Confidentiality in the Digital Age: Forming Successful Partnerships while Protecting Survivor Safety


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Thursday, Oct. 17th, 9 am - 5 pm
Friday, Oct. 18th, 9 am - 1 pmNM vet center

New Mexico Veteran's Memorial - Event Center
1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
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Marriott Albuquerque Uptown
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
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Group Rate of $83 per night.
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Confidentiality is arguably one of the most important, yet problematic aspects of domestic violence work.  As advocates and others attempt to protect victim safety, effective relationships between community partners are often challenged. As information is rapidly becoming digitized, we are all struggling to keep up with the dangers and difficulties the technologically-based world presents to victims. The foundation of successful coordination is clarity on the issue of confidentiality in domestic violence cases, and emphasizing how we should (and shouldn't) be using new technology to protect safety.

In a statewide effort to help all community partners successfully navigate their relationships as they support victims and survivors of violence in this rapidly changing world, we are hosting two national leaders, Cindy Southworth and Detective Deirdri Fishel, on these issues in a one and a half day workshop. These innovative, national consultants will lead us in:

  • The Fundamentals of Confidentiality, Privacy and Privilege;
  • Technology, Social Media and Databases, and the Impact of New Technology on Victim Safety; and
  • Navigating Successful Community Collaborations.

Cindy Southworth

CindySouthworthCindy Southworth is the Vice President of Development and Innovation at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV).  Ms. Southworth leads the communications, development, technology, finance, operations, and international efforts of NNEDV.  She joined NNEDV in 2002 when she founded the Safety Net Project to address all things technology and Violence Against Women.  Through the Safety Net Project Ms. Southworth works with private industry, state and federal agencies, and international groups to improve safety and privacy for victims in this digital age. She has testified before Congress and is on many task forces and committees that address justice, privacy, technology, and safety in the Justice, Elections, Defense, and Human Services arenas.
Ms. Southworth earned a Masters Degree in Social Work in 1997 and has worked to end violence against women for 22 years at national, state, and local advocacy organizations. She has spent the past 14 years focusing on how technology can increase victim safety and how to hold perpetrators accountable for misusing technology. The NNEDV Safety Net Project is one of 5 organizations internationally that serves on the Facebook Safety Advisory board. Ms. Southworth also serves on the MTV’s A THIN LINE digital abuse Advisory Board.

Detective Deirdri Fishel

DetectiveFishelDetective Deirdri Fishel is a 19-year veteran of law enforcement. She has been the primary investigator and case manager of the State College Police Department's Victim Centered Intensive Case Management Unit since 2006. The Unit is tasked with investigating, coordinating, prosecuting, and responding to domestic violence and stalking crimes throughout the county.
Detective Fishel is a court-recognized expert on domestic violence. She is certified to train law enforcement personnel on domestic violence issues and has trained judges, prosecutors, municipal and state police officers, medical doctors, nurses, advocates, and other system professionals across the nation.
She has been a featured speaker/trainer at conferences for the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center, and the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She is the 2012 recipient of Verizon Corp.’s Shared Success Award for her work on the documentary film "Telling Amy's Story".

This event is open to all partners and professionals that interact with domestic violence victims.
These include - but are not limited to: victim advocates, law enforcement officers, attorneys, prosecutors and judges, public housing and child welfare advocates, legislators and government officials, social workers and therapists, and healthcare professionals 

CEU's are pending for social workers, law enforcement, and attorneys. Please indicate when registering whether you are interested in CEUs.

NMCADV Members: $20
Non-Members: $40
NMCADV Confidentiality Task Force Members: Free
Please choose the correct option from the drop down menu at the top of the registration form.

*Cancellation policy: You must contact and cancel at least one week in advance to receive a refund.

We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.