Strong Moms, Safe Kids / 23 January 2013

Presented By: BWJP

Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm Central Time
Location: Your Desk

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1) Teleconference (cost of calling long distance to Texas is your responsibility); 
2) VoIP (free audio through the internet, speakers are required). 

Presenters: Jill Abernathey has been associated with the Duluth Domestic Abuse Intervention Project since 1987, Sara Lee, Family Services Coordinator at First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center, has 11 years of experience in various fields working with families and children in crisis, and Frances Macaulay is an experienced legal advocate for women affected by domestic abuse, stalking, and sexual assault.

Description: Advocates and service providers both in Duluth and nationally identified a lack of advocacy for women in the months and years following separation from their abusive partner. Just when she needs it most, support and advocacy dwindles, creating a deep gap in services and safety. The larger societal and systemic assumption is that once the relationship ends, so too does the violence. In Duluth, our experience through years of intensive advocacy with women who have been battered, their children, and men who batter is that the violence, power and control does not end. Instead, it simply changes forms. If children are in the picture, men who batter use their children as the vehicles for their continued abuse, harassment and intimidation.  

Developed in response to this need for intensive advocacy and support for mothers who have been battered and their children, Strong Moms, Safe Kids was developed.  Strong/Safe melds expertise of experienced advocates for women and children, promoting healing and long-term safety for mothers and their children. Strong Moms examines parenting following separation from an abusive relationship and focuses on skill building to strengthen the mother-child relationship, promote healing and build self-advocacy skills for themselves and their children. Children in Safe Kids work with a specialist from First Witness Child Abuse Resource Center to develop tools for resiliency and learn how to protect themselves from future harm. This webinar will explore the unique collaboration between a Child Advocacy Center(First Witness) and a domestic violence program (DAIP), and Strong Moms/Safe Kids facilitators will discuss what they have learned from facilitating this unique group. 

Registration Details: This webinar is open to OVW Grantees, the Military Email List, and the general public.

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