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2009 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Anaheim, CA
May 18 - 20, 2009
Photo by Jack Readey. Courtesy of AOCVCB. (www.anaheimoc.org)

On Line Conference Registrations end May 16, 2009. You may still register at the door for $495.

This project is partially supported by Grant No. 2008-TA-AX-0036 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice.  The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.










This event is supported in part through funding from the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, United States Department of Justice. Points of view expressed in this event are those of the organizers and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
To determine if your grant funds can be used to attend this conference please check with your grant administrator.



















SPECIAL EVENTS:   For more information on these special events, download our flyer by clicking here.

· Monday, May 18th Pamper & Play

· Tuesday, May 19th -  a special showing of the movie "Open Window"

· Discount Tickets are available for Disneyland (valid May 16-30, 2009)


Ward Allen, Digital Imaging Consultant, SDFI-Telemedicine
Joanne Archambault, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EVAWI, Sergeant San Diego Police Department (Ret.), Colville, WA
Brian Allen Barker, Legal Administrative Specialist, FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System Section
Elizabeth Barnhill, Executive Director, Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Det. Sgt. Daniel Barrett, Buffalo Police Department, Buffalo, NY
Alan D. Berkowitz, PhD, Scholar/Researcher, Trumansburg, NY
Carole Boswell, Detective, Domestic Violence Unit, Vancouver (WA) Police Department
Judy Bradley, Community Corrections Officer, Washington State Department of Corrections
Kay Buck, Executive Director, Coalition to Abolish Slavery & Trafficking (CAST), and Director, EVAW International, Los Angeles, CA
Roger Canaff, Esq., Honorary Board, EVAWI; Legal Expert, Child Protection and Special Victims Advocate, Author, Public Speaker, New York, NY
The Honorable George “Woody” Clarke, JD, Superior Court Judge, San Diego County
John Clune, Esq., Attorney, Co-Founder, Victim Justice PC
Kim Day, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, Forensic Nursing Director, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, MD
Richard Dean, Legal Administrative Specialist, FBI, CJIS Division, NICS System
Lorraine Edmo , Deputy Director for Tribal Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
Beverly Engel , Sexual Assault Program Director, Hays-Caldwell Women's Center
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse, Treasurer, Founding Director, EVAWI, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
David Flutts, Lieutenant, Anaheim Police Department
Lt. Mark Foreman, San Diego PD (Ret.), Director, San Deigo Family Justice Center
Juley Fulcher , Director of Policy Programs, Break the Cycle
Michelle M. Garcia, MPP, Director, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime, Washington, DC
Lori B. Girshick, Ph.D., Consultant
Commander Mike Hamel, MPA, Irvine Police Department
August William Hasbrouck, RN, Associate Quality Manager, Buffalo Psychiatric Center
Carlton Hershman, Detective, San Diego Police Department (Ret.), San Diego, CA
Cherie M. Hill, Family Crimes Detail, Anaheim Police Department
Det. Kim Lafreniere, Edmonton Police Service
Nancy Lantz, MA, LPC, CAC III, NCAC II, NCGC, Coordinator, AMEND, Inc.
Marc A. LeBeau, PhD, F-ABFT, Senior Forensic Scientist, Scientific Analysis Section, FBI Laboratory, Quantico, VA
Jennifer Long, JD, Director, AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Jana Loveall, BS, MPA, Coordinator of Advocacy Services, AMEND, Inc.
Paula Lucas, Founder & Executive Director, Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center (AODVC)
Victoria Lutz, Executive Director, Crossroads Safehouse, Inc., Ft. Collins, CO
Jenifer Markowitz, ND, RN, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, Medical Advisor, AEquitas: The Prosecutor’s Resource on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Johnnetta McSwain-Clay, PhD, International Empowerment Speaker, Author, Professor, Powder Springs, GA
Gretchen Dahlinger Means, JD, Deputy District Attorney, San Diego District Attorney's Office
Todd Minerson, Executive Director, White Ribbon Campaign, and Director, EVAW International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mandy Mount, PhD, Director, UCI Campus Assault Resources and Education
Mildred Muhammad, Founder and Executive Director, After the Trauma, Inc.
Shirley Paceley, MA, Director, Blue Tower Training, Decatur, IL
Debbie Puglisi-Sharp , RN, Inspirational Speaker and Author, Lewes, DE
Lynn Rosenthal, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC
Jeffrey Rowe, MD, Supervising Psychiatrist, Juvenile Forensic Services Division, San Diego County Department of Health and Human Services
Robin R. Runge, Esq., Director, Commission on Domestic Violence, American Bar Association
Aurelia Sands Belle, Vice President, Director, EVAWI,Research Instructor, National Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center (NMVVRC)
Lt. Chris Sayers, Anaheim Police Department, and Director, Anaheim Family Justice Center
Teresa Scalzo, JD, Deputy Director, Trial Counsel Assistance Program, Judge Advocate General’s Corps, US Navy, Washington, DC
Shane Severance, BA, Probation Officer, 18th Judicial District Probation Department
Joel Shults, Chief of Police, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
Russell W. Strand, Special Agent, US Army (Ret.), Co-Founder / Managing Partner, Strand Holistic Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC, Flagstaff, AZ
Ann Turner, Aging & Disability Specialist, National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life project (NCALL), North Branch, MN
Elaine Walters , Executive Director, The Trauma Healing Project
Michael Weaver, MD, FACEP, Medical Director, Sexual Assault Treatment Center, Saint Luke's Health System, and Director, EVAW International, Kansas City, MO
Heather Williams, M.A., Program Director, CSP Victim Assistance Programs
On Line Conference Registrations end May 16, 2009. You may still register at the door for $495.

