The 25th Annual Domestic Violence Conference, “The Movement Continues: Journey to Safety, Justice and Healing,” will take place Oct. 5 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. This year, the conference curriculum examines the history of the domestic violence movement as 25 years of collaboration, awareness and education to prevent domestic violence in Santa Clara County is celebrated. 

The morning keynote is Brigid McCaw, MD, MPH, MS, the founder and medical director of Kaiser Permanente’s Family Violence Prevention Program in Northern California. Dr. McCaw was instrumental in starting the Family Violence Prevention Program at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center in 1998. This inspiring, innovative and effective model provides a comprehensive and integrated approach to build awareness, provide care and prevent domestic violence. Dr. McCaw will discuss the creation and evolution of this innovative program, how it has changed the way the medical field addresses family violence today, and the future of violence prevention in healthcare settings.

The afternoon plenary will include an Emeritus Panel featuring some of the county’s pioneers in domestic violence prevention and intervention as well as current and emerging leaders. They will take attendees on a journey back to the first conference and how the county responded to domestic violence 25 years ago. The panel will examine lessons learned along with current and emerging research and practices that will give guidance toward a broader, more comprehensive approach to ending domestic violence.

The County of Santa Clara aims content at a wide range of interdisciplinary professionals serving those impacted by domestic violence, including law enforcement, criminal and civil attorneys, court staff, judges, mental health professionals, victim advocates, child welfare professionals, educators and healthcare providers. Attendance is well over 300 people each year, and the conference provides continuing education credits for mental health professionals, attorneys and nurses. 

Register Here:  

  • To inquire about event sponsorship, please email: dvc@ceo.sccgov.org and see the link below.

  • To reserve a resource table, please email: jlaxton@scscourt.org.

  • Continuing education credit will be offered for MFT, LCSW, attorneys and nurses. See attachment below.

  • Scholarships can be requested through Evenbrite during the registration process.

  • For more information, please visit https://dvconference.sccgov.org  or 408-299-5135.

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