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Webinar Recording

Mapping Gender: Shedding Empirical Light on Family Courts’ Treatment of Cases Involving Abuse and Alienation

Published: February, 2018| Joan S. Meier

What is really happening in the nation's family courts? This webinar discusses a national empirical study of custody courts' responses to domestic violence, child abuse, and parental alienation… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Should She Stay or Should She Go: Helping Domestic Violence Survivors with Interstate Cases

Published: December, 2017| Deborah Goelman, Amie Lewis, and Sarah Whitesell

This webinar on basic interstate custody issues will provide participants with an overview of the various federal and state laws that govern interstate custody cases. It is designed for attorneys… View this resource

Webinar Recording

The Child Custody/Child Protective Service “Sandwich”

Published: February, 2014| Joyce Yedlosky

Battered women and their children are often “sandwiched” between child custody proceedings and the Child Protection System (CPS). This webinar focuses on the systemic structures, assumptions and… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Advocating for Battered Mothers: The Least You Need to Know

Published: February, 2013| Stephanie Avalon

The Battered Women’s Justice Project is deeply committed to reform in the arena of custody litigation. Much of this effort involves analysis of structure and training of practitioners. It’s clearly a… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Sexual Coercion in the Context of Custody Litigation

Published: December, 2011| Connie J. A. Beck, Gabrielle Davis, J.D.

Scant research has been devoted to how pre- and post- separation sexual coercion functions in the lives of abused women generally and, more particularly, what implications it has for child custody… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Applying the Safe and Together Model to Custody and Visitation

Published: October, 2011| David Mandel, MA, Bridget Reilly, MA

The Safe and Together model is being implemented in a number of states and jurisdictions (Connecticut, Ohio, Colorado, Florida, Kansas City, MO) to improve case practice and cross system collaboration… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Supporting Battered Mothers Involved in Custody Disputes

Published: September, 2011| Dr. Shannon Schmidt

Battered mothers need help and support now. Specialized support groups for custody challenged battered mothers are one way to provide that support. Shannon Schmidt has been leading such a group for… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Invisible Forces Guiding Decision-Making in Family Court

Published: August, 2011| Gabrielle Davis, J.D., Stephanie Avalon, Denise Eng

Even when domestic violence is recognized and documented, resulting judicial decisions fail to adequately account for violence and control that still exist and impact the safety and well-being of… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

The Ohio IPV Collaborative Builds Competency Within Child Protective Services

Published: July, 2011| Denise St. Clair, Edited by Stephanie Avalon

Linking children’s safety to the safety of their mothers, the late Susan Schechter coordinated and consulted with Advocacy for Women and Kids in Emergencies (AWAKE) at Children's Hospital in Boston… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Developing Protocols to Ensure Multiple Opportunities for Safe Disclosures of Domestic Violence

Published: July, 2011| Anne Menard

Anne Menard shares lessons learned from assisting a range of program developing protocols to address domestic violence, included federally-funded programs who thought the populations they were serving… View this resource

Website

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges/Family Violence Department

Published: January, 2015| National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges

The Family Violence Department improves the way courts, law enforcement agencies, and others respond to family violence, while recognizing the legal, cultural, and psychological dynamics involved with… View this resource

Tools & Guides

A Passport to Safety: A Judge's Bench Card

Published: May, 2011| NCJFCJ, NCPOFFC

This tool provides key information on full faith and credit and firearms to judges. Included are benchcards for both issuing and enforcing courts dealing with domestic violence protection orders. View this resource