“We Are A Team”

“We Are A Team” Presentation

Empowering battered mothers and their children


Through a series of snapshots, this mother/daughter team recounts and reflects on their experience as survivors of domestic violence.

Casey shares diary entries and written memoir excerpts that illustrate her experience as a child exposed to domestic violence. Kathlene draws on the stories to describe the parenting challenges and important lessons learned as a former battered mother of three.

Together, their poignant story captures feelings of fear and powerlessness, balanced with the strength of survival through partnership. Highlighting the importance of the mother/child bond, this team draws on their combined experience of 21 years in the movement to end domestic violence to describe helpful interventions and a framework for promoting resiliency in children exposed.

Casey Keene, MSW
National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Harrisburg, PA – (717) 545-6400

As a young woman, Casey formed a strong partnership with her mother in the on-going struggle for safety and freedom. She provides research assistance and training to support the HHS-funded Project for Enhanced Services for Children and Youth of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV).

Kathlene Russell, MS

A survivor of domestic violence, Kathlene has worked in the battered women’s movement for more than 17 years. She is now retired, but has received awards for her significant contributions in women’s advocacy.

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