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Domestic violence counselors and secondary traumatic stress (STS): A brief qualitative report and strategies for support.
(Social Work in Mental Health, 2018)
Mental health counselors who provide trauma counseling to domestic violence survivors are exposed to catastrophic stories of danger, physical and emotional vulnerability. As counselors try to assess and treatment plan for ...
Domestic Violence: Do's and Don'ts for Court.
(ALM Media Properties, LLC., 2018-07-11)
In every hearing to determine domestic violence, a court is faced with the dilemma of whether to grant or deny protection to a named plaintiff. Each state uses a different standard of proof, but the procedures are similar. ...
What is the legal definition of 'A pattern of domestic violence?'
The definition of “pattern of domestic violence” has a great deal of elasticity to it and the phrase implicitly considers many relevant facts and circumstances, not just one.
Domestic Violence in New Jersey During the Pandemic: What Happened and How Can We Do Better?
(Somerville, N.J. : Honeyman & Rowe, 2020-10-29)
A multitude of factors combined during the pandemic to create a perfect breeding ground for an increase in domestic violence.
Domestic violence and mental health issues in court.
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020-11)
Whether a domestic violence victim is representing herself or being represented by an attorney, the goal is the same: Convince the court of her own veracity and be skeptical of the other side. How is that possible when a ...
Child Custody: What If There Are Allegations of Domestic Violence?
(ALM (formerly American Lawyer Media), 2020-09-04)
In this Family Law column, Toby Kleinman and Daniel Pollack discusses the issue of domestic violence during the pendency of a legal matter.
Helping domestic violence survivor clients after the case formally ends
(American Lawyer Media, LP., 2021-08-27)
The attorney/client relationship formally ends shortly after a matter is fully resolved by court order. However, where a family matter involves domestic violence, there are several things attorneys and their survivor clients ...
Opening and closing statements at domestic violence hearings
While a closing can follow the outline of the initial opening by showing how each of the facts described in the opening statement were proved, it should iterate all statutory factors that must be considered by the court ...
What ‘Safety First’ for Children Should Mean
By keeping safety as paramount and separate, courts will not weigh parental rights against child safety. Safety will be the sole consideration. A child should be entitled to no less safeguards than an adult at a domestic ...
A victim of sexual assault or domestic violence retracts a recantation. Is their credibility compromised?
To an outside observer, it may appear as erratic flip flopping. More often, it’s a symptom of the traumatic experience the survivor went through. Still, how much has the vacillation damaged the credibility of the victim/survivor ...