Casa Volunteering And Child Abuse In The Mormon Culture

Through my volunteer work as a court appointed special advocate (CASA) with foster and/or DCFS-identified high-risk children in northern Utah I have identified patterns of child abuse within Mormon culture. This presentation will describe familial structures that lead to cycles of abuse within Mormon families. It will also identify ways of breaking those abusive patterns and empowering abuse victims to speak out—all the while focusing on maintaining biological family structures when possible.

Marisa McPeck-Stringham