Phil Arkow

Coordinator - National LINK Coalition

Phil Arkow is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is coordinator of the National Link Coalition and editor of the monthly LINK-Letter newspaper. He is a consultant for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project. He formerly directed Link programs at the American Humane Association, the nation’s oldest federation of child and animal protection organizations. He co-founded the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, the Animal Welfare Federation of New Jersey, and the Colorado Federation of Animal Welfare Agencies. He trains internationally on inter-disciplinary topics for animal shelters, child protection agencies, domestic violence programs, adult protective services, law enforcement, judges, and veterinarians. He is an adjunct faculty member at Harcum College, Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Camden County College, Blackwood, N.J., where he teaches Certificate courses in Animal-Assisted Therapy. He is a teaching assistant for the University of Florida’s distance learning course on Animal Cruelty and Interpersonal Violence, whose curriculum he co-wrote. He is a lecturer on animal-assisted interventions in the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.A former newspaper reporter and foundation communications officer, Arkow is a prolific writer and trainer. He has conducted over 250 multi-disciplinary lectures in 15 countries and authored and edited 75 key reference books, articles and chapters on the human-animal bond, violence prevention, humane education, animal-assisted therapy, and animal shelter management. He has served with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta Society/Pet Partners, the Council on Foundations, the Animals & Society Institute, the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, the Academy on Violence and Abuse, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. He recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Jersey Child Assault Prevention.


The Cruelty Connection: Breaking the Chain of Domestic Violence by Preventing Animal Abuse

Wednesday - September 12, 2018 - 3:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m., Oklahoma I