ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM
This annual event brings together multidisciplinary presenters and diverse attendees to explore the impact of domestic violence on victims, survivors, families and our community, offering for consideration the most recent research, systems approaches and treatment responses.
Through three learning tracks, Safe Shelter’s 2016 Symposium will explore the impact of digital-facilitated abuse on victims, safety planning with survivors, how to manage risks, and how technology can be harnessed to protect, track, apprehend offenders and increase conviction rates.
I. An evening for youth, parents and educators
Concurrent sessions for youth and parents will be facilitated by dynamic presenters will provide an overview of the positive and negative features of technology. The focus will include teen dating; digital risks and vulnerabilities; relationship responsibilities, safety, how to avoid unintended harms; and how contribute to a positive online culture.
II. Safety Planning, Protections, Legal Perspectives and Innovative Responses
The growing use of technology has transformed our lives for the better, but can harbor a dark side. Day Two will offer a full day of keynote, plenaries and concurrent breakout tracks for advocates and other service providers, policy makers, lawyers and law officers. Sessions will explore how to manage risks and how technology can be harnessed to protect, track, apprehend offenders and increase conviction rates.
Advocacy and Safety Planning
Investigation and Prosecution