What is Coercive Control


What Does it Have to Do With Family Court?


A Policy Brief :  Legislating Coercive Control- Jennifers' Law

Christine M. Cocchiola, IPV Advocate, Educator, LCSW, NYU DSW-c

Other Coercive Control Resources:
Coercive Control and the Family Court Trap
Rachel Watson
Understanding Coercive Control: A crime against women's liberties and rights.
Evan Stark, PhD
Shows that most abused women seek help because their rights and liberties have been jeopardized, not because they have been injured. The coercive control model resolves three perplexing challenges posed by abuse: why these relationships endure, why abused women develop a profile of problems seen among no other group of assault victims, and why the legal system has failed to win them justice.
Showered with attention? It can feel incredibly romantic and can blind you to hints of problems ahead. What happens when attentiveness becomes domination? The desire to control can lead to jealousy, threats, micromanaging, even physical violence. If you are trapped in a web of coercive control, this book provides answers, hope, and a way out.
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