Linda Luongo, Event Coordinator 
The Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services 
203-736-2601, ext.1334 


Monday September 30, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM ED

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Anthony's Ocean View 
450 Lighthouse Road
New Haven, CT 06468

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Beyond the Bruises: A Conference on Psychological Abuse and Stalking 

Learn about psychological and emotional abuse, stalking, and how technology interfaces with domestic violence.


8:00am-8:45am: Registration/Continental Breakfast/Networking

8:45am-9:00am: Welcome - Roberta Cook, President/CEO, BHcare

9:00am-10:00am: Stalking, Counter-Stalking & Threats -  Mark Wynn, Veteran Police Officer, Domestic Violence Prevention Trainer & Consultant

10:00am-11:00am: Crazy Love: Escaping a Psychological Trap Disguised as Love - Leslie Morgan Steiner, New York Times Best-selling Author

11:00am-11:15am: Break

11:15am-12:15pm: Panel Discussion

12:15pm-1:00pm: Lunch, Police Officer Recognition

1:00pm-2:30pm: Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, Impact - Hema Khan, Program Attorney, Stalking Resource Center, National Center for Victims of Crime

2:30pm: Closing - Susan DeLeon, Director, Umbrella Center for Domestic Violence Services

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Guest Speakers:

Leslie Morgan Steiner
Leslie Morgan Steiner is the author of Crazy Love, a New York Times bestseller. Her memoir about surviving domestic violence in her first marriage describes how, at 22 and a recent Harvard graduate working at Seventeen Magazine in New York City, she met a charming, handsome Ivy League graduate on the subway. Steiner takes readers on the baffling, terrifying journey of true love turned devastating – how she endured four years of attacks, eventually escaping and rebuilding her career and finding a happy family life with her second husband.

Steiner is a regular guest on the Today Show, National Public Radio, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, and MSNBC. She has been profiled in Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Elle, Parenting, Parents, Self, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post. She is a frequent speaker and corporate consultant on the subject of marketing to moms and family violence.

Mark Wynn
Mark Wynn is devoted to ending family violence as a veteran police officer, detective, educator, program supervisor, consultant and advisor. His numerous credentials include, but are not limited to:                                                                                                                                                

  • Twenty-one year member of the Nashville Metropolitan Police Department.
  • He is the recipient of 121 commendations and 51 awards and certificates.
  • He recently received the 2012 Family Justice Center Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award.
  • In 2011 he was awarded the “Visionary Award” by End Violence Against Women International and the Distinguished Faculty Award by the National District Attorney’s Association.
  • Consultant to the National Stalking Resource Center of the National Center for Victims of Crime.
  • Member of the Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Hema Khan

Hema Khan is the Program Attorney for the Stalking Resource Center (SRC) at the National Center for Victims of Crime. The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking. The Stalking Resource Center envisions a future in which the criminal justice system and its many allied community partners will effectively collaborate and respond to stalking, improve victim safety and well-being, and hold offenders accountable.

As the Program Attorney, Hema conducts training for law enforcement, victim advocates, judges and prosecutors on all aspects of stalking.  She also conducts legal research and analysis on stalking laws, legislation, and case law.

Hema has previously worked as a victim advocate for the Oasis Center for Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence in Tucson Arizona.  She then completed her J.D. from the University of Arizona College of Law in 2004.  She is licensed to practice law in Arizona.  Hema has been practicing both criminal and international law since 2004.  She joined the Stalking Resource Center in January 2012