April 10th, 2020


The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) poses a serious but manageable threat to our community and state. Senior leadership at Utah Valley University, in coordination with the Governor’s Office and the Utah System of Higher Education, are taking thoughtful and deliberate action regarding COVID-19. Their primary objective is to protect your health and safety, especially those who are most vulnerable to this illness.

In response to recent announcements regarding large gatherings from Utah Valley University and the Governor's Office, we will be canceling UVU Conference on Domestic Violence.

We will be refunding all registration fees shortly. We appreciate your patience as we work to issue these refunds. 
We are hoping to reschedule this conference later this summer, if possible.

We understand that this cancelation comes at short notice, but protecting the health of all our participants, presenters, students, and supporters is paramount in our hearts and minds. Thank you for your support and understanding. 
--updated 12 March, 2020


UVU Conference on Domestic Violence

The UVU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in conjunction with their state and local sponsors, is pleased to present the 2020 UVU Conference on Domestic Violence. This single-day event is scheduled for Friday, April 10, 2020 - in the Sorensen Student Center on UVU campus. The conference will provide education, build awareness, and offer insight to those touched by intimate partner, dating, and interpersonal violence and those who provide treatment and services for them. This conference is open to professionals, clinicians, law enforcement, and members of the community.  Current UVU students are welcome to attend for free. You won’t want to miss this event!


Third Region (Section 3)


KEYNOTE: Leslie Morgan Steiner

Leslie Morgan Steiner
Leslie Morgan Steiner is a NY Times bestselling author, frequent media guest, and women’s leadership expert. Her unique experience as a survivor of domestic violence, workplace harassment, and eating and addiction disorders make her a unique and inspirational voice for female empowerment, no matter one’s age. Leslie’s books, articles, and TedTalks address work/family balance, surviving relationship violence, solutions to infertility, developing a positive body image, and instilling self-esteem in our daughters. Leslie is also a regular guest on NBC’s Today Show, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, and other programs. She is regularly featured in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parents, Self, and many other online and print publications. As a writer, successful corporate executive, wife, and mother, she understands and demystifies women’s strengths and secrets and presents them with candor, humor, hope, and inspiration, helping audiences find their strength.

PLENARY: Ali Crandall, Ph.D., MPH

Ali Crandall
Ali Crandall, Ph.D., MPH, is an assistant professor in the department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. She received her masters from Loma Linda University and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University (both degrees were in public health). Her research focuses on the role of families in public health and the effects of family experiences during childhood on adult mental and cognitive health.

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Toni Harris
Assistant Dean
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Utah Valley University


Accessibility Services


For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Office of Accessibility Services at: 801-863-7407 
or accessibilityservices@uvu.edu

To request an ASL Interpreter, please contact Nicole Hemmingsen at: 385-208-2677 or nicole.hemmingsen@uvu.edu

All requests should be made at least 14 days in advance.

Parking Information


Parking is free in the Parking Garage for conference registrants. You can find details on this map.