About Barry

Barry Goldstein is the co-author with Elizabeth Liu of Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor REPRESENTING THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR, co editor with Mo Therese Hannah of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE and CHILD CUSTODY and author of SCARED TO LEAVE AFRAID TO STAY. He has been an instructor and supervisor in a NY Model Batterer Program since 1999. He was an attorney representing victims of domestic violence for 30 years. He now provides workshops, judicial and other trainings regarding domestic violence particularly related to custody issues. He also serves as a consultant and expert witness.

Barry's new book, The Quincy Solution: Stop Domestic Violence and Save $500 Billion demonstrates how we can dramatically reduce domestic violence crime with proven practices.

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About Veronica

After a 20 year Sales and Marketing career in the Television Industry, Veronica York felt a passion and a calling to make a career change. Following a 10 year marriage that was both mentally and emotionally abusive, and going through a difficult custody battle, she started her High Conflict Coaching practice. During her experience with the family court system, she realized that the best interest of the children was not the first priority. Parental rights are trumping children’s rights and children are suffering unnecessarily due to the outdated practices of judges and other court professionals. Along with helping her clients navigate their custody battles, she is also an advocate for change in the family court system as well as a champion for Domestic Violence training and education. Veronica is certified with the High Conflict Divorce Certification Program and has advanced training in family law mediation. She performs speaking engagements and writes articles regarding the topics of Child Custody Issues that involve Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse. She also does training on the misuse of Parental Alienation and the effects of Post Separation Abuse during a divorce.

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Why Custody Courts Fail Children

Article by Barry Goldstein

TRIGGER WARNING: This is a seminar on Domestic Violence and Custody within the Family Court System. The purpose is to invoke the changes necessary to protect children and mostly speaks to the current research and offers solutions. However, there are some elements that may be hard to hear to some viewers due to the nature of this topic. Not suitable for children.

Barry Goldstein is a nationally recognized domestic violence speaker, author and advocate. He is the author of six of the leading books about domestic violence and child custody. Barry has taught in a batterer program for 20 years and has spoken to some of the leading professional organizations. Barry is the director of research for the Stop Abuse Campaign and author of the Safe Child Act.

Recent scientific research has closed the circle to confirm present court practices in DV custody cases place children in jeopardy. Contested custody are the most dangerous cases overwhelmingly involving abusers who seek custody to regain what they believe is their right to control their victims. Courts cannot respond effectively without including current research and the right experts who are not limited to just psychology. Present practices lead to premature deaths of precious children.

Fortunately, there is an effective solution and Hawai'i was the first state to consider it.

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