Annual Uintah Basin Domestic Violence Conference RETURNS!

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Each year, the member agencies of the Uintah Basin Domestic Violence Coalition (UBDVC) host a Domestic Violence Conference as part of October's Domestic Violence Awareness Month. At the conference you will learn best practices of working with individuals who are experiencing Domestic Violence. Whether you are an emergency responder, work directly with DV clients, see patients in a medical setting, teach students in a classroom, or provide other needed services in our community, there will be sessions that will provide real world skills that you can use.

This year, the theme for the conference is the superhero in all of us. The people doing the work may not wear capes, but they are truly the heroes of our communities. 

2022 Annual Uintah Basin Domestic Violence Conference

October 20, 2022
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Uintah Conference Center
313 E 200 S
Vernal, UT 84078

Tentative Itinerary (check back for updates):


8 - 8:30 a.m. — Registration / Light Breakfast (Hosted by Ute Family Services)


8:30 - 8:45 a.m. — Welcome


8:45 - 10:45 a.m. — Opening Plenary: Mission Impossible 

Wally Hendricks and Travis Henrie from Carbon County Sheriff's Department


10:45 - 11 a.m. — Break (Hosted by The Journey)


11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Breakout Sessions

  • Criminal Justice — Mark Wynn “Primary Aggressor Identification” 

  • Mental Health — DV Offender Treatment

  • Health Care — “How to Identify Domestic Violence in a Medical Setting”

  • Education — "When There is DV in the Home: Working with Students"

  • Community Partners —  Justin Boardman “Providing Trauma-Informed Services for non-DV Specific Agencies” 


12:30 - 1:30 p.m. — Lunch (Hosted by Friends Against Family Violence)


1:30 - 2:45 p.m. — “Inner Hero” Interactive Activity with Alisha Gowen


2:45 - 3 p.m. — Break (Hosted by TriCounty Health Department)

3 - 4:30 p.m. — Closing Plenary - Mark Wynn “The Weight of the Cape”

Compromise where you can, but where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move. It is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, to look them in the eye and say, no, you move.

Sharon Carter, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.