Connect the Dots

When animal abuse occurs in the home there is an increased risk of escalated and continued violence of all forms in that home as well.
Decades of research document the co-occurrence between crimes, such as child abuse with other crimes such as domestic violence, these co-occurring crimes are often connected.
It is important for all agencies and professions to work together to address family and community violence. Addressing this link may promote the prevention and reduction of violence.
Understand the correlations and connections of trauma through exposures to these types of abuse and neglect. Participants will:
  • Learn about animal abuse and connections to other types of abuse
  • Learn about trauma and the impact of abuse on children and ways to screen for trauma
  • Discuss strategies for working with families affected by the forms of abuse and how professionals can collaborate to address family and community violence

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Some trainings can be offered in Spanish.