2019 Statewide Batterer Intervention Training
and Healing and Accountability Summit

Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the New Orleans Family Justice Center are partnering to bring Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (Home of the Duluth model)  and other experts to Louisiana for a statewide Batterer Intervention Training and Healing and Accountability Summit.

The first 3 days will be a comprehensive BIP facilitator training Creating a Process of Change for men who Batter, presented by Duluth presenter Mr. Ty Schroyer. The BIP portion of the training is perfect for anyone who:

  • Is interested in working with men who batter
  • Has the ability to be an educator
  • Has an openness to be self-reflective regarding one’s own struggle with privilege
  • Is looking to sharpen their facilitation skills and deepen their insight
  • Wants to starting a batterer intervention program
  • Wants to become a certified Duluth men’s non-violence group facilitator

(We strongly encourage anyone who is using early versions of the curriculum or parts or adaptations of more-recent versions to join us. Learning about the curriculum in this context should both deepen your understanding of the curriculum and how best to use it in a social change framework.

The topics that will be covered include: theories that guide Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter, facilitating structured, interactive classes, establishing and maintaining dialogue while avoiding collusion, using control logs, equality logs, exercises including role-plays and video vignettes, helping men identify and change beliefs that support violence, and learning how a Creating a Process of Change for Men Who Batter program fits within a Duluth Model interagency coordinated community response.

Following the 3 day Duluth training, the Healing and Accountability Summit will be a 1-day community-wide gathering to discuss various intervention and accountability models for those who commit domestic violence and/or sexual assault, as well as discussions of ‘systems accountability.’ Drawing on varied approaches from experts nationwide, the summit will give those in New Orleans an opportunity to reflect on our current systems and how could we improve/shift our approaches. It will be a chance to deepen our understanding of effective intervention and how we measure ‘success’ in intervening on violence. 

National guest speakers include:

Lisa Nitsch- House of Ruth, Maryland
Ulester Douglas- Men Stopping Violence, Atlanta
Rhea Almeida MS, Ph.D.- Institute for Family Services, New Jersey
Albery Abreu- Family Wellness Program, NYC
Willie Tolliver- Silberman School of Social Work and University Center of the City of New York

See more here:Summit Speakers Biographies and Photos.docx

Local guest speakers include:

Terry Clay, No Abuse Coalition
Noble Barkley, Family Services of Greater New Orleans
Allen Powell, No Abuse Coalition

Duluth’s Facilitator Training June 18-20, 2019

Healing and Accountability Summit June 21, 2019

Duluth’s Facilitator Training 8:00am-4:30pm

Healing and Accountability Summit 8:30am-4:30pm

New Orleans Family Justice Center
701 Loyola Ave
New Orleans, LA 70113

Duluth’s Facilitator Training $100/person for LCADV tier 1,2, or 3 members and $225/person for non-members.
Learn more about LCADV membership here.

Healing and Accountability Summit is FREE

17 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Batterer Intervention Training.

6 CEUs will be offered for social workers for The Healing and Accountability Summit for a fee of $40. Payments should be made on the day of the summit by cash or card.


Registration is now closed!