Clinical & Legal Strategies for Responding to DV Tactics of People of Means

A Continuing Education Seminar

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 ● 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Presented by The Weitzman Center and The Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center at DePaul University Law School

One East Jackson Blvd., 8th Floor, Chicago IL 60604

Co-sponsored by:
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, remain overlooked.

Attendees will learn how this type of abuser uses additional weapons, such as money and/or social status to: hide attempts at emotionally and/or financially destroying a spouse or partner; threaten the children; and (even post-decree) continue to harass an “ex-” for years. Tactics include: relentless bullying, mishandling of medications and extreme use of the legal system. All too frequently such tactics lead to the reality that the abuser’s threat – that “no one will believe you” – proves true.

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.

Schedule Speaker Bios