Strength at Home Training

This is a training for providers who are interested in trauma-informed, evidence-based IPV intervention. You can be certified to deliver Strength at Home or just use the training to bolster your knowledge in this area. Information in the flyer below.


Addressing Women’s Use of Force in Abuser Intervention Programs-NPEIV Webinar

Hello all…I will be providing a webinar for the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence (NPEIV) on December 8th from 10am-Noon (PST).  The cost is $25 and CE’s are available for additional cost.  All proceeds go toward supporting the goals and activities of NPEIV.

The research-informed content will cover the important differences between women’s and men’s violence in intimate partner relationships; measuring changes in beliefs and behaviors in women’s abuse; and curriculum examples which illustrate gender-responsive, evidence-based interventions.


Advanced BIP Facilitator Training-earlybird rate extended until Friday for October classes

Hi all…There are still a few openings in the upcoming 16-hr training for BIP facilitators. We’ll be discussing the influence of emotional intelligence, attachment theory and using a victim-centered approach to decrease recidivism.

Professional CE’s provided by IVAT.

For more information click here:

Please contact Nada Yorke at with any questions.

2020 ADVIP International Conference

This year, by popular demand, ADVIP will be holding its conference in San Diego, on August 29, 2020, at the La Jolla Hilton Hotel in the greater San Diego area, California, instead of Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  Registration is now open, and ADVIP members are allowed a substantial registration discount.  This year’s theme is “Perpetrator Treatment in the New Decade.” To get more information, and/or to register, just go to the ADVIP website, at, and click on the conference link on the home page.

An additional discount is available to those who are willing to volunteer at the event.  In particular, we will need individuals to help at the registration table in the morning.


Domestic Violence and Sex Offender Management Boards Annual Conference – Call for Presentations

Domestic Violence and
Sex Offender Management Boards
Annual Conference
Call for Presentations

“20/20: Promoting a Collaborative Vision for the Future”


Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center

620 Village Road, Breckenridge

CO 80424



July 14-17, 2020

Professionals including, but not limited to, domestic violence and sex offender treatment providers, evaluators, polygraph examiners, victim therapists, victim advocates, school personnel, community supervision officers, child welfare, attorneys, judges, magistrates, and law enforcement (local, state and federal).
Please submit proposals via email.
Proposal deadline:
February 14, 2020
**Guidelines for Submissions**
We have listened to the feedback from attendees and are planning to incorporate changes into the conference agenda for next year.
Presentations are now scheduled for 90 minutes in length (NEW). You can also submit for two workshop presentations: Part 1 & Part 2 (total 3 hours).
Please include:
  • Title of Presentation (limit of 50 characters)
  • Topic is Domestic Violence Offender Management (DV) or Sex Offender Management (SO) or Crossover (DV/SO)
  • Type of session (interactive, lecture or panel)
  • Level (beginner, intermediate or advanced) NEW
  • Population covered (juvenile, adult or both)
Based on the feedback received, please be specific about the type of session, level and targeted population.
  • Abstract suitable for printing in the registration packet
  • List 3 Objectives for Presentation (Objectives should describe what the learner will be able to do at the end of the presentation).
  • Name of the Presenter(s), degree credentials, title, phone number and email
  • A one paragraph bio for each presenter
  • Presenter headshot suitable to be included in the program
  • Attach curriculum vitae/resume for each presenter
  • A.V. Requirements: DVD Player, Audio, Flip chart, Other.
  • Presenters are required to bring their own laptop. LCD Projectors will be set up in each room.
All presenters receive free*** conference registration but are responsible for all lodging, travel, food and other expenses.
***Additional presenters in sessions with more than 2 presenters will pay 50% off the registration fee. Also, all presenters must submit their handouts to the organizer at least two weeks prior to the conference in order to have their registration waived.
Suggested adult and juvenile topics include but are not limited to emerging research, innovation in practice, evaluation techniques/skills, implementation of differential treatment, abuse prevention efforts, brain development, judicial decision making, multidisciplinary collaboration, technology, providing services to rural communities, diversity, legal issues and court practice, restorative justice, domestic violence and sex assault victim advocacy, supervision and management practices, trauma, treatment approaches, wellness and working with families.
Treatment Specific
·   Complex and Challenging Cases: Treatment and Case Planning
·    Intersection of Combat Operation Stress, PTSD and Intimate Partner Violence
·   Treatment and Supervision of Special Populations: juvenile female offenders, DD/ID clients, autism spectrum, transgender clients, clients in denial
·   Crossover DV/SO: Process and Treatment Needs
·   SOMB Treatment and DV Supportive Services around Child Welfare
·  Way to Engage Difficult Clients
· Coexistence of Substance Abuse/Trauma/DV and PTSD
Legal or Supervision Specific
· Self-care techniques for professionals
·  Ways to Promote Intraagency collaboration
·  Supervision in Community Corrections
·   Resources for Juveniles Displaying Domestic Violence Behavior
·   Preparing offenders for community integration upon release
·   Special Colorado Court Cases
·   Case Review: Legal Proceeding of a DV/SO Case
·   Sexting


Questions? Please feel free to contact us or 303-239-4199 with any questions or concerns that you may have. Applicants will be notified of presentation acceptance or denial. Thank you in advance for your interest in our conference. We look forward to working with you!

Alternative Behavior Choices – Evidence Based Batterer Intervention

I am pleased to announce that my Alternative Behavior Choices Program for batterer intervention has been deemed “evidence-based” by the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare, at:

The Alternative Behavior Choices curriculum is currently used by dozens of agencies throughout the United States.  The Client Workbook and Facilitator Manual are avaialble at  Just go to the bottom of the home page and click on the link at the bottom, where the ABC book cover is located.

If you want to know more about ABC and the evidence base upon which it was designed, contact me at


Your Feedback on ADVIP Podcast Series

For nearly two years now, I have been fortunate to having conducted numerous interviews with some of the world’s most respected IPV researchers.  These interviews are available for all ADVIP members for free as part of our podcast series.

I would love your feedback on these podcasts.  Soon, I hope to make some of them available on iTunes and other platforms, and it would be good for marketing purposes if I could get some endorsements.

So, what are some of your favorites?  Please share your thoughts with the rest of us!


John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW

IVAT San Diego 24th International Summit and BIP Survey Results

The 24th International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma is scheduled for September 5th through September 8th, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, just outside San Diego.  This is the largest annual IPV-related conference in the world, and well worth attending.  I have presented there numerous times.  In contrast to the International Family Violence & Child Victimization Conference, held every two years in New Hampshire, where our own ADVIP conference also meets and which is primarily attended by researchers, the San Diego conference is attended mostly by front-line practitioners, including BIPs and victim advocates.

Notice!  Two ADVIP members, myself and Clare Cannon of U.C. Davis, will be presenting on Saturday, September 7, with preliminary results from our recent BIP survey, which includes information about our organization!  For more information, and/or to register, go to:


Free Domestic Violence Webinar

I was recently invited by the Association of British Social Workers to participate in a webinar on domestic violence prevention and treatment.  We discussed a variety of topics of interest to ADVIP members.  The approximately 90 minute webinar is now available for free to anyone who is interested.  Go to:

John Hamel, Ph.D., LCSW