Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention / Edition 1

Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Animal Abuse: Linking the Circles of Compassion for Prevention and Intervention / Edition 1

by Frank R. Ascione, Phil Arkow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1557531439

ISBN-13: 9781557531438

Pub. Date: 04/28/1999

Publisher: Purdue University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557531438
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordxiii
Prefacexv
Introduction
Animal Cruelty and Societal Violence: A Brief Look Back from the Front3
Protecting Children and Animals from Abuse: A Trans-Species Concept of Caring9
Evolutions
The Evolution of Animal Welfare as a Human Welfare Concern19
Working Out the Beast: An Alternative History of Western Humaneness38
The Abuse of Animals and Human Interpersonal Violence: Making the Connection50
Another Weapon for Combating Family Violence: Prevention of Animal Abuse62
Connections--Child Abuse
Abuse of Children and Abuse of Animals: Using the Links to Inform Child Assessment and Protection83
Taking Animal Abuse Seriously: A Human Services Perspective101
The Link's Direct Connection to Child Protective Services109
"I'll Only Help You If You Have Two Legs," or, Why Human Service Professionals Should Pay Attention to Cases Involving Cruelty to Animals120
First-Person Account: Cruelty to Animals, Cruelty to Children137
Connections--Domestic Violence
Animal Abuse and the Victims of Domestic Violence143
Resistance to The Link at a Domestic Violence Shelter159
Animal Abuse and Family Violence168
First-Person Account: Life and Death inside the Cycles of Violence176
First-Person Account: A Survivor Remembers189
First-Person Account: Out of the Ashes ... A Program of Hope190
Connections--Animal Abuse
The Battered Pet: Signs and Symptoms199
Why The Link Is Important to Animal Care, Animal Control, and Veterinary Personnel209
Should Veterinarians Tell?221
Animal Abuse and Family Violence in a Rural Environment228
The Veterinarian's Role in Recognizing and Reporting Abuse241
A Survey of Veterinarians and a Proposal for Intervention250
Initiating an Animal Abuse Reporting Policy at a Veterinary Teaching Hospital257
The Relevance of Cultural Competence to the Link between Violence to Animals and People260
Legislative and Legal Contexts
The Prosecutor's Role in Preventing Family Violence273
The Legislator's Perspective on Preventing Family Violence288
Zero Tolerance for Cruelty: An Approach to Enhancing Enforcement of State Anticruelty Laws297
Treating Serious Animal Abuse as a Serious Crime306
Animal Abuse and Law Enforcement316
Cruelty and Abuse to Animals: A Typology328
A Congressional View of the Cycle of Violence335
Statewide Commