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Cross-Reporting for Humane and Human Services: A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities

Presenter: Phil Arkow, Coordinator, The National Link Coalition
Facilitator: Vicki Deisner, Animal Welfare Institute

Compelling evidence links animal cruelty and neglect to domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and elder abuse. Animal abuse frequently is an indicator and predictor of interpersonal, family, and community violence, particularly in domestic violence and child maltreatment scenarios.

The Animal Welfare Institute and the National Link Coalition, with the support of the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW Ohio), is hosting three regional seminars in Cleveland, Toledo, and Columbus to explore this critical issue and opportunities to establish and enhance cross-training and cross-reporting processes at the local level.

Topics to be addressed include: animal hoarding, animal sexual abuse, animal fighting, applicable statutes and statistics, case studies, and animal abuse’s specific links with child maltreatment, domestic violence, elder abuse, and community violence. 

Space is limited to 50 participants for each workshop.

Click here for more information. Click here for full agenda. Click the dates below to register.

March 26, 2019 - Fairhill Partners, Cleveland

March 27, 2019 - United Way of Greater Toledo, Toledo

March 29, 2019 - Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Columbus

Questions? Contact Vicki Deisner, Animal Welfare Institute, at or 614-493-8383.

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