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Uintah Basin Domestic Violence Conference 2022

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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

Conference Itinerary:
All sessions are in the Ballroom, unless noted otherwise


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 Counseling Center)


11 a.m. - 1 p.m. — Breakout Sessions

  • Criminal Justice — Mark Wynn, Primary Aggressor Identification 

    • Captain America Room (Ballroom)

  • Mental Health — Joslin Batty, DV Offender Treatment

    • The Hulk Room (Room A)

  • Health Care — Kathy Franchek, How to Identify Domestic Violence in a Medical Setting

    • Dr. Strange Room (Room B)

  • Education — Nicole Black, Identifying Trauma in the Classroom

    • Professor X Room (Room C)

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

    • Justice League Room ​(Split Mountain Room)

1 - 2 p.m. — Lunch (Hosted by Friends Against Family Violence)


2 - 2:45 p.m. — Inner Hero Interactive Activity, Alisha Gowen


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

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

Thank you to our wonderful speakers and presenters

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Wally Hendricks, Travis Henrie, Dominique Kiahtipes,
and Denna Fausett

Carbon County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office

Opening Plenary: Mission Impossible 

Carbon County Sheriff's Office and Prosecutor's Office work together on a trauma-informed approach to working with victims of crime coined "The Program," which focuses on victim success, rather than the result of prosecution.

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Mark Wynn

Wynn Consulting

Breakout: Primary Aggressor Identification
Closing Plenary: Weight of the Cape

Mark is a world-renowned speaker focusing on child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault prevention and intervention to first responders, advocates, clinicians and other professionals.

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Joslin Batty

The Journey Counseling Center & Utah State University

Breakout: DV Offender Treatment

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Joslin is certified in multiple evidence-based treatments including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child and Family Trauma Stress Intervention (CFTSI), and more. She is licensed to work clinically with domestic violence issues.

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Nicole Black

San Juan School District

Breakout: Identifying Trauma in the Classroom

Nicole is a licensed Social Worker for the San Juan School District on the Navajo Reservation. She has experience working with native and non-native populations and serves as a therapist for San Juan County's Mobile Crisis Team.

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Justin Boardman

Boardman Training and Consulting

Breakout: Providing Trauma-Informed Services for non-DV Specific Agencies

A retired West Valley Police Department Investigator, he co-authored a Trauma Informed Victim Interview protocol. He now provides training and consulting, most notably on the trauma informed victim interview, globally. Justin's presentation will show how to use compassion and empathy to improve communication.

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Kathy Franchek

University of Utah School of Medicine

Breakout: How to Identify Domestic Violence in a Medical Setting

As a physician academician, Kathy has teaching, administrative, and investigative responsibilities, as well as her role providing medical care to pediatric patients. She uses research to educate future physicians in identifying and interviewing patients who have been victimized.

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Alisha Gowen

Healing Roots Therapy

Interactive Activity: Inner Hero

Alisha has dedicated her career to working with vulnerable populations impacted by trauma and abuse. Over the last 18 years she has served on several multidisciplinary teams both locally and statewide. Her program will show each of us how to use our power for good to create a stronger community.

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.

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