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Agenda - Making a Difference Conference

8:00 - 8:30 AM – Registration, Coffee, and Fellowship

8:30 - 8:45 AM –
Opening Remarks & Overview of the Program and Goals

                             Welcome:  Jerry Steward, President, Oklahoma City Community College

                             Morning Prayer:  Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

8:45 - 10:15 AM – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 101:  Deb Stanaland

10:15 - 10:30 AM – BREAK

10:30 - 11:30 AM – The Profile and Tactics of Men Who Abuse Women:  Lundy Bancroft

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM – Emotional Injury and Recovery in Children Exposed to Domestic Violence:  Lundy Bancroft

12:30 - 12:40 PM – Welcome to Oklahoma City and Blessing Before Lunch:  Mayor Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City

12:40 - 1:40 PM – LUNCH

1:40 - 2:15 PM –
Panel:  Accessing Area Resources for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence


                              Bill Citty, Chief, Oklahoma City Police 

                              Lesley March, Assistant Oklahoma Attorney General & Chief of Victim Services Unit

                              Deb Stanaland, Chief Officer of Support Services, YWCA, Oklahoma City


2:15 - 3:15 PM – A Faithful Response to Domestic Violence:  Julie Owens


                            My Story:  What I Wish My Pastor Had Known When I Was Looking for Help


                            Religious Issues:  Roadblocks or Resources (how scriptures can be used by abusers

                            to perpetrate violence and how they can be used by faith leadership to stop violence)

3:15 - 3:30 PM – BREAK

3:30 - 5:15 PM –
Care Specific to Faith Leadership for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault


                             Ensure a Safe Place (increasing congregational awareness of issues related to 

                             domestic violence and sexual assault; basics of prevention,  and guidelines for safety

                             for pastors and key spiritual leadership)

5:15 - 5:30 PM – Concluding Comments and Reflections About the Future

                              Closing Prayer:  Dr. Lee E. Cooper, Jr.

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