SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: "Abuse of Judicial Power, Predator Professionals" ~~ This evening we'll take a look at a number of issues included in the work and experience of our special guest, Sebastian Doggard, President of the New York Chapter of the Families Civil Liberties Union. He's also an internationally renowned journalist and documentary film maker. The FCLU works tirelessly to represent parents whose rights are being compromised by judicial overreach, deprivation of due process and equal access to courts, among many other acts of malfeasance. They work on issues of coercion, compulsion and suspicion of Cash for Kids. We'll ask Sebastian about the process of assessment, intervention, action plans and outcomes. Jill reminds us that her organization, the FCVFC, ".. considers of the utmost importance, that children know that their parents are fighting for them. What may not appear as of significant impact in the moment, becomes of great meaning with twenty / twenty hindsight." ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.