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Child and Animal Welfare: The Roots of Collaborative Programs and Re-Emergence of Interagency and Interdisciplinary Efforts (Skills Seminar C)
Efforts to address child welfare and animal welfare shared common ground in the United States in the 1800s. However, only within the past few decades has there been revitalized interest in the overlap among child maltreatment, animal abuse, and domestic violence. This presentation reviews existing scientific understanding of such overlap, describes collaborative efforts to reduce the maltreatment of both children and animals, and focuses on methods to assess animal abuse perpetrated by young people.
Frank R. Ascione, Ph.D.
The Latham Foundation/Psychology Department
Utah State University
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