Survivor Services Survivor Services US State Territorial Coalitions NNEDV represents the 56 U S state and territorial coalitions against domestic violence Domestic violence coalitions serve as state wide and territory wide leaders in the efforts to end domestic violence These organizations connect local domestic violence service providers and are valuable resources for information about services programs legislation and

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  • Employment | BISC-MI
    Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future Select a Page Home About Mission Statement BISC MI History Board Members Donations to BISC MI Join Our Mailing List Membership Membership Benefits Get Membership Our Message Board Meeting Minutes Members Only Certification BIPSCC Certification BIPSCC Certified Programs Michigan Standards History Resources Aquila Aquila Structure Aquila Resources Positive Effects of BIPs Anger Management V Intervention Programs New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan Home Employment Employment All questions regarding the positions listed below must be directed to the organization listed with the posting Currently no postings If you would like to post a position on this site

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  • Trainings & News! | BISC-MI
    Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future Select a Page Home About Mission Statement BISC MI History Board Members Donations to BISC MI Join Our Mailing List Membership Membership Benefits Get Membership Our Message Board Meeting Minutes Members Only Certification BIPSCC Certification BIPSCC Certified Programs Michigan Standards History Resources Aquila Aquila Structure Aquila Resources Positive Effects of BIPs Anger Management V Intervention Programs New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan Home Trainings News Trainings News Be sure to see all of the information

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  • Advancing the Narrative: Inspiring the Future | BISC-MI
    the community from prison every year Between 1 3 to 1 2 have histories of violence Also many return back to prison because of intimate partner violence Although some programs address the issues in prison most programs do not Little attention is given to the issue while the person is on parole unless he was sent to prison for domestic violence This presentation will discuss some of the products of the Safe Return Initiative associated with Batterer Intervention both curriculum and DVD s The second portion is called speaking of Faith which address domestic violence issue and how some faith communities include domestic violence among their ministries This will include addressing and in some cases including working with men who batter Workshop 1d Perpetrators as Parents How setting high expectations for men as fathers helps men women and children Faculty David Mandel Description Cultural double standards for men and women as parents harm men women and children When domestic violence is involved perpetrators can gain significant benefits in courts and other systems that ignore the relationship between his choices and negative outcomes for child and family functioning In this workshop David will discuss how to examine the impact of gendered parenting expectations on programs and community collaboration and how setting higher expectations for men as a parents can improve outcomes for families 5 00 pm 7 00 pm Dinner On your own Day 2 Agenda April 16 2015 7 15 am 7 45 am Continental Breakfast Provided 7 45 am 8 00 am Welcome Day 2 8 00 am 9 30 am Plenary 4 Reclaiming the narrative of BIPs Faculty Etiony Aldarondo Description The narrative on the effectiveness of BIPS has been hijacked by misrepresentation of research flawed research and an emphasis on cost effectiveness as the primary criteria for deciding what programs to fund and utilize This plenary session will focus on what the research about intervention really says demystify and clarify what evidence based intervention means and how to critically analyze research A presentation of the results of a promising in depth study from the UK will also be presented Designed to provide participants with information that will allow them to have a clear understanding of current research and improve their ability to accurately educate community partners 9 30 am 9 45 am Break 9 45 am 11 15 am Plenary 5 Why We Should Address Diversity in Intervention Programs Enhancing Intervention Programs Expanding the Conversation Faculty Oliver Williams Ulester Douglas Jeremy NeVilles Sorrell and Fernando Mederos Description In the field of domestic violence we typically operate from a pro feminist perspective and cognitive behavioral approach Although very helpful and important most batterers tend to be resistant to education and treatment Is what we are doing enough or are some programs missing something that may engage batterers on this issue even more The purpose of this panel is to explore what may engage men in BIP s even more based on their social context their faith tradition or their culture 11 15 am 12 45 pm Plenary 6 Private Violence Faculty Kit Gruelle Description Private Violence is an intimate portrayal of the complexities battered women face in the American criminal justice system The film follows Deanna Walters as she seeks justice for herself and her young daughter after her estranged husband kidnapped them and took them across country in an 18 wheeler During the 6 day trip while his cousin drove the truck he beat Deanna mercilessly After the truck was finally stopped and Deanna was released from the hospital after Deanna and Martina returned to North Carolina the local prosecutor told Deanna he would only charge Robbie with one count of Assault on a Female a misdemeanor He demanded to know why she didn t just run Private Violence also follows the work of advocates who work with battered women to support and believe in them as they move through their own personal process of learning to leave the violence and abuse behind 12 45 pm 1 45 pm Lunch Provided 1 45 pm 2 45 pm Plenary 7 Using a Perpetrator Pattern Based Approach to Reduce Mother Blaming Increase Accountability for Perpetrators as Parents and Improve Collaboration with Child Protection Faculty David Mandel Description Drawing on his experience working with child welfare systems in the US and abroad David will talk about how a holistic focus on the specific behaviors of domestic violence perpetrators can shift the conversation about children and domestic violence from reigning paradigm of failure to protect blame the mother to a focus on accountability for perpetrators as parents David will also discuss the characteristics of a domestic violence informed child welfare system and how a clearer picture of nexus between perpetrators behavior patterns and child abuse and neglect can help improve collaboration between child welfare and batterer intervention programs 2 45 pm 3 00 pm Break 3 00 pm 4 30 pm Workshop Selection Workshop 2a Motivating Change in Abusers Humanizing Oppression Theory Faculty Chris Hall Description In motivating abusers to make choices that are respectful and healthy it is important to humanize discussion topics and interventions Abusers can be challenging to work with primarily when facilitators deal with resistance hostility and manipulative behavior Since oppression theories are often key to reducing entitlement and dismissiveness how can facilitators talk about topics that can be both taboo and inflammatory This workshop will seek to discuss this point and offer tools for engaging in discussions with abusers regardless of the BIP model that is used for intervention Workshop 2b Ethical Considerations in Batterer Intervention Services Faculty Bob Agnoli Description Facilitators or coordinators of Batterers Intervention Programs are faced with ethical decisions that impact group participants their partners the court system our co facilitators our programs and the profession as a whole This interactive workshop is designed to broaden our understanding and implementation of ethical principles and create strategies for addressing ethical dilemmas Though primarily focused on work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence much

