Nexus Training Conference: Violence Within the Home and Its Effects on Children

Please note:

This training conference is scheduled for November 4, 2020. A call for papers will be sent out sometime in July. For more information on our training conferences, please contact Nancy Urquilla by email at urquina@dcfs.lacounty.gov.


Each year the Nexus conference offers unique and innovative training for interested professionals, child advocates and students. Once again, we are honored to provide attendees an opportunity to hear from local, state and national experts about the impact of violence within the home on children and explore potential solutions. It is hoped that the information presented will continue to inspire violence prevention efforts in the home, in our communities and throughout society. We invite you to join us this year as we explore a wide range of issues related to family violence and the relationship between child abuse and domestic violence.


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Nexus XXIV Keynote Presentations: Randell Alexander

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Nexus XXIV Worshop Presentations

Jerome Front

A Quiet Revolution

Scientific American Meditation

Mindfulness with Children Reading List


Erica Curtis

The Innovative Parent


Theresa Gill

Women Who Were Sexually Abused as Children: Mothering, Resilience and Protecting the Next Generation


Claudia Wang

Advisor 2018


Sonya Servin

Immigration and Domestic Violence


Wayne Boucher

Trauma Informed Care: The Three Principal Harms