And it takes a unique, hidden form (yes, even dangerous) in high achieving families. Helping this overlooked population via advocacy, education, & support - and training the professionals to help - is TWC's mission.
Clinical & Legal Strategies for Responding to DV Tactics of People of Means
Continuing Ed Seminar on April 24, 2013
The Weitzman Center ● The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University Law School
NASW, Illinois Chapter ● Chicago Bar Association ● Illinois State Bar Association
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Summary: Professionals know that domestic violence has no boundaries, yet little has been done to identify and serve victims in affluent families. Hidden tactics used by some members of this population, and the unique profile of its victims, remains overlooked.
This seminar will offer attendees tips and skill-building guidance for such cases, as well as present an opportunity to network while earning continuing education credits. More info
It happens more often than you think. And it takes courage to acknowledge the abuse and get out.
People think you’re privileged and have it all. Reality is your spouse is abusive, using the tactics of money and status to isolate and control you. Perhaps he threatens that if you leave you’ll end up penniless, and he’ll get the kids.
TWC gets it and advocates to help you by training professionals from doctors to therapists to lawyers to recognize the hidden tactics in upscale marriages, so you get the help you (and your kids) need to get out, heal and move forward.
Our Care Kit is offered free of charge and includes support, information and referrals helpful to victims of domestic violence in upscale families.
It will help you work out a safe plan for leaving your abuser. And plan you must. If you leave a high earning, narcissistic professional you could be in for quite a rough ride through the legal system. This type of abuser often uses his money and status to continue his harassment by abusing the legal system.
Our Care Kit is also a great resource for professionals serving this population.