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

The Cruelty Connection: Breaking the Chain of Domestic Violence by Preventing Animal Abuse, Room: Oklahoma I

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

Threats and acts of cruelty to animals are coercive controls and emotional extortion that prevent many women and their children from leaving abusive relationships. This workshop will adapt the Duluth Model into a species-spanning approach to prevent abuse to all victims of family violence. We’ll discuss partnerships between the domestic violence and animal protection communities that have created such innovative solutions as pet-friendly shelters and safety planning, public policy reforms, and funding opportunities.


Discussion

Presenters

Phil Arkow

Coordinator - National LINK Coalition