Educational Materials

Shared Parenting Symposium 2021

This symposium on January 29, 2021 was a gathering with experts and Connecticut legislators to participate in a dialogue about fact-based domestic violence policy and its implications for child welfare.

Presentation Information

Research on Male Victims of Domestic Violence: Implications for Shared Parenting
by Denise Hines, PhD
Presentation Slides

“Stacked Against Me”: Perceptions of Institutional Response to Incidents of Partner Abuse Involving Men and their Children
by Alexandra Lysova, PhD
Presentation Slides

New Findings Regarding Domestic Violence, Parent Conflict, Parenting Time, Children’s Emotional Security, and Children’s Stress-related Physical and Mental Health
by William Fabricius, PhD
Presentation Slides


CT legislature must protect domestic abuse victims

When child abuse or neglect is reported, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigates and evaluates it, and if necessary, they may remove the child from an abusive parent. The person reporting the abuse, whether a teacher, a neighbor, a relative or the other parent, does not have to pay for this. It is covered by the state. During divorce proceedings it is different. Protective parents must pay their own attorneys to safeguard children who are abused by the other parent. Sometimes they must also pay a guardian ad litem for the child. This is expensive. Divorcing parents should not have to ruin their finances to protect themselves or their children from child abuse.
The full article by Maureen Martowska, Genevieve DeLuca and Martin Kulldorff was published by the CT Mirror:

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