What Every Clinician Should Know About the Link between Pet Abuse and Family Violence

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This article offers a rationale to all clinicians or other professionals who come into contact with children and their families including questions about animals in the family as a routine part of assessing the health of families and well-being of children. In addition to the rationale, clinicians will become familiar with the various tools and resources that are available to address this new area of clinical practice; the link between pet abuse and family violence and also the clinical and ethical questions that arise when working with possible victims or perpetrators of violence.
Learning Objectives
  • Assess the empirical evidence for an association between pet abuse and family violence, and
  • Appreciate the history and professional issues related to the mandated reporting for different forms of family violence.
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Mary Lou Randour, PhD, Past Chair, Section on Animal-Human Interaction, Research & Practice, Society of Counseling Psychology, APA and Senior Advisor, Animal Cruelty Training and Programs, Animal Welfare Institute
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