Two upcoming domestic violence webinars:
Domestic violence and technology: New international research and resources for practice
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 / 2:00-3:30pm CDT
Content: Dr. Molly Dragiewicz and Dr. Bridget Harris will present recommendations for future research, policy and practice on technology and domestic violence based on the first Australian study focused on survivors’ experiences of technology-facilitated coercive control. Digital technologies play an increasingly important role in everyday life. The ubiquity of these technologies, combined factors like with GPS tracking, cloud-based storage, and platform integration, present significant challenges to personal security and privacy, and particularly for domestic violence victims.
This webinar presents findings from the Australian Communications Consumer Advocacy Network funded study, “Domestic violence and communication technology: Victim experiences of intrusion, surveillance, and identity theft.” Findings are based on interviews with twenty domestic violence survivors in New South Wales and Queensland and online focus groups with key stakeholders in rural, regional, and remote areas
Following the above presentation, Rachel Gibson, Senior Technology Specialist for the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence will discuss resources for practice from NNEDV’s extensive tech safety work and the application of the work to the US.
Presenters: Associate Professor Molly Dragiewicz, Griffith University, Australia
Dr Bridget Harris, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Rachel Gibson, Senior Technology Specialist, Safety Net Project, The National Network to End Domestic Violence
Coercive Control: Practical Implications
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 / 2:00-3:15pm CDT
Content: Over the last two decades, England, Ireland, France, Scotland, and a number of other countries and thousands of service organizations world-wide have adapted coercive control as the framework for improving the response to interpersonal abuse and discarded definitions and practice models that narrowly emphasize violence or relegate the role of children to “witnesses.” What were the key frustrations with the justice and Refuge/Shelter response that led to the changes? What is the coercive control ‘framework?’ Is it applicable in the U.S.? Drawing on examples from his forensic caseload and his recent experiences abroad, Dr. Stark will introduce coercive control as a practical model to improve assessment with women and children and as a political model to address violence against women as a “liberty crime.”
Presenters: Evan Stark, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University