How Do Batterer Intervention Programs Work in Kansas?

How Do Batterer Intervention Programs Work in Kansas? – Webinar

Audience: Child Welfare Professionals, including DCF Staff, Reintegration and Family Preservation Case Managers and Family Support Workers; Social Workers, Mental Health Professionals; Foster Home, Kinship, and Adoption Workers; CASAs. Kin/Relative, Foster, and Adoptive Families are also welcome and encouraged to attend, as well as KCSDV Member Program Advocates and Staff.

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Description 

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office has been certifying Batterer Intervention Programs (BIP) in Kansas since 2012. This training will provide a basic overview to child welfare professionals of certified BIPs in Kansas. Those who attend this training will also learn information about how BIPs centralize victim safety and hold offenders accountable, as well as provide an opportunity to explore opportunities for collaboration between child welfare and batterer intervention programs. 

As a result of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the key components of batterer intervention program standards in Kansas.
  • Identify the key differences between anger management vs. batterer intervention.
  • Identify steps for locating and referring an individual to a certified batterer intervention program for the Kansas Domestic Violence Offender Assessment (KDVOA)

Presenters

Michelle McCormick, LMSW
Director of Victim Services and Victim Rights Coordinator
Office of the Kansas Attorney General

Since 2020, Michelle has been the Director of Victim Services and Victim Rights coordinator for the Kansas Attorney General’s office, where she leads staff providing various victim services programming throughout the State of Kansas.  She serves on the leadership team for the Attorney General, and represents the Office in statewide coalitions, working towards the enhancement of victim rights and victim services in Kansas. Michelle has been a victim’s advocate in this field for 25 years.  In addition to her years as an advocate, she previously worked for the Kansas Attorney General’s office from 2009-2016 to develop a certification program for Batterer Intervention Programs (BIPs).  In this role, Michelle assisted in drafting laws and regulations which strengthened the response to domestic violence offenders in Kansas.

Danae Nelson, LMSW
BIP Unit Coordinator
Office of the Kansas Attorney General

Danae is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker who started as the BIP Unit Coordinator for the Attorney General’s Office in May 2022. Prior to serving in this role, Danae supervised a program that assists young adults who had recently aged out of the foster care system, as well as those who spent time in custody as a teen in Northeast and Southeast Kansas. Danae completed her master’s degree in social work from the University of Kansas in 2019 and focused her studies on program and policy development, as well as evaluation. While completing her graduate degree, she served as an AmeriCorps Member for the United Way of Douglas County. Her service focused on providing assistance to individuals and families at the Lawrence Douglas County Housing Authority.


Date & Time

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
10 – 11:30 a.m. (CST)

Registration

Registration Deadline:
Tuesday, January 11, 2023

How to Register:

To register, Create an account and login, then select the number of people you want to register and click “Register Now.” The Zoom Join link and passcode will be emailed to all approved registrants prior to the training. Please make sure you have the most current version of Zoom by downloading on this page.

Registration Questions:
Addie O’Connell
Statewide Training Projects Coordinator and Trainer
trainingteam@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Jen Parson
Training and Education Manager
trainingteam@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Training Questions:
Kristina Scott
Child Welfare Project Coordinator
kscott@kcsdv.org or 785-232-9784

Accessibility: 

We welcome people of all abilities. For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please select you needs on the online registration form. Requests should be made at least 14 business days prior to the training.

If you need assistance registering, contact trainingteam@kcsdv.org.


Funding provided through Department for Children & Families (DCF) Grant.


Total Training Hours: 1.5

This training is pre-approved for 1.5 hours of continuing education units (CEUs).

  • January 18, 2023
    10:00 am - 11:30 am
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