REGION II: OCTOBER 2021 LUNCH-N-LEARN EVENT
HOSTED BY MISSOURI PARALEGAL ASSOCIATION
A Story of Domestic Violence:
Why Do They Stay?
TOPIC: Domestic Violence
DATE: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
TIME: 11:00 A.M. MOUNTAIN/12:00 P.M. CENTRAL
1.0 hr CLE Credit APPROVED
Webinar topics will cover:
• Domestic Violence Defined/Explained
• Why victims stay
• The difficulties victims face when trying to leave the relationship
• The Power and Control Wheel of Domestic Violence
• The most dangerous time for a domestic violence victim
• Resources to help victims break free
Maddison tells her story of being in multiple relationships with domestically violent abusers and how she finally broke free and escaped. Maddison and veteran domestic violence victim advocate Siobhan Jackson of the Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in St. Joseph, Missouri, will educate us on every aspect of domestic violence.
Ms. Jackson will also explain the “Power and Control Wheel” illustrating how the abusers feel they must and do maintain all the power and control in the relationship. Hear how Maddison’s abusers maintained this absolute control.
Siobhan Jackson obtained her degree in Criminal Justice from Missouri Western State University and worked as a deputy sheriff and police officer for seven years before entering the field of victim advocacy. She worked at the YWCA as a domestic violence victim advocate and rape crisis counselor for six years prior to joining the Prosecutor’s Office as a DV Victim Advocate in 2018. She has over 500 hours in victim advocacy training which includes trauma-based services and has taught extensively on the subject.
Region II Associations: Baton Rouge Paralegal Association; Dallas Area Paralegal Association; Kansas Paralegal Association; Illinois Paralegal Association; Minnesota Paralegal Association; Missouri Paralegal Association; New Orleans Paralegal Association; Paralegal Association of Wisconsin, Inc.; and Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association.