Connect the Dots

Understanding Correlations Between Different Traumatic Incidents


Decades of research document the co-occurrence between crimes, such as child abuse with  domestic violence, and that these co-occurring crimes are often connected. For instance, when animal abuse occurs in the home there is an increased risk of escalated and continued violence of all forms in that home. It is important for professionals to understand the correlations and connections between different traumatic incidents and to be able to work together to address family and community violence. Addressing this link may promote the prevention and reduction of violence.

Participants will learn:

  • About animal abuse and connections to other types of abuse
  • The impact of abuse on children and ways to screen for trauma
  • Strategies for working with families affected by the forms of abuse and successful collaboration among professionals to address family and community violence
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