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  • Registration | BISC-MI
    Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future Select a Page Home About Mission Statement BISC MI History Board Members Donations to BISC MI Join Our Mailing List Membership Membership Benefits Get Membership Our Message Board Meeting Minutes Members Only Certification BIPSCC Certification BIPSCC Certified Programs Michigan Standards History Resources Aquila Aquila Structure Aquila Resources Positive Effects of BIPs Anger Management V Intervention Programs New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan Home Registration Registration Please note that the BISC MI Membership Site is still in development We will send notices once this part is live and if you are interested you can sign up at that time I m sorry but it looks like you don t have access to that page To register please fill out the information below Once approved

    Original URL path: http://www.biscmi.org/registration/ (2016-02-17)
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  • Privacy Policy | BISC-MI
    as providing overall general statistics related to the use of our website and others It is highly recommended and suggested that you review the privacy policies and statements of any website you choose to use or frequent as a means to better understand the way in which other websites garner make use of and share information collected Use of Information Collected BISC MI may collect and may make use of personal information to assist in the operation of our website and to ensure delivery of the services you need and request At times we may find it necessary to use personally identifiable information meant to inform you of other possible products and or services that may be available to you from www biscmi org and members biscmi org may also be in contact with you with regards to completing surveys and or research questionnaires related to your opinion of current or possible new services that are offered or may be offered BISC MI does not now nor will it in the future sell rent or lease any of its customer lists and or names to any third parties BISC MI from time to time may feel it necessary to make contact with you on behalf of other external partners with regards to a specific offer which may be of interest to you If you consent or show interest in presented offers then at that time specific identifiable information such as name email address and or telephone number may be shared with the third party BISC MI may find it beneficial to share specific data with their trusted partners in an effort to conduct statistical analysis provide you with email and or postal mail deliver support and or arrange for deliveries to be made Those third parties shall be strictly prohibited from making use of your personal information other than to deliver those services which you requested and as such they are thus required in accordance with this agreement to maintain the confidentiality of all your information BISC MI may deem it necessary to follow websites and or pages that their users may frequent in an effort to gleam what types of services and or products may be the most popular to customers or the general public BISC MI may disclose your personal information without prior notice to you only if required to do so pursuant to applicable laws and or in a good faith belief that such action is deemed necessary or required to Conform to decrees laws and or statutes or in an effort to comply with any process which may be served upon BISC MI and or its website Safeguard and or preserve all the rights and or property of BISC MI and Perform under demanding conditions in an effort to safeguard the personal safety of users of www biscmi org and or the general public Children Under Age of 13 BISC MI does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen 13

