The Collaborative Commission on Domestic Violence (CCDV) hosted our 3rd Annual CCDV Domestic Violence Awareness Symposium from October 6th – 7th, 2022. Click the video links below to watch session recordings from this year’s symposium.

Viewing Note: At the request of the presenter(s) not all sessions or presentation slides from this year’s symposium will be posted. 

Trigger Warning: The following content includes readings, media, and discussion around topics such as sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, identity-based discrimination and harassment, and other subject matter that may be disturbing or triggering for some.

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Welcome and Keynote

Welcome: CCDV Co-Chair: Honorable Judge Monique Diaz, 150th Civil District Court Bexar County

Erica Haller-Stevenson, Public Health Administrator, City of San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Patricia Castillo, Executive Director, PEACE Initiative

Keynote: Robbyn Peters Bennett, LPCF – Licensed Supervisor, Child Mental Health Specialist

Domestic Violence in the Lives of Children

Jeffrey L. Edleson, PhD, University of California

Reduce Stigma, Expand Access to Care, Enhance Access to Treatment for Domestic Violence

Jelynne LeBlanc Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Center for Health Care Services

Mary Garr, President and Chief Executive Officer, Family Service

Liza Jensen, Chief Executive Officer, Alpha Home

Gaps and Challenges in Bexar County’s Response to Domestic Violence and Children Affected by It

Lily Casura, Social Science Researcher

Dr. Amy Chanmugan, Department Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Social Work, University of Texas at San Antonio

SESSION 3A: Teen Dating Violence: State of the Science on its Prevalence, Predictors, Consequences, and Prevention

Meredith Howe, Senior Management Coordinator, Project Worth, San Antonio Metropolitan Health District

Dr. Jeff Temple, Vice Dean for Research and Scholarship, School of Nursing,University of Texas Medical Branch

SESSION 3B: Child-Related Relief in Civil Protective Orders: Challenges and Opportunities for Bexar County

Honorable Judge Mary Lou Alvarez, 45th Civil District Court Bexar County

Honorable Judge Mary Madden, 4th Judicial District Family Court, Minneapolis

Darren Mitchell, Consultant

SESSION 5A: Preparing Educators to Recognize the Signs of Abuse and Neglect

Dr. Robin Kapavik, Professor and Department Chair, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University – San Antonio

Dr. Karen Kohler, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University – San Antonio

SESSION 5C: Identifying and Responding to the Risk of Lethal Violence Against Children in Domestic Violence Cases

Dr. Katreena Scott, Director, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University

SESSION 6A: Trauma-Informed Resilience Based Post-Pandemic Approaches to Prevention

Roy Rios, Director of Prevention at the Texas Council on Family Violence

SESSION 6B: New Guidance on Coercive Control and Shared Parental Decision-making

Loretta Frederick, Co-Developer of SAFeR Approach
Gabrielle Davis, Co-Developer of SAFeR Approach

SESSION 6C: Building Bridges: Collaboration Within the Community (CPS and Domestic Violence Advocacy)

Christina Campos, Director of Community Integrated Services, Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

Kimberly Hill, Investigations Program Specialist, Texas Department of Family and Protective Services

SESSION 7: Transformation of Public Health to Address Domestic Violence and Social Determinants of Health

Dr. Anna Taranova, Deputy Chief for Public Health, Innovation and Health Equity
at University Health

Closing Session: Summary and Remarks

Maricarmen Garza, Chief of Program, Tahirih Justice Center

CCDV Co-chair: Maria Villagomez, Deputy City Manager, City of San Antonio, CCDV Co-chair