Barry Goldstein: Representing Domestic Violence Survivors on Holy Hormones Honey! June 17

Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. This is just one of the statistics shared on Monday night’s radio show with Barry Goldstein. The show is now posted.  Great information on Goldstein’s new book “Representing the Domestic Violence Survivor” for women involved in the legal system.  In fact, Barry has a free download available on a chapter in his book for GAL’s (children’s attorneys).  Goldstein also suggested that women call their local libraries to get this book into their community collection.

“Great show, Leslie. Here is the web site I promised. Please share it with everyone. On the site is the link I mentioned to the best practices for GAL’s and anyone can print it and share it with anyone they want free of charge.

Have your children ever been in jeopardy during a domestic violence dispute? Join Leslie Carol Botha and renowned domestic violence advocate Barry Goldstein on Holy Hormones Honey! Monday June 17 for a provocative show on how to be a domestic violence survivor in the court room. This is the third time Goldstein has appeared on Holy Hormones Honey! Each time he leaves a lasting impact on an issue that is not clearly addressed anywhere else in the media.  Holy Hormones Honey! Monday evenings 6 to 7 pm MST audio streamed on KRFC FM Fort Collins.

Barry Goldstein

Barry Goldstein

Barry Goldstein is a nationally recognized domestic violence author, speaker and advocate. His latest book, RDVREPRESENTING THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR, co-authored with Elizabeth Liu was published in April of 2013. It is designed to train attorneys to litigate domestic violence cases and emphasized the use of current scientific research and a multidisciplinary approach to improve the presentation of domestic violence cases and help reform a system that too often places children in jeopardy based on outdated and discredited practices frequently used by inadequately trained court professionals.

Goldstein co-edited DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND CHILD CUSTODY with Dr. Mo Therese Hannah in 2010. This is a multidisciplinary book written by the leading experts in the US and Canada including judges, lawyers, psychologists, psychiatrists, sociologists, journalists and dv advocates. Goldstein wrote SCARED TO LEAVE AFRAID TO STAY in 2002. He often gives presentations and trainings for domestic violence, child advocacy, educational, women’s and other organizations and is very familiar with current scientific research concerning domestic violence and custody and provide consultation and expert witnessing in domestic violence cases.

Goldstein is the co-chair of the child custody task force for the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and speaks about the role of men in ending men’s abuse of women. He has done substantial research about the Quincy Model and other best practices that have been shown to drastically reduce domestic violence crimes. According to Goldstein, these best practices, if implemented would save $500 billion per year nationally. He is planning to write a book for the general public about the benefits of what I am calling Quincy Model 2.0

Goldstein is the author with Elizabeth Liu of REPRESENTING THE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SURVIVOR, the author of SCARED TO LEAVE AFRAID TO STAY, co-editor with Mo Therese Hannah of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND CHILD CUSTODY and has written many other articles. They are presently working on the second volume of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, ABUSE AND CHILD CUSTODY and is seeking to find a publisher for a book that will explore the Quincy Model and other good practices that would drastically reduce domestic violence crime and save the country $500 billion per year. Goldstein is a frequent speaker and trainer for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Battered Mothers Custody Conference and many other domestic violence, educational and child advocacy organizations. He also serves as an advocate, consultant and expert witness for protective mothers and have been qualified as an expert in four states.



Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.


  1. Leslie- women are deemed feeble minded in family courts.
    Its easier to do this. It is from old days that women were deemed less evolved than men.
    Also, a mans reputation is deemed more important than abuse of women and children.

    No outrage because society wants to deny it and of course its all about Eve ill Eve. Its her fault.

    Attorneys in Ireland also tell clients not to mention DV or child abuse because judges are sick of it.!!!!

  2. Women are also deemed to be ‘feeble-minded’ in the medical system. The latest DSM 5 – the psychiatrist’s bible is also filled with ‘treatments’ for women and the mental states – mostly due to an irregular menstrual cycle.

    I love how Barry finishes this interview with the statement that it is ‘time to listen to the women and children.’


    Thank you for posting.


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