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Domestic Abuse is more than Physical Violence – Examining the Role of Coercive Control
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.
Presenters: Cory Hernandez, Family Violence Appellate Project, Mindy Mechanic, Professor of Psychology California State University, Fullerton
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