Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention
The Latham Foundation of Alameda, Calif., is proud to announce the publication of its newest book, a 498-page text designed to help animal protectionofficials, child protection workers, and domestic violence prevention workers understand the links between their work and how interdisciplinary collaborations can help break the cycles of family violence.
This definitive new resource book, edited by Frank Ascione, Ph.D. of Utah State University and Phil Arkow and sponsored by the Latham Foundation, has been published by Purdue University Press. Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention will be a landmark reference text for researchers and field workers in all three disciplines.
Evidence is mounting that animal abuse is frequently embedded in families scarred by domestic violence and child maltreatment, and often predicts the potential for other violent acts.
The book is a compilation of 45 original essays by 51 noted authorities who argue compellingly that violence prevention programs are enhanced by including animal protection personnel and by recognizing animal maltreatment as a human welfare issue. Contributors include authorities from the perspectives of law enforcement, legislation, child protection, domestic violence, veterinary medicine, and humane work.
The book features original research, strategic interventions, and dramatic tales from survivors of family violence. Topics include:
- the "battered pet syndrome"
- how animal abuse is a sentinel indicator of sociopathic behavior and a
coercion technique to control women who are battered and children who are
- the processes for building a cruelty case;
- strategies to change state laws;
- and the role of veterinary medicine in preventing family violence.
Seven chapters describe animal-based interventions for at-risk children.Four chapters describe community anti-violence coalitions that include animal protection personnel.
The book (ISBN 1-55753-143-9) is available online from Purdue University Press for $31.95 (paper) or $54.95 (hardback) + shipping/sales tax. MasterCard and Visa are accepted. Purdue's new toll-free ordering number is 1-800-247-6553.
Breaking the Cycles of Violence: A Guide to Multi-Disciplinary Interventions is a 22-minute video and 64-page training manual produced by The Latham Foundation to help human service and animal welfare professionals do their jobs more effectively by recognizing, reporting, investigating, and treating their interrelated forms of family violence. This practical "how-to" guide helps communities establish interdisciplinary coalitions against all forms of family violence. The manual and video are perfect for training personnel in a wide range of agencies, cross-training with other organizations, and sensitizing community groups to the problems and potential solutions.
Breaking the Cycles of Violence: Video + Training Manual: $29.75 (plus shipping and sales tax).
To order: Orders@Latham.org
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and Child Abuse