WEBINAR: Pregnancy and Intimate Partner Homicide: Understanding the Connection

Presented by: Tracy Schott, producer/director of "Finding Jenn’s Voice," a documentary film about intimate partner homicide.

In 2011, 27-year old veterinary technician, Jennifer Snyder of Allentown, Penn. was murdered by her married boyfriend after he learned that she was pregnant with his child. In this webinar, the documentary filmmaker behind "Finding Jenn’s Voice" will discuss the connection between intimate partner homicide and pregnancy, focusing on the prevalence of intimate partner homicide, reproductive coercion as a form of abuse and predictors for homicide in an abusive relationship.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize the connection between intimate partner homicide and pregnancy
  2. Understand the anatomy of abusive relationships, including reproductive coercion
  3. Identify predictors for homicide in an abusive relationship

Tracy Schott is the producer/director of "Finding Jenn’s Voice," a documentary film about intimate partner homicide. Tracy is uniquely qualified to tell this story. She received her MSW from the University of California, Berkeley School of Social Welfare in 1985. She practiced for 15 years as a child and family therapist, was the administrator of a women’s counseling center and an adjunct faculty in Graduate Social Work. After witnessing the power of television in shaping behavior and attitudes with her own children, Tracy decided to pursue her interest in creating social change through media. She obtained her MS in Telecommunications in 2000 from Kutztown University. Tracy is the founder of Schott Productions and has produced, written and directed hundreds of projects including short films and TV commercials.