Representatives of Utah’s polygamous communities are in Texas to give domestic violence service providers tips on how to deal with plural families effectively.
Anne Wilde, Mary Batchelor, David Dye and Allie Matthews, a pseudonym, are giving presentations at the Texas Council on Family Violence’s annual conference. Also participating is Pat Merkley, director of the Utah Safety Net Committee.
The two-day conference, which begins today in Dallas, is expected to draw more than 300 participants.
Gloria Terry, council president, said Texas providers were not “culturally competent” to deal with women and children removed in April from the Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado, home to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
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