Region 8 (South Texas) Membership Meeting

04/16/2019 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM CST


  • Free


Corpus Christi, TX


Date & Time
Tuesday, April, 16, 2019
10:00am - 4:00pm

First Presbyterian Church
430 South Carancahua Street
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401


TCFV is thrilled to invite you to 2019's Region 8 Meeting. Join us and fellow advocates, program administrators, and community members from all over south Texas for a full day of training on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in Corpus Christi, Texas.


This annual meeting is a chance to learn, generate creative ideas for work in your community, and build relationships with colleagues in the field.


Please note:  this training is oriented toward Family Violence Program Staff and admission will be reserved for TCFV members only. If you work in a different setting or work with partners with whom you would like to share this information, we are happy to craft a separate training for you and your allies. You can request a training via this link or emailing Rita Flores at 


TOPIC ONE: Everything an Advocates Needs to Know about BIPPs

Ever wondered what a BIPP was? Here is your chance! Batterer Intervention Prevention Programs (BIPPs) are integral in our work to end family violence and as an advocate, it is likely you support survivors with partners in BIPPs. By the end of this training, you will understand how BIPPs intervene and prevent violence and become familiar with the standards for BIPPs in Texas. We’ll also make sure you can support and safety plan with your clients who partners may enter a BIPP.


Mikisha Hooper serves as Family Violence Services Manager at the Texas Council on Family Violence, where she provides capacity building support to family violence programs and monitoring and technical assistance to battering intervention programs. She leads the development of TCFV's statewide family violence fatality report, Honoring Texas Victims, and supports the Trauma Informed Assessment Project by providing training on creating emotional safety, conflict resolution and responding to survivors’ needs regarding mental health and trauma. Previously, Mikisha provided leadership, direction and support to a team of advocates at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Centenary College of Louisiana.  


TOPIC TWO: Potlucks and Prayers:  Community Education with Faith Communities

Spirituality, faith, and religion can be a huge part of a survivor’s life, but faith communities might not be a huge part of your agency’s life. Join us in this training to explore how programs can build and strengthen community alliances with local faith communities. We’ll focus on a few best practices for tailoring education and outreach to your local faith communities. And we’ll also have an opportunity to discuss creative ways to overcome potential obstacles you face.


Suzanne Holsomback is a Family Violence Services Coordinator on TCFV's Support to Service Providers team. She supports survivor centered services and BIPP programs and researches Honoring Texas Victims cases in Regions 2 (West Texas), 6 (East Texas), and 8 (South Texas). Suzanne also coordinates TCFV's One in the Movement and BIPP Educational Series eLearning opportunities. She has been with TCFV since August 2018.


Suzanne's background includes a Bachelor of Art in Religion from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary in Waco, Texas, and a Master of Philosophy in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. She has worked and volunteered in non-profits since 2001 and in the domestic and sexual violence prevention and support service field since 2012. She resides with her spouse and lynx-point cat in Austin, Texas. 









12:00PM – 1:30PM







We will offer 5.0 SW, LPC, and LMFT CEU hours for this training.


Contact Suzanne Holsomback at or 512-685-6334.


The regional meeting is made possible through the OVW grant and is offered free of charge to attendees. 


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