NCEDSV Annual Conference

NCEDSV Annual Conference

DATES: September 21-23, 2020
VENUE: Virtual


Compassion Through the Crisis: Cultivating Resiliency and Overcoming the Unexpected

2020 was the year that turned the world upside down.  It taught us how to live, love and care for others in new, and often more challenging ways.  While we can find relief in the new year and what it has brought us, this year’s conference reflects on what we learned in the last year, including new ways to advocate for survivors, lessons we learned while serving our communities, bringing compassion to the crisis and learning the power of resiliency.

Conference Plenaries

Conference Schedule

Day 1: September 21st: 8:45 AM – 3:15 PM

Plenary – Varsha N.: The Journey of Compassion

Day 2: September 22nd: 9 AM – 4 PM
Plenary – Strong Oak Lefebvre: Walking In Balance

Day 3: September 23rd: 9 AM – 3:15 PM
Plenary – Erika Washington: A Story To Tell

Continuing Education Units

NCEDSV will be offering continuing education units.  Check back for more information.


  • Social Work – 11.75 Hours
  • Committee on Domestic Violence – 11.75 Hours
  • Alcohol, Drug and Gambling Counselors – 11.75 Hours

Conference Agenda

Download a PDF of the conference agenda HERE.

Conference Flyer

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*Program Member: $20.00
*Allied Members: $40.00
*Individual Member: $40.00
*Become a Member and Attend Conference: $70.00
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Meet some of our workshop presenters

Workshops and Presenters

Advocating During a Pandemic: It’s Personal & Professional: Carrie Smyser

Building Resiliency with Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness: Nicholas Stanton

Conscientious Transformation: Managing Organizational Change:  Elizabeth Flory

Financial Empowerment: Lisa Lynn Chapman

Fundraising in a Virtual World (Lunch & Learn):  Linda Lysakowski

Hanging Out or Hooking Up: Moving Beyond the Core Principles of Adolescent Relationship Abuse: Judy Henderson

How the Empowerment Dynamic Model Can Lighten Your Load as a Helper: Stefanie Flores

Instilling Hope: Stress Management Tools for Healthy Family Relationships: Jill Baker-Tingey

Intimate Partner Violence, COVID-19 and Virtual Meetings: Increasing Safety for People Surviving Abuse:  Judy Henderson

Making Every Door the Right Door: Working with Victims/Survivors that Use Substances: Katarina Pulver

Managing Compassion Fatigue and Cultivating Professional Resilience: Jerusha DeBattista

Nuances of Sexual Violence: PREA, Advocacy and Allyship: Jameelah Lewis and Cynthia Totten

Preparing for Mediation: Overview of the Process, Benefits and Pitfalls:  Tina Zhāng

The “We” Affect: Leadership modeling that cultivates resilience and healthy ecosystems of survivor-advocacy from the Executive to the Survivor: Tiffany Frazier

Transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming communities and interpersonal violence: Sy Bernabei

Understanding the Unique Experiences of Undocumented and Immigrant Victims & Survivors & How We Can Alleviate Potential Stress:  Sandra Quiroz and Liridian Gamboa

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