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Webinar To Discuss Co-Occurrence of Animal Abuse and Child Abuse

January 15, 2014

National District Attorneys Association LogoOn January 28, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA), will present "When the Abuse of Animals Co-Occurs With Child Abuse." Animal abuse is often a symptom of other violence in the home, and children who witness it may engage in aggressive behavior toward people and animals. This Webinar will focus on the link between animal cruelty and child abuse and highlight intervention strategies, including team responses, talking with children about their experiences with animals, animal-assisted activities to help maltreated children who have witnessed animal abuse, and programs to assist family members with animals to flee abusive homes and find safety.

Resources:

Register for this free Webinar.

View and download a free NDAA publication addressed to prosecutors who handle cases involving animal and child abuse.