Registration Now Open for the National Conference on Health and DV – and Join NCDVTMH for a Pre-Conference on Trauma and DV!

The National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence provides valuable professional education on the latest research and innovative health prevention and clinical responses to domestic and sexual violence with continuing education units! The Conference will be held March 20th-21st, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Now you can join NCDVTMH staff, including Director Carole Warshaw, MD, for a Pre-Conference Institute on March 19: Thinking about Trauma in the Context of DV: Complex Trauma, Collective Trauma, Ongoing Risk. Register today!



National Conference on Health and DV

Drawing over 1,000 attendees, the National Conference on Health and Domestic Violence features innovative practices and latest research in the field. The dynamic conference will include 14 Pre-Conference Institutes, 72 workshop sessions, 5 plenaries and keynote speakers.

The Two-Day Conference offers opportunities to…

  • Discuss the role violence prevention and response can play in the global conversation about the social determinants of health
  • Identify innovative responses and strategies to get involved in preventing Campus Sexual Assault
  • Explore how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health policy shifts are shaping our health responses to abuse across the lifespan
  • Hear from leaders about the latest approaches to responding to child trauma in health settings

Pre-Conference on Trauma and DV

Thinking about Trauma in the Context of DV: Complex Trauma, Collective Trauma, Ongoing Risk 

Responding to trauma in the context of DV raises a number of issues for research and practice. While there are numerous interventions designed to reduce trauma-related symptoms, most were developed to address events that occurred in the past. Yet, for many survivors the abuse is ongoing and may include efforts to undermine their sanity, sobriety and recovery. This not only affects safety and well-being but impacts treatment as well. Many survivors also experience collective forms of trauma, highlighting the need for collective as well as individual approaches. Presenters will discuss existing evidence-based trauma treatment modalities for survivors of DV, the applicability of complex trauma models that have not yet been studied in a DV context, and the implications of recent research on mental health and substance use coercion. They will also discuss implications of ongoing social/ political trauma for DV survivors and their communities and approaches to transforming its long-term effects.

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