Reproductive Coercion as Domestic Violence

Wednesday, August 17, 2022, from 12 noon to 1 pm

Presented by Honorable Mark A. Juhas

California has a 40-year history of protecting domestic violence victims and survivors. The legislature recently made two significant additions to Family Code section 6320; effective in 2021 the legislature statutorily defined “coercive control” and beginning in 2022 the legislature further expanded coercive control to include reproductive coercion.  Reproductive coercion is a relatively new addition to the law, although there has been significant discussion of it in medical and academic literature.  This addition to the law may prove to add substantial protection, as well as substantial opportunity for litigation.


  • AFCC California Chapter Members – 40% off:     $30*
  • Non-Members:     $50
  • Court and Non-Profit Employees who are also AFCC California Chapter Members:     Fee Waived**

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Continuing Education:

This Webinar provides up to 1 hour of continuing education for the professional categories listed below.

Certificate of Attendance:  Attendees are supplied a certificate of attendance.  You must attend the entire live webinar to receive a certificate of attendance.

Attorneys: Our programs have consistently been approved by the California State Bar for general and family law specialization continuing legal education credit (MCLE & LSCLE (currently pending approval)). Program applies to specialization certification (LSCLE) in the following required topic: problems of domestic violence.  Attendees will be provided a MCLE reporting form once program has been approved by the bar.

Minor’s Counsel: The program meets the requirements for continuing education for minor’s counsel under California Rules of Court, Rule 5.242(c).

Psychologists: The webinar is eligible for up to 1 hours of continuing education for psychologists.  The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, California Chapter (AFCC-CA), is approved by the California Psychological Association to provide continuing professional education for psychologists.  AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

LCSW and MFT: AFCC-CA is approved by the California Psychological Association (CPA) to provide continuing professional education for psychologists. The California Board of Behavioral Sciences now recognizes CPA continuing education credit for license renewal for LCSWs and MFTs. AFCC-CA maintains responsibility for the program and its contents.

California Child Custody Evaluators and Mediators: The course outlined in the agenda has been approved as corresponding to subject areas specified in California Rules of Court, Rule 5.210, 5.225, 5.518, and 5.215/5.230 (currently pending approval).  The views expressed in this training are those of the trainer and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the Judicial Council of California.

Domestic Violence Training: This webinar is an opportunity to obtain 1 hour towards the Domestic Violence Update Training/Spousal or Partner Abuse, pursuant to California Rules of Court 5.215 and 5.230 (currently pending approval).

Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to explain the impact of the addition of reproductive coercion to the Domestic Violence Prevention Act.
    2. Participants will be able to describe reproductive coercion between parties in a family law case.
    3. Participants will be able to discuss approaches, both in and out of the courtroom, to combat reproductive coercion.

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