This webinar is hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and is open to the public.


Sherry Hamby, Ph.D. is Director of the Appalachian Center for Resilience Research and Research Professor of Psychology at the University of the South. She is also founding editor of the APA journal Psychology of Violence. 

TK Logan, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky. Her research and writings focus on stalking, protective order effectiveness, sexual assault, intimate partner homicide, and health disparities of rural women with partner violence experiences. 

Practitioner:  TBD


Sherry Hamby will explore ways in which the measurement of IPV has systematically mis-represented gender patterns.  More particularly, she will discuss how assessing physical assault in ways that capture too many incidents of horseplay and joking around renders sexual victimization invisible.  Even research surveillance of homicide systematically under-represents male IPV, because current homicide databases categorize “collateral” IPV victims, such as children, family members, or women’s new partners without contextualizing their killings.  Such multiple victim homicides are overwhelmingly perpetrated by men.  Finally, issues and challenges related to assessing coercive control and cyber-abuse will be discussed.  Assessment tools will be recommended.

TK Logan will examine the shortcomings in the current assessment/ measurement of both intimate partner sexual violence and stalking in order to facilitate a better understanding of the scope and nature of IPV. Understanding the nature and scope of the ways women have been forced to live will better acknowledge the full extent of survivor experiences and help pave the way for more nuanced appreciation of the impact of these “invisible assaults” and for holding offenders fully accountable for their actions.

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Presenter Biographies

Partner Abuse: Looking Beyond Physical Assault to Coercive Control for Health Professionals

Stalking: Connecting the Dots for Advocates

Stalking: Connecting the Dots for Judges

Stalking: Connecting the Dots for Law Enforcement

Sherry Hamby PowerPoint Presentation

TK Logan PowerPoint Presentation

Teri Faragher PowerPoint Presentation