Conferences and Events

Our 2021 Conference Theme: “H7: Hope-Centered Work in an Age of Trauma”

This conference can increase Hope, Resiliency, and Well-Being in your personal and professional life. With the collective trauma of COVID-19, we need collective hope more than ever before! Invest the days to challenge your current understanding of your work, imagine more coordinated, more effective help and hope for adults and children, and come away with new goals and identified pathways for your organization or Family Justice Center.

The Virtual 21st Annual International Family Justice Center Conference H7: Hope-Centered Work in an Age of Trauma will host a unique and powerful convening of professionals working in the fields of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and elder abuse virtually on April 20-22, 2021! The International Family Justice Center Conference will address what hope-centered practices look like in child abuse, sexual assault, elder abuse, human trafficking, and domestic violence for:

• Prosecutors

• Law enforcement officers

• Advocates

• Therapists

• Civil Attorneys

• Doctors

• Nurses

• Judges

• Survivors

• Parole and Probation Officers

• Court Professionals

The International Family Justice Center Conference is the only national and international violence prevention conference focused on the development of multi-agency, multi-disciplinary teams in every community in America and around the world!

Special Hope Coaching Session (6 hours)

Do you know your Hope Score? Do you know how to increase your Hope Score? How do you identify your personal and professional goals? How do you identify pathways to your goals? In 2021, conference attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a special six hour pre-conference on The Science and Power of HOPE. Facilitated by Dr. Chan Hellman, Casey Gwinn, and ten Alliance staff members trained as Hope Navigators, 100 attendees will go through the formal guided process of completing the evidence-based Hope Worksheet, Goal Setting Worksheet, and Pathways Worksheet. Increasing hope in your life takes hard work, it does not happen naturally. This first-ever Hope Coaching Course will increase hope in your life and equip you to achieve your personal and professional goals in 2021! There is a $50 additional charge for this session on top of your normal registration fee.

In 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women (OVW), will support a number of different conference sessions. These sessions include: Best Practices in Advocacy & Community After the Crisis in FJCs, How to Start a Family Justice Center, One Safe Place: A Case Study in Successful Collaborative Approaches, Recognizing and Responding to Traumatized Children, Adolescents, and Adults: What Courts CAN do and Why, The Intersection Between Substance Use & FJCs, Prosecuting Strangulation Cases without the Victim, and Providing Rights and Services to Native American Victims of Violent Crime.

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), will sponsor two sessions: OVC Polyvictimization Demonstration Sites Presentation – Lessons Learned and The Hope Tech Suite – The Cutting Edge of Family Justice Center Intake and Case Management. These sessions will provide attendees with tools to enhance service delivery across the country and provide information to support greater onsite/offsite partner collaboration and create effective high-risk teams that can save lives and produce better short and long-term outcomes for survivors and their families.

Annual International Family Justice Center Conference

The upcoming dates for our next conferences are:

2022: 5/25/2022 – 5/27/2022

2023: 5/9/2023 – 5/11/2023

2024: No dates selected yet

2025: 4/29/2025 – 5/1/2025

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Corresponding Training Materials
Unless specifically linked on this page, please go to the Online Resource Library to access the materials, handouts, and continuing education credit information for upcoming training.