Family Violence: the Intersection of Child Maltreatment, Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

Family Violence: the Intersection of Child Maltreatment, Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse 750 501 SafePassage

Our recent webinars with Andrew Campbell and Victor Vieth introduced us to the concept of family violence — the intersection of child, animal, and domestic partner abuse.  It is new to us, but not to others.  For one, the National Link Coalition has provided resources and research on family violence for 35 years.

This study for example documents a 60% overlap among these forms of abuse.  The authors reference other papers describing many aspects of this phenomenon, such as how abusers use threats and actual harm to animals to keep children and domestic partners from leaving or reporting abuse.

This new information is inspiring us to reach out to advocates in these related fields and explore how we might work together to identify family violence sooner, and offer help more effectively.

We will keep you posted on what we learn!

Next week there will be no ebrief due to the Holiday.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Please join us for our final webinar of 2020.  We will ask you to suggest webinars you would like to see in 2021, or just email us with your ideas at contactus@safepassagemn.org.

Wednesday December 2, 2020, 2:30–3:30 PM. Julie Sjordahl, Executive Director of St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development and her staff will talk about the services provided by this highly regarded agency, particularly as it relates to high risk families and individuals including those in the child welfare system. Presenters include Julie, Paula Frisk, Lisa Brennom and Kate Rickord. Register here.

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