Susan witnessed her father, a decorated Chicago Violent crimes Detective, brutally and violently attack her mother repeatedly. The words “If you leave I will kill you” turned into reality the night Susan walked into her childhood home and found her mother murdered and her father in the next room dead from a self-inflicted gun-shot wound to the head. Since the murder-suicide, Susan has made significant changes in the way the world looks at violence in and outside the home. This quest for justice was instrumental in the passage of the Illinois Stalking Law and the Lauternberg Act.
Her books (Defending Our Lives, Moving Out, Moving On and Times Up!) and corresponding strategies are taught world-wide and used by law enforcement, social workers, attorneys, health care workers, human resource departments and domestic violence agencies. The comprehensive strategies and escape plans utilized by Susan have been successful and tested by time for over 20 years.
SUSAN is a staff member with The Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education, headquartered in the Southeast.
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