Great Neck law firm hosts educational event regarding domestic violence and financial control

April 20 Educational Event

Domestic violence comprises a range of behaviors beyond physical and emotional abuse. Abusers often use intimidation, degradation, and isolation to deprive victims of their rights to physical security, dignity and respect.

“Coercive control” describes a course of oppressive behavior, a form of ongoing oppression that invades all arenas of women’s activity by limiting access to money and other basic resources.

Forensic expert Chitra Raghavan is a clinical psychologist specializing in the assessment of domestic violence and traumatic outcomes in divorce matters.

In partnership with Great Neck law firm, Wisselman Harounian and Associates and The Safe Center, Dr. Rhaghavan will speak to the community about the trauma of abuse. Other speakers in the panel are Keith Scott, educational director of The Safe Center, and Michele Ellen Kern-Rappy, senior settlement coordinator for the New York County Supreme Court.

Dr. Raghavan serves as an expert witness often addressing the following topics:
· How coercive control tactics are often invisible to outsiders
· How control is used to “entrap” or bully-victims.
Why survivors return to abusive relationships or won’t testify against abusers
· Psychological impairment and other effects of violence and abuse.

This is a complimentary event. If you are a mental health professional, the program offers free educational credits. Sponsors for the event include The Safe Center, the Domestic Harmony Foundation, and the Center for the Women of New York.

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