Join the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for a webinar on the high rate of co-occurrence between child abuse and domestic violence. Participants will learn how children are used after separation by the abusive parent to continue the battering, power, and control. Using information from focus groups, individual interviews, and years of direct practice with battered mothers and children, the presenter will talk about specific tactics used by batterers and how systems and institutions inadvertently support these tactics. Participants will learn about ways to improve safety for battered mothers and children and ideas for system change to create long-term safety. The information will be presented through the framework of the advocacy perspective and role.
- Participants will understand the role and perspective of advocacy as it relates to domestic violence and child abuse.
- Participants will understand how power, control, and violence continues for battered mothers and children after separation and how this impacts child abuse reports and investigations.
- Participants will explore systemic changes that could lead to long-term safety for children and non-offending caregivers after separation.