MAY 24th, 2018

UVU Conference on Ending Domestic Violence

We're thrilled to announce our first ever UVU Conference on Ending Domestic Violence. The conference will provide education, build awareness, and offer insight to those touched by domestic violence and those who provide treatment and services for them. Open to UVU students (free of charge at the door), professionals, clinicians, law enforcement, and members of the community. Click on Sessions below to see our lineup of breakout sessions. This one promises to be awesome!

**We've been approved for 5 NASW CEUs!**

Third Region (Section 3)


KEYNOTE: Victor Rivas Rivers

Victor Rivas Rivers

A veteran film star, best-selling author, renowned advocate for violence prevention, and the first Cuban-born football player to land a tryout with the Miami Dolphins, Victor Rivas Rivers has come a long way since being an abused, angry gang member. In fact, given his violent upbringing, few of those achievements were ever likely. If not for individuals in his community who were willing to take a stand on his behalf, Rivers doubts he would be alive today. In his beautifully crafted memoir, A Private Family Matter: A Memoir, and the upcoming sequel, A Public Family Matter: Journey of An Accidental Activist, Rivers shares his remarkable life story with the world. Now one of the most well-known domestic violence activists, Rivers uses his voice to advocate for the safety of all women and children.

PLENARY: Lundy Bancroft

Lundy Bancroft

Lundy Bancroft has thirty years' experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.'s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That?, and the national prizewinner The Batterer as Parent. Lundy is the former Training Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter, and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness. Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences. He is currently working on a play about battered women's experiences with the child custody system, called "Forbidden to Protect".





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


Accessibility Services


For accessibility information or to request accommodations, please contact the Irene Whittier at:

(801) 863-5300 or

Requests should be made at least one week in advance.

Parking Information


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