Keynote Speakers: 23rd Annual Two Days in June Conference
THURSDAY, June 2, 2016
8:15am - 10:00am in the Grand Ballroom
Presented by David Mandel, MA, LPC
Keynote Address: Keeping Children Safe Without Holding Mothers Responsible for "Failure to Protect"
One of the biggest barriers to keeping children safe from domestic violence perpetrators is the concept of "failure to protect." When courts and systems look at the intersection of domestic violence and child safety from a "failure to protect" perspective, it can lead to decisions that actually can increase harm. Participants will learn how a perpetrator pattern-based approach combined with giving full credit to adult domestic violence survivors for what they do to support child and family functioning in the face of the abuse can change our approach to working with families impacted by domestic violence perpetrator behavior. David Mandel, the creator of the Safe and Together™ model will provide an overview of the model, and its implications for creating domestic violence-informed systems.
Presented by Matt Logan, Ph.D., RCMP (Retired)
Keynote Address: Stress and Trauma in Crisis
Stress is like weather in our occupation – it's always there and like weather, we prepare for it. Trauma is created by an extraordinary or sudden event and although unexpected, we can prepare by recognizing the possibility of occurrence and have a system in place to mitigate the impact.
Dr. Logan discusses stress and trauma from his role of psychologist and identifies factors that specifically impact negotiators. He weaves the story of his first hostage negotiation as a young police officer into the presentation and shares his own trauma as the hostage was killed on the other side of the door.
Recognizing the effects of trauma personally and professionally he is able to point out some of the flaws in our thinking and in the "scoreboard mentality" that holds us captive.