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  • Contact Us | BISC-MI
    The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future Select a Page Home About Mission Statement BISC MI History Board Members Donations to BISC MI Join Our Mailing List Membership Membership Benefits Get Membership Our Message Board Meeting Minutes Members Only Certification BIPSCC Certification BIPSCC Certified Programs Michigan Standards History Resources Aquila Aquila Structure Aquila Resources Positive Effects of BIPs Anger Management V Intervention Programs New Mexico Batterer Intervention Task Force Substance Abuse and Battering Couples Counseling Concerns Women s Use Of Force Adolescent Violence in The Home Teen Dating Violence Experimental Program Evaluations Michigan Standards Other State s Standards State DV Coalitions Related Organizations Books Articles Brochures CJS Resources Resources for Judges Resources for Probation Survivor Services Employment Board Resources Trainings News Advancing the Narrative Inspiring the Future The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan Home Contact Us Contact Us BISC MI Chair David J H Garvin Phone 734 926 0159 Email dgarvin biscmi org BISC MI OFFICE 3893 Okemos Road Suite B 2 Okemos

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  • BISC-MI | The Source For Batterer Intervention in Michigan
    Families in the Justice System When I first became a judge I did not fully understand the dynamic in domestic violence cases With the resources BISC MI provided I learned to view domestic violence as an imbalance of power and control between intimate partners rather than as an anger management issue That perspective informs my decision making and I believe leads to better outcomes for victims Judge Tom Boyd 55th Judicial District Court BISC MI is an innovative force for changing the status quo Their leadership courageously sponsored the first national conference focused on contextually understanding the complexity of women s use of force When She Hits Him Why Gender Context Matter This set the standard for research and practice dissemination on this critical topic Lisa Young Larance RENEW Program Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County I had the honor to present on the Duluth Model at the From Roots to Wings Conference in 2005 The leadership of BISC MI has helped all of us that do this important work to continue to engage in meaningful dialogue on effective ways of reducing and ending gender violence Michael Paymar Executive Director Education for Critical Thinking BISC MI has received national attention because of their forward thinking and because they fill a much needed gap as a national clearinghouse for research and best practices BISC MI always looks at services from different angles and leaves space for opposing views They have become an invaluable thoughtful inquisitive creative and informative resource compiling information and ensuring that programs serve diverse families and communities Lisa Nitsch House of Ruth Maryland Website www hruth org BISC MI has been an outstanding leader in this movement and does incredible outreach including Roots to Wings one of the best conferences I have ever attended Their work has been innovative and creative and reflects an openness and willingness to participate collaboratively with others Alyce LaViolette Founder Alternatives to Violence BISC MI is by far the most impressive and effective coalition of programs for men who batter in the country I often use information from their website and have thoroughly benefited from attending their conferences I consider BISC MI to be an invaluable national resource on the topic Juan Carlos Arean Director of the National Latin Network for Healthy Families and Communities BISC MI has taken on a role that many people don t want to support the counseling and healing of the batterer It is difficult to assist the batterer in understanding and accepting what has been done to victims of domestic violence by their hands BISC MI helps to ensure that the safety of the victim or survivor is never compromised Mildred D Muhammad Founder Executive Director After The Trauma Inc I am extremely grateful for the information provided at BISC MI conferences for batterer intervention programs offered to providers from diverse communities all over the state and country These training opportunities have enlightened service providers and helped clients and their families experience miraculous positive changes in their

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