Teens, Bullying and Suicide: Understanding the DV Connection

Presented by Lundy Bancroft and Wendy Murphy, JD.

Thursday, September 16, 2010, 12 to 1pm EST.

Join us as Wendy Murphy, JD., legal analyst who appears regularly on NBC’s Today Show, discusses the South Hadley, MA trial of six teenagers accused of bullying Phoebe Prince, a 15 year old high school student, and driving her to commit suicide. This trial is scheduled to begin in September 2010. Ms. Murphy will discuss the rights and responsibility of the schools, parents and children and the role of the courts in prevention. Lundy Bancroft, one of our country’s foremost experts on domestic violence, will discuss the link between bullying and exposure to domestic violence, appropriate interventions for providers and key elements to include in bullying prevention programs. (Learn More.)
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Leading the discussion:
Lundy Bancroft has twenty years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He is the author of three books in the field, including Why Does He Do That, When Dad Hurts Mom, and the national prize-winner The Batterer as Parent, and has authored several other book chapters and scholarly articles. He is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter.

Wendy Murphy, JD., is a former prosecutor who specializes in the representation of crime victims, women and children. She served as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School in 02-03 and now teaches a seminar on sexual violence at New England Law Boston where she also directs the Sexual Violence Legal News and Judicial Language projects. Wendy is a nationally recognized television legal analyst who appears regularly on the NBC Today Show, CBS, Fox News and CNN programs. Her first book, And Justice for Some, was published by Penguin/Sentinel and released in September 2007.