Video Training: Domestic Abuse is more than Physical Violence – Examining the Role of Coercive Control

September 14, 2021

This workshop is intended to help the field recognize nonphysical forms of abuse, including coercive control. Recent legal changes, including Senate Bill 1141, as well as a growing body of social scientific research, have helped us all better understand the role of nonphysical abuse in domestic violence cases. Certain already marginalized groups, such as LGBTQI+ individuals, immigrants, and people of color, face unique experiences with nonphysical abuse, such as threats to “out” someone’s sexual orientation or to call immigration authorities on someone. Understanding how nonphysical abuse occurs, and how to address it, is important and necessary to keep families safe.

Registration and Payment

All videos are free for survivors of domestic violence/intimate partner abuse and the people who support them; California nonprofit / legal aid employees; private attorneys currently representing a survivor of domestic violence pro bono in California; members of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence; and members of Legal Aid Association of California. ​All others (including private attorneys), please pay before viewing. $35 per video. Click here to pay. In the comments section, please include the name(s) of the training(s) you are paying for. (Payment for training does not count as a tax-deductible donation.)


Cory Hernandez, Family Violence Appellate Project,  Mindy Mechanic, Professor of Psychology California State University, Fullerton

MCLE Credit

To receive 1.75 hours of MCLE credit for watching this webinar, please download and complete the below evaluation form, then email it to (Be sure to download the form and save it to your device before entering your information.) Available for CA attorneys only. By submitting this form you are certifying that you viewed the entire presentation, and are electronically signing an attendance record.


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