February 9th, 2023
Today I welcome back Dr. Christine Cocchiola to discuss the importance of talking and educating about coercive control, domestic violence, and other abuses (legal, financial, and so on) to better understand, identify, and ultimately advocate for yourself, your children, or loved ones in family court.
Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW is a Coercive Control Advocate, Educator, Researcher & Survivor. She is a full-time college professor teaching social work for the last 20 years in CT and also an adjunct instructor at NYU.
Featured topics include:
- Coercive control can happen in any relationship or any environment (4:08)
- Most domestic violence is based on power and control (6:59)
- The lack of ratification of The Equal Rights Amendment and its effect on women – such as the fact that women cannot sue for violation of their rights (18:23)
- How to litigate within a family court system that is stacked against you (26:47)
- Why it is important to think like the abuser as well as be two steps ahead when going into a courtroom (33:44)
- Divorce attorneys need to understand and be attuned to the difference between victims and perpetrators (40:29)
Learn more about Dr. Christine Cocchiola:
Dr. Christine Marie Cocchiola, DSW, LCSW is a Coercive Control Advocate, Educator, Researcher & Survivor. She is a full-time college professor teaching social work for the last 20 years in CT and also an adjunct instructor at NYU. Her expertise is in the areas of coercive control and the traumatic experiences of both adult and child victims, developing and presenting workshops on these topics both nationally and internationally. Christine, a Board Member of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has supported policy codifying coercive control and has a small private practice, primarily serving victims and survivors of coercive control. She is the creator of the Protective Parenting Program, supporting protective mothers on their journey toward healing their children.
Resources & Links:
Grit & Grace Coaching Program
Dr. Cocchiola’s website
Dr. Cocchiola on Instagram
Dr. Cocchiola on Facebook
Dr. Cocchiola on Twitter
Dr. Cocchiola on LinkedIn
Dr. Cocchiola’s past episode on Coercive Control
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