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FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT **A Debut Stage Performance** And BMCC Inaugural Soc...

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THE 202 HANGAR at IntegraOptics--Albany Airport

745 Albany Shaker Road

Latham, N.Y 12110

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FORBIDDEN TO PROTECT is a stage show that depicts the true stories of six cases from across the U.S. where family courts have taken children away from non-violent mothers to give them to violent batterers and child molesters. These stories were collected and compiled by Patrice Lenowitz and Lundy Bancroft.

The words spoken in the play are almost entirely the actual words of the mothers and children we interviewed, along with the precise statements of judges and court-appointed evaluators from court records. While each of these cases examined in isolation would seem unbelievable, taken together they form an inescapable portrayal of a national system of cruelty that oppresses and exploits women and children.

Our intention is for this play to be performed in communities throughout the United States, exposing the human rights abuses committed by family courts, and driving mandatory trauma-informed training and ACE* prevention goals to be met by all professionals involved in child custody decisions.

* The CDC-Kaiser Permanente Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations of childhood abuse and neglect and later-life health and well-being. Exposure to child abuse and neglect will negatively impact the short and long-term mental and physical health and wellbeing of a child, as well as negatively affect their biological systems and structures. As such, the wide-ranging health and social consequences of ACEs make them a public health issue. A lack of commitment to act by family court and child welfare professionals is a significant obstacle to improved community health.

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