Part of the Family: Animal Abuse and Family Violence

The National Alliance to End Domestic Violence is hosting a webinar March 13th–Part of the Family: Animal Abuse and Family Violence. The session will be held from 12-1:30pm ET; Lesley Ashworth and Allie Phillips will be the featured speakers (read their bios here). Note: this one isn’t free: $25 for registration. However, I will say that this is content I include in IPV curriculum; you cannot do effective safety and discharge planning with IPV patients if you are unable to address the safety of people’s pets, which are often a contributing (and sometimes the sole) reasons for victims remaining in abusive relationships. It might be worth shelling out the relatively small amount for this one if you haven’t had this content before.

From the site:

Description: This webinar explores the link between intimate partner violence and animal abuse, focusing on strategies and options for supporting victims and their pets in shelters and through outside resources.

Objectives: By the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Understand the link between animal abuse and intimate partner violence
• Recognize resources and tools to screen for animal abuse and assist victims’ pets
• Identify strategies for creating a welcoming space for pets and victims in shelters and programs.