SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: “Battered Women's and Children's Custody Conference: A National Crisis” ~~ Tonight we'll discuss the institutional perpetuation of victimization in the family/divorce court system, and the need for a new message of advocacy for women and children. We will talk about the state of the family court, litigants and the court, and about evidence and expert witnesses. The 13th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference took place in Albany, New York, on May 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2018. The theme of this year's conference was 'Custody Litigation, Trauma, and Recovery.' The conference is dedicated to educating professionals and the general public about the serious legal and psychological challenges faced by battered women who seek protection for themselves and their children from the family/divorce court system. The conference aims to inform, support, and advocate for survivors of abuse within the legal arena. ~~ 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.