Conference Speakers

Friday Morning Speakers

SAVVE Council Introduction and Conference Orientation

Photography by  Magic Spark.


It has been a long journey to bring the much needed awareness of Domestic Violence to Southern Utah. This council is so very excited to bring something that each council member takes to heart, "Building a Worldwide Community of Strength and Awareness  Against Domestic Violence and Abuse" 


We have been blessed to have people from Texas as well as Utah to teach about Domestic Violence and to help those who suffer to heal from Domestic Violence.  As well as having a Legal system component that is usually left out.  We need to work as a community in all aspects of domestic violence. 

Friday Afternoon Speaker -Ashlee Martlage, MA LMFT CCTP

 Transformations: Traumatization and Resiliency 


Ashlee N. Martlage is from California and is currently a Counseling Psychology PhD student at University of Texas, Austin where she is studying the impact of traumatic experiences on attachment in military and law enforcement families. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California, San Diego and received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in behavior and neuroscience. She completed her clinical training and obtained her master’s degree at Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis 

in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional by the IATP.  


Friday Evening Speaker - Jason Grygla

Seek to Be Comforted, Not to be Comfortable: An Emotions Spectrum for Understanding Healing from Trauma, Abuse and Deprivation 


 Jason is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor of 18 years, he has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling for Marriage, Family and Addiction Recovery Therapy. He worked at LDS Family services for 11 years as the Director of the Phoenix AZ, Office, afterwards, he opened a Private Practice in Glendale for 3 years until he Moved to Toquerville to work at a teen inpatient therapeutic program.  He has been married to his wife Debbie for 23 years, they have adopted three boys and have 2 little girls.  They are ages 5, 10, 15, 25 and 25. 

Saturday Morning Speaker - Dave Markel

 Trauma-informed Interview Principles™ 


 David W. Markel is a seasoned criminal justice and Title IX investigation compliance professional who for the past 35-years has been dedicated to pursuing justice for victims of crime, especially in the area of interpersonal violence.  

 Trauma-informed Interview Principles 

 Physical evidence is not always available in an interpersonal violence case, but psychophysiological evidence almost always is, if we know what to look for and how to document it. 

Saturday Evening Speaker - Matt Hilton

 "C-A-L-L to Arms: Go and Do"  


 Matthew Hilton is an experienced lawyer, teacher and advocate for those who have been deprived of their natural and constitutional rights that impact the ability of parents to raise their children in accordance with God-given responsibilities. He has terminated all involvement in litigation, with the exception of representation of the mother and daughters of the Wolferts family from 2011 through the present. His work has been reviewed or adopted by both houses of Congress, and the International American Bar Association. Health permitting, his future work will focus on legal reform and education.   

Breakout Sessions and teachers

Friday Morning Breakout Session 1

1. Self Care and Yoga - Eloise Young (Teac  

10:25 – 11:10 – Breakout Session 1

1. Selfcare and Yoga – Eloise Young (CEU) – 217A

2. Art Therapy – Diana Zu - 118

3. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LeMar - Hafen Auditorium

4. How to Protect Yourself Spiritually – Karalyn Johnson - 216

5. The Mask You Live In - Part 1 -Kava Talks - 212

6. Rise Up – Empowering Victims, Creating Survivors – Tammy Coates -214


Friday Morning Breakout Session 2

  

1. The Mask You Live in – Part 2- Kava Talks - 212

2. Preparation for Safety – Randi Stock (CEU) - 201

3. How to Protect Yourself Spiritually – Karalyn Johnson - 216

4. How to Love and Support Someone Going Thru Abuse – Marie Watts – 214

5. How to Help a Spouse with Addiction – Erin Anderson - 218

6. Identifying a healthy Relationship and Boundaries – Lisa Lee (CEU) Hafen Auditorium

7. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LeMar - 217B

Friday Afternoon Breakout Session 3

  

1. Selfcare and Yoga – Eloise Young (CEU) – 217A

2. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LeMar - 217B

3. Art Therapy – Diana Zu -118

4. The Other Side of the Struggle: Healing from the betrayal of Trauma – Erin Anderson Hafen Auditorium

5. Methods of Healing – Shareene Rice (CEU) 201

6. Ritual Abuse – Becky Taylor - 216

7. Making Sense of it – Nali Fakahua - 212

Friday Afternoon Breakout Session 4

  

1. Selfcare and Nutrition – Eloise Young (CEU) - 217

2. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LeMar -217B

3. Preparation for Safety – Randi Stock (CEU) 201

4. Debriefing of Toxic Subjects of Ritual Abuse – Becky Taylor -216

5. Recognizing the signs of Domestic Violence – Leslie Browning - Hafen Auditorium

6. Growing Up with Abuse – Marie Watts 214

7. Making Sense of It – Nali Fakahua - 212


Saturday Morning Breakout Session 1

  

1. Is This all there is to my life? A Survivor’s Story of Life and Death – Mimi Ortiz (Trigger Alert) Rm Hafen Auditorium

2. Making Sense of it – Nali Fakahua - 212

3. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LeMar -217B

4. Why Victims Stay and the Grieving Process – Shareene Rice (CEU) 201

5. How to Help a Spouse with Addiction - Erin Anderson 218

6. Recognizing the Signs in a Victim of Domestic Violence – Leslie Browning 214

7. Art Therapy – Diana Zu 118

Saturday Morning Breakout Session 2

  

1. Making Sense of it – Nali Fakahua – 212

2. Is this all there is to my life? A Survivors Story of Life and Death – Mimi Ortiz (Trigger Alert) 214

3. The Other Side of the Struggle: Healing from Betrayal – Erin Anderson 218

4. Art Therapy Diana Zu 118

5. Rewiring the Brain and Developing Healthy Relationships – Lisa Lee (CEU) 201

6. How Music Heals – Cactus Jack LaMar -217B

7. Rise Up – Empowering Victims, Creating Survivors – Tammy Coates Hafen Audit.