Join fellow law enforcement personnel, prosecutors, victim advocates, judges, parole and probation officers, rape crisis workers, medical personnel, faith community members, educators and others in this two-and-a-half-day conference highlighting promising practices and emerging issues in sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking.

Conference Room Rates:

Conference room rates $128 with 15% tax rate. These rates are offered three days prior and three days after the conference dates. Ask for the EVAW International conference rate.

Conference room rate reservation cut-off date is April 21, 2009.

Hotel Information:

Anaheim Marriott
700 West Convention Way
Anaheim, CA 92802

Just a few blocks from Disneyland!

Phone: 1-714-750-8000
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290

Group Code: evaevaa (or click on the link and the code is already included)

Guest rooms at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel feature the new Marriott Revive® bedding, spacious workstations, in-room entertainment, and speaker phone. Outside their rooms, guests can take advantage of one of the on-site restaurants, pool, and fitness center.

Travel Information:

Travel arrangements may be made through Colville Travel 
Call: (800) 669-3144 or e-mail: cristin@colvilletravel.com

Orange County/John Wayne Airport (SNA) - 15 miles. Shuttle service $10 and taxi service $35.

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 35 miles. Shuttle service $15 and taxi service $85.

Long Beach Airport (LGB) - 20 miles. Taxi service $45.

NOTE: Fares quoted are approximate, subject to change and based on one-way transportation.

Shuttle Information:

Typically groups make arrangements directly with these shuttle companies for any group discounts etc.

- Super-shuttle: http://www.supershuttle.com/ or 800-258-3826

- Karmel Shuttle: http://www.karmel.com/ 888-995-7433

- Primetime: http://www.primetimeshuttle.com/ 800-733-8267

There is a list of shuttle companies that provide services to and from the hotels which can be found on this link http://www.ocair.com/groundtransport/shuttles.htm.

Dear Valued Partner:

Thank you for your interest in the International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking at the Marriott Anaheim on May 18, 19, & 20, 2009, in Anaheim, California. At this time, we are expecting between 450 and 500 attendees.  Participants will include law enforcement, forensic scientists, prosecutors, judges, probation, rape crisis advocates, victim services, medical personnel (doctors, nurses, paramedics, and health care managers), educators, shelter workers and members of the faith community.

Exhibitor space will be in the Grand Ballroom Foyer, this is the same area where break stations will be set up (see map).  The Grand Ballroom is adjacent to the Plenary Rooms which will be held in the Grand Ballrooms. The exhibitor area will be available for set up starting Monday, May 18, at 6:00 AM. Exhibitor hours will be:

Monday and Tuesday - 7:00 am to 4:30 pm 
Wednesday - 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE:  The exhibitor area is in the foyer and cannot be secured over night.

If you require electricity, internet, and/or audio/visual there will be an additional charge which must be paid to the hotel by the exhibitor. Please contact the Engineering Department at (714) 703-3149 for electrical services or the Telecommunications Technician at (714) 703-2256 for telecom services.


This conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University.

  • IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content.
  • IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
  • IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659). IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines. 
  • IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs.
  • IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).
  • IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600).
  • IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider# 1S-03-499-0109).

This training is approved for up to 15.5 hours of CE credits.

CE Credits approved by California agencies are accepted in most states, it is best to contact your local licensing boards to determine the eligibility of California-approved continuing education credits.

For more information please contact:

Kori Ryan
858.527.1860 x4310

All scholarship opportunities are now closed.

Two scholarship opportunities are currently available for our 2009 conference.

Conference Support Scholarships funded by the Office on Violence Against Women

We are extremely pleased to announce that 10 scholarships are available for free conference registration. These scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis, and they will cover the cost of conference registration (not travel expenses, hotel accommodations, salary, or any other associated costs). To apply, please complete the form posted on our website at http://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/Application%2001_15_09.doc. It must be submitted via email or fax to Kim Lonsway by Friday, February 13th, 2009.

Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee including representatives from several professional disciplines. Applicants will be notified of final decisions by Friday, February 20th, 2009. More information on this scholarship opportunity is available in the form of http://www.evawintl.org/images/uploads/FAQ%20document%2001_15_09.pdf

Professional Development Scholarships funded by the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

The Office for Victims of Crime is pleased to announce the availability of a limited number of Professional Development Scholarships for state, local, and community-based victim service providers to attend the International Conference on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking.  In support of those professionals seeking continuing education opportunities, the Program provides up to $1,000 for individuals and up to $5,000 for multidisciplinary teams.  Funding is limited, and applicants must meet specific eligibility requirements.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship, please contact Laura Unterholzner at OVC TTAC at 866-682-8822 x. 3352 or visit the OVC TTAC website http://www.ovcttac.gov.

All scholarship opportunities are now closed.

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