Trauma to Triumphs

Events 2020

Warriors on Wings ~ Reconnect with your Inner Warrior ~ Saturday 4/4/2020  The 15th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference:   May 1st - May 3rd


Fifteenth Battered Mothers Custody Conference:

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RETREAT! May 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, 2020

 The Hanger at the Albany International Airport

· This year’s conference will consist of longer, more interactive sessions with experts and advocates knowledgeable about domestic violence, child custody, and child protective issues.

· The conference will take place at the beautifully-assigned Hanger, and most sessions will allow for plenty of discussion, Q and A, and interaction among attendees and presenters.

· Transportation to/from the conference hotel (TBA—a high end but reasonably priced hotel near the airport) and the Hanger will be provided. 

· ALL MEALS and coffee breaks will be provided throughout the weekend to all BMCC XV attendees at the Hanger.

· Come together with fellow protective mothers, attorneys, advocates, activists, and mental health, self-help, and other specialists for a weekend of learning, relaxation, connection, and self-empowerment!

· Lower fee for protective moms-- $30 for the weekend—and other attendees--$50 for the weekend

Past Events

 100% of proceeds to support individuals overcoming trauma, PTSD, anxiety, & domestic violence

  • Empowering Yoga Sessions
  • Massage & Reiki
  • Local Wine, Craft Beers, & Tequila Tastings
  • DJ Music
  • Food truck  & Cold-Pressed Juice
  • Photos with WWII Warbirds honoring veterans

Yoga Schedule:

12:30-1:15 Trauma Sensitive Yoga with Lisa Mehos

To release traumatic experiences that are ‘stored’ in the body

2:00-3:00 Hatha Yoga  with  Community Yoga Activist  Nikki Rogers

Utilizing yoga as a pathway to stress relief & a healthy lifestyle 

3:30-4:15 Yoga for Anxiety with Nicole Laznovsky 

Co-Owner at WellNest Studios - Fitness & Wellness

A mixed class incorporating Vinyasa & Yin & Meditation 

5:30-6:30 Restorative Sunset Yoga 

12pm-7pm  Yoga instructors are available for questions & personalized demonstrations 

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14th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference

Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference 4/26/19-4/28/19

   

Abusive parents are more likely to seek sole custody than nonviolent ones, and they are successful 70% of the time. 

-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION and AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 


58,000 

AMERICAN CHILDREN ARE ORDERED INTO THE CUSTODY OF ABUSIVE PARENTS PER YEAR AFTER THEIR SAFE, PROTECTIVE PARENT ATTEMPTS TO PROTECT THEM THROUGH THE FAMILY COURT

  

Mothers who are victims of Domestic Violence are often depressed and suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, and as a result, can present poorly in court and to best interest attorneys and/or child evaluators. 


~ AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION COMMISSION ON

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE



 

Additional Details

The 14th Annual Battered Mothers Custody Conference Combining the Protective Mothers Movement with the #MeToo Movement 


April 26th, 27th, and 28th Friday 4/26: 10 am- 9:00 pm  

Saturday 8:30 -10:00 pm  Sunday 8:30 - 2:00 pm                

LOCATION: The Desmond Hotel 660 Albany Shaker Road, 

Albany, New York 12211

(800) 448-3500