When a battered woman leaves her abuser, many people, including practitioners from the systems and institutions with whom she now becomes part of, believe that she and her children are out of danger. Instead, she may face the greatest risks of all and experience a new and unfamiliar type of battering. This training will examine the specific post-separation power and control tactics batterers often use. We will look at specific dangers facing women when they leave their abuser, how his power and control tactics change and how that impacts the mother and her children. We will spend a significant amount of time exploring litigation abuse, discussing what it is, its impact on mothers and their children, why it’s allowed to occur, and some suggested remedies to prevent it.
5 DVS Credits: Basic DV Knowledge