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Prevention and Intervention in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse : Linking the Circles of Compassion - Frank Ascione

Prevention and Intervention in Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Animal Abuse

Linking the Circles of Compassion

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Published: 1st November 1998
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Evidence is mounting that animal abuse, frequently embedded in families scarred by domestic violence and child abuse and neglect, often predicts the potential for other violent acts. As early intervention is critical in the prevention and reduction of aggression, this boo encourages researchers and professionals to recognize animal abuse as significant problem and a human public-health issue that should be included as a curriculum topic in training. The book is an interdisciplinary sourcebook of original essays that examines the relations between animal maltreatment and human interpersonal violence, expands the scope of research in this growing area, and provides practical assessment and documentation strategies to help professionals confronting violence do their jobs better by attending to these connections. This book brings together, for the first time, all of the leaders in this emerging field. They examine contemporary research and programmatic issues, encourage cross-disciplinary interactions, and describe innovative programs in the field today. The book also includes vivid first-person accounts from survivors whose experiences included animal maltreatment among other forms of family violence.

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Introduction
Animal Cruelty and Societal Violence: A Brief Look Back from the Frontp. 3
Protecting Children and Animals from Abuse: A Trans-Species Concept of Caringp. 9
Evolutions
The Evolution of Animal Welfare as a Human Welfare Concernp. 19
Working Out the Beast: An Alternative History of Western Humanenessp. 38
The Abuse of Animals and Human Interpersonal Violence: Making the Connectionp. 50
Another Weapon for Combating Family Violence: Prevention of Animal Abusep. 62
Connections--Child Abuse
Abuse of Children and Abuse of Animals: Using the Links to Inform Child Assessment and Protectionp. 83
Taking Animal Abuse Seriously: A Human Services Perspectivep. 101
The Link's Direct Connection to Child Protective Servicesp. 109
"I'll Only Help You If You Have Two Legs," or, Why Human Service Professionals Should Pay Attention to Cases Involving Cruelty to Animalsp. 120
First-Person Account: Cruelty to Animals, Cruelty to Childrenp. 137
Connections--Domestic Violence
Animal Abuse and the Victims of Domestic Violencep. 143
Resistance to The Link at a Domestic Violence Shelterp. 159
Animal Abuse and Family Violencep. 168
First-Person Account: Life and Death inside the Cycles of Violencep. 176
First-Person Account: A Survivor Remembersp. 189
First-Person Account: Out of the Ashes ... A Program of Hopep. 190
Connections--Animal Abuse
The Battered Pet: Signs and Symptomsp. 199
Why The Link Is Important to Animal Care, Animal Control, and Veterinary Personnelp. 209
Should Veterinarians Tell?p. 221
Animal Abuse and Family Violence in a Rural Environmentp. 228
The Veterinarian's Role in Recognizing and Reporting Abusep. 241
A Survey of Veterinarians and a Proposal for Interventionp. 250
Initiating an Animal Abuse Reporting Policy at a Veterinary Teaching Hospitalp. 257
The Relevance of Cultural Competence to the Link between Violence to Animals and Peoplep. 260
Legislative and Legal Contexts
The Prosecutor's Role in Preventing Family Violencep. 273
The Legislator's Perspective on Preventing Family Violencep. 288
Zero Tolerance for Cruelty: An Approach to Enhancing Enforcement of State Anticruelty Lawsp. 297
Treating Serious Animal Abuse as a Serious Crimep. 306
Animal Abuse and Law Enforcementp. 316
Cruelty and Abuse to Animals: A Typologyp. 328
A Congressional View of the Cycle of Violencep. 335
Statewide Commission Created for Cross-Reporting Legislationp. 338
Applications
The Challenge of Trying to Promote Kindness to Animals in a Violent Societyp. 343
How to Build a Successful Community Coalitionp. 351
Starting and Sustaining Effective Community Coalitionsp. 361
Green Chimneys: We Give Troubled Children the Gift of Givingp. 367
The Role of Animals in the Emotional and Moral Development of Childrenp. 380
Forget Me Not Farm: Teaching Gentleness with Gardens and Animals to Children from Violent Homes and Communitiesp. 393
People and Animals Learning: The PAL Programp. 410
Kids and Critters: An Intervention to Violencep. 424
Animal-Assisted Therapy for Sexually Abused Adolescent Females: The Program at Crossroadsp. 433
Making Respect Part of the Curriculump. 443
Conclusions
How to Heal the Sickness? Cherish Women, Children, and Animalsp. 453
Recommendationsp. 463
Contributorsp. 467
Indexp. 475
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ISBN: 9781557531438
ISBN-10: 1557531439
Series: New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 380
Published: 1st November 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79