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2020 HMA Winter Training

February 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

HMA Winter Training
Topeka, KS / February 28, 2020
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
Phone 785-580-4495
Marvin Auditorium 101 AB

Registration 12:30pm
Pending 3.5 KS CME Hours (Including Domestic Violence & Ethics)
Pending 2.0 KS CLE Hours
HMA Member: $60
Non-Member: $85
Student (Full-Time): $30


1:00 pm to 3:05 pm Domestic Violence
3:05 pm to 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm Mediator Ethics
Total for presentation 3.5 hours

The HMA February training offers two hours of domestic violence training with experts Dorthy Halley, LMSW and Lauren Fournier, J.D. with the Kansas Office of Attorney General and one hour of mediator ethics with Art Thompson and his team. These are two important training topics that you will need for all future Kansas ADR approvals.

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Motive of Those Who Batter
Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW and Lauren Fournier, JD, MSW

In this workshop, Dorthy and Lauren “crack the code”, bringing to the practitioner an understanding of the different types of batterers who have different motives, display different behaviors, and present different dangers to their victim and to their community. The commonality among batterers—their desire to dominate and control—has been understood for a long time. Unfortunately, their differences have eluded researchers and professionals for years, making it difficult to provide effective response. Using lecture, video and discussion, this workshop provides information that unlocks the mystery of domestic violence, introducing participants to the Entitlement-based, Survival-based and Sadistic-based batterer, and provides practical information that will inform the professional response.

Dorthy Stucky Halley, LMSW, is the Director of the Victim Services Division of the Office of Attorney General, serving in this capacity since 2007. She has worked in the field of domestic violence since 1986. Her motive typology for those who batter has created a new understanding for advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, judges, and others in the domestic violence field, resulting in national and international presentations. Halley has presented for the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women Conference multiple times. Her work in the human trafficking field led to the development of the Kansas Human Trafficking Advisory Board, or HTAB, in 2010. She currently serves as co-chair. Halley was the Executive Director of Safehouse, Inc. for over a decade, and has provided expert witness testimony in domestic violence cases since 1989. Halley received the Outstanding Victim Advocate of the Year award in 1996 from KCSDV. Her work with those who batter began in 1991 and led to her co-founding the Family Peace Initiative (FPI). Halley was the Practicum Director and Assistant Professor at Pittsburg State University in the Social Work Program from 1997 to 2007, before accepting her current position. She is the past president of the Kansas Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (KNASW), the Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence (KCSDV), and the Kansas Organization for Victim Assistance (KOVA). She also serves as a consultant for the Kansas Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board (KDVFRB). In addition to her work, Halley loves water skiing, traveling, gardening, and most of all, spending time with her family.

Lauren Fournier, JD, MSW, is the Batterer Intervention Program Unit Coordinator with the Office of the Kansas Attorney General. Lauren has worked with child welfare, mental health, and criminal justice system involved clients and service providers in various roles and settings; with an emphasis on community building, project development, research, and policy analysis.

Mediator Ethics Jeopardy
Art Thompson

Art Thompson was the Dispute Resolution Coordinator with the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration for fifteen years ended in 2013. This position worked with courts, state government, non-profit organizations and to encourage the use of mediation and other methods of resolving disputes. This position also provided technical assistance to any program, individual and other entities, including courts, requesting the study and development of dispute resolution programs. Art is a state-approved mediator in core, civil, dependency, and domestic mediation, and as a mediation trainer. He previously worked for the Kansas Bar Association for sixteen years and Kansas Legal Services for four. Art served on two Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Art is currently on the HMA Board of Directors.

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February 28
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Topeka Shawnee County Library
1515 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604 United States
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