Join us for an incredible, three-day conference!

As the landscape surrounding sexual and domestic violence continues to change, and research continues to emerge, the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance aims to provide new and relevant information that professionals in this field are hungry for. The Action Alliance is hosting a conference in Glen Allen, Virginia from May 2nd-4th, at the Virginia Crossings Hotel and Conference Center to help professionals working with all ages, from youth to mature adults, using trauma-informed practices to respond to violence, from prevention to healing.

The three days will cover:

  • Brain Science- Trauma’s Impact on the Body and Mind
  • Telling Our Stories- The Strength of Storytelling
  • Paradigm Shifts- Imagining a New Future
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We are excited to announce our keynote for May 2nd, Dawn O’Malley, the Clinical Director of Alexander Youth Network, a ChildTrauma Academy NMT Partner Site in Charlotte, North Carolina. Read her full bio here. We are excited to announce our keynote for May 3rd, John Richardson Lauve, the Director of Mental Health and Lead Trauma and Resilience Educator at Childsavers in Richmond, VA. Read his full bio here. We are excited to announce our keynote for May 4th, Tiffany Turner-Allen, Program Director for Ujima – The National Center on Violence Against Women in the Black Community in Washington, DC. Read her full bio here.

This conference is open to any and all professions who respond to sexual and intimate partner violence, including advocates, preventionists, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, health professionals, social services, and more!

Attorney General Mark Herring, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Daniel Carey, M.D., Virginia Department of Social Services Commissioner Duke Storen, and other administrative guests will join us for our dinner reception on May 2nd!

PIC-3 for law enforcement officers has been requested and is currently in the approval process.


If you are arranging for lodging, mention the conference and there may still be space available at Virginia Crossings for you!

Click here to register for the conference today!


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The Action Alliance is offering a limited amount of partial scholarships to help cover some of the cost of registration to assist those who would like to attend. Scholarship are still available! Click here to apply!

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