Utah Association for Domestic Violence Treatment

The UADVT was organized to fill the gap left by the dissolution of the Utah Domestic Violence Council's Treatment Committee/Workgroup. With this second annual conference, the association carries on the tradition of holding an annual conference for DV treatment providers and their partners.

"Advancing domestic violence treatment, increasing offender accountability and improving victim safety and recovery"

Training Opportunities:
    • DVNRE: Domestic Violence Needs and Risk Evaluation – special trainings
    • Pre-service Basic Training Workshops
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Annual Conference:
September 14-16, 2016
Utah Valley Convention Center
Provo, Utah
UADVT Annual Conference
Keynote Presenters: Dr. Linda Chamberlin and Dr. Daniel Sonkin

Linda Chamberlain, Ph.D. MPH
Scientist, author, professor, dog musher, and founder of the Alaska Family Violence Prevention Project, Dr. Linda Chamberlain is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and advocate for understanding the effects of domestic violence and adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on brain development and health. She is known for her abilities to translate science into practical strategies for diverse audiences and convey a message of hope and opportunity. Dr. Chamberlain earned public health degrees from Yale School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins University and teaches at the University of Alaska. Her current work focuses on creating tools that highlight trauma-informed practices for parents, service providers and organizations that work with children and families and communities. Recognition for her work include a National Kellogg Leadership Fellowship, an Alaska Women of Achievement Award, serving as the inaugural Scattergood Foundation Scholar and the Fulbright Arctic Initiative. She lives on a rural homestead outside of Homer, Alaska with her husband and sled dog team. Pursuing certification in several practices that use breath work, movement and mindfulness, you can expect routine brain breaks to learn how these practices are being used to reduce stress and promote wellness.
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Children
Exposed to Domestic Violence
The brain's capacity to adapt and change in response to environment helps us to understand the enhanced vulnerability of a child's developing brain to potentially toxic stressors such as domestic violence and also the pathways to resilience and healing. This workshop examines the predictable and preventable physical, mental, behavioral, and cognitive challenges associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence. The impact of domestic violence is examined within a protective factors framework to facilitate trauma-informed practices and policies.
    Learning Objectives
       1. Discuss why the brain explains many of the potential consequences of childhood exposure to domestic violence.
       2. Define neuroplasticity.
       3. List three physical, mental, behavioral and/or cognitive effects associated with childhood exposure to domestic violence.
       4. Describe the most consistent protective factor for children exposed to domestic violence.
       5. List two essential needs of children exposed to domestic violence.

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