The 11th Annual and First International
Battered Mothers Custody Conference
BMCC XI:  Hands Across the Water!
May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2015 in the New York City Metropolitan Area
Empire Hotel Meadowlands by Clarion, Secaucus, New Jersey
This year's agenda included information, interviews, and presentations by
battered mothers's and children's advocates from countries "across the pond" in Europe

BMCC XI Youtube Playlist

BMCC XI Livestream Recordings

Media Coverage of the Conference

Presenter Bios

Our Co-Sponsors

Dara Carlin Presentation: "The Power of Prayer" (powerpoint),  (handout docx)

Kathy Lee Presentation: "The Power of Prayer" pdf

Evan Stark Bio and Presentation: Coercive Control (powerpoint)

Anne Stevenson Presentation:  Policy Solutions: Fraud, Corruption In The Courts pdf

Sam Vaknin Bio and Presentation: The Narcissist in Custody Battles

Garland Waller Bio and Presentation: "Men Explain Things to Me" pdf



About the Conference

Now in it's 11th year, the BMCC is an annual conference that addresses the well-documented pattern of serious legal, civil, and human rights violations encountered by battered women who, in good faith, approach the family/divorce
court system seeking protection for themselves and their childrenfrom an abusive spouse or partner.

The Battered Mothers Custody Conference is an all-volunteer, self-sustaining, grassroots organization. All speakers and staff donate their services.  We rely on registration fees, donations, and fund raisers, and do our best to admit everyone, regardless of financial ability to pay.  We also, whenever possible, help some mothers in severe financial distress with lodging and travel costs.    But we can do this only with your help!

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2015 BMCC XI