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Connecting the Dots in Military and Civilian Families: Animal Abuse’s Links to Other Family Violence

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Victim advocates, law enforcement officers and social services agents who understand how animal cruelty co-occurs and predicts crimes against military and civilian survivors — and how abusers exploit the intense emotional bonds women and children have for their pets — can “connect the dots” by working collaboratively to prevent all forms of family violence. This webinar will introduce seven distinct links between animal cruelty and domestic/child/elder abuse and show how agencies working with both civilian and military populations can better protect survivors by screening for, and responding to, animal welfare issues.

Date Created: January 2, 2024