VIRTUAL TRAINING- THE IMPACT OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ON CHILDREN
Join us for our upcoming virtual training session The Impact of Domestic Violence on Children. Hosted by the New Jersey Children’s Alliance (NJCA) and presented by Kristina Korobov and Kathleen Nolan, both Senior Attorneys for the Zero Abuse Project.
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Session One: Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases with Absent and Recanting Victims
The very nature of domestic violence – crimes that are often committed in private and involve victims who have love for, loyalty to, and fear of their abusers – makes these cases difficult to successfully prosecute. This is particularly true when the victim has recanted allegations or will not appear in Court to provide truthful testimony. This presentation looks at the process involved in recantation, including the influence of the abuser. We discuss how to evaluate a case in light of the victim’s participation, and provide ideas for alternative sources of evidence, so that the strength of the state’s case is not dependent upon the survivor of the abuse.
Session Two: The Children Are Not Okay: Impact of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is pervasive in our communities – with 1 in 4 females experiencing abuse at the hands of a partner during her lifetime. Children are not immune or shielded from the violence. Not only do millions of children witness the abuse of their mother, but many experience child abuse themselves. This session will discuss the prevalence of DV, the intersection of DV and child maltreatment and how these behaviors permeate the day-to-day climate of the home, leading to the cycle of abuse being handed down from generation to generation. Identification of harm will be discussed, as well as strategies to support the mother and the children. Skill building and increasing resiliency will also be presented.