Presented by Erin Shannon (she/they), Director of Advocacy and Education at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN)
Exposure to domestic violence is a leading cause of adverse childhood experiences. Research confirms that allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are often discounted when raised in child custody litigation, even when credible claims of abuse are presented to fact finders. This workshop will provide training in identifying and understanding the nuance present in families experiencing domestic violence, especially when it comes to risk factors and escalating lethality. The workshop will also discuss ways in which a trauma-informed lens can lead professionals who are involved in child custody proceedings to a deeper understanding of coercive control and the traumatic effects of family violence on children, adults and families.
SPAN is a human rights organization committed to ending violence against adults, youth and children through advocacy, support, education and community organizing. SPAN has supported survivors of domestic violence in Boulder and Broomfield Counties for over 40 years. Erin has worked with SPAN for the last 10 years, providing Trauma-Informed, Client-Directed violence intervention and prevention services.
Erin is the Director of Advocacy and Education, oversees SPAN’s Legal Advocacy and Violence Prevention programs. She has worked at the intersections of mental health, community organizing, and anti-oppression education for 20+ years
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With white cheddar, cucumber, pickled red cabbage, red peppers, mixed greens, and lemon tahini dressing on your choice of bread
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On romaine, with avocado, chick peas, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions with champagne vinaigrette
The BIDC is a great place to find resources regarding domestic issues of law and mental health. We are a group of mental health and legal professionals who specialize in supporting families as they navigate the legal system. If you are a professional seeking community, connection and education, welcome! We hope that you will join us!