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Lundy Bancroft to speak at Social Work Day 2016

Friday, January 8, 2016

Abuser Intervention Specialist Lundy Bancroft will offer the keynote address at the KU School of Social Welfare’s annual alumni event, Social Work Day, on April 8, 2016 at the Kansas Union in Lawrence. More than 350 social workers and University of Kansas alumni will gather to hear and learn about the latest developments and therapies related to high conflict relationships and interpersonal violence in social work today. Social Work Day is a half-day conference featuring keynote speaker, Lundy Bancroft, a local agency panel and three workshops provided by Bancroft and University of Kansas faculty. Bancroft will also provide an exclusive afternoon workshop for the first 50 paying registrants to sign up.

Bancroft has twenty-five years of experience specializing in interventions for abusive men and their families. He has authored five books in the field, including the U.S.'s best-selling book on domestic violence, Why Does He Do That?, and the national prizewinner The Batterer as Parent. He is a former Co-Director of Emerge, the nation’s first counseling program for men who batter, and was involved in over 2000 cases as counselor and clinical supervisor. He has also served extensively as a custody evaluator, child abuse investigator, and expert witness. Lundy appears across the continent as a presenter for court personnel, child protective workers, mental health providers, law enforcement officials, and other audiences. He is currently working on a play about battered women's experiences with the child custody system, called "Forbidden to Protect". His new book, Daily Wisdom for "Why Does He Do That?": Encouragement for Women Involved with Angry and Controlling Men, was released last spring.

Social Work Day is an annual event organized by the KU School of Social Welfare. If you register before Feb. 29, you will receive an early bird discount. Registration and more information are available online at

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