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Annual Spring Conference

2014 Thursday April 3, 6 pm - 8 pm, and 8:30 am - 4 pm Friday, April 4th
Sheraton St. Louis City Center, 400 South 14th Street, St. Louis 63103

Understanding Parenting in the Context of Coercive
Control - Kristine Lizas, JD

Coercive controlling violence, a predominant issue for many families seeking child custody resolutions, eludes identification and understanding by family court practitioners for many reasons. Through large group presentations and small group discussions, participants will better understand how coercive control impacts families, and learn how, in ways that account for coercive control, to manage dispute resolution processes for parents and children, and find ways to make recommendations, structure parenting time arrangements, and advocate for parents and children.

ABOUT KRISTINE: She serves as Managing Attorney for the Legal Policy Program of the Battered Womens Justice Project (BWJP), a national resource center on domestic violence legal policy issues. She works closely with BWJPs National Custody Project, an OVW-funded effort to develop a framework and tools for identifying and addressing domestic violence in custody cases. Additionally, she is currently managing a new technical assistance project on domestic violence and firearms.

Kristine writes and trains on the topics of gender discrimination, violence typologies, law enforcement responses, custody practice, government liability, risk assessments, restorative justice, and safety auditing/community assessments. Kristine trains for the National Judicial Institute on Domestic Violence and the Center for Court Innovation; she has previously served as faculty for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Praxis International, Inc., the Minnesota State Bar Association, Minnesota Continuing Legal Education, and the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Kristine sits on the Constituent Advisory Council for the National Domestic Violence Hotline, and chaired its sub-council on Custody. She also serves as a board member for the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. She is a Consultant to Praxis International's Blueprint for Safety Demonstration Initiative. Kristine has served as a volunteer family law attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, and as an asylum law attorney with Advocates for Human Rights. She is licensed to practice law in Minnesota and Illinois.

A State Chapter of The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and MO-AFCC & MARCH Annual Spring Conference, 2014 April 3rd and April 4th Understanding Parenting in the Context of Coercive Control This presentation will be helpful for therapists, mediators, evaluators, family law attorneys, guardians ad litem, and judges.

For more information, please contact us at 800-595-9750 or visit us at www.marchmediation.org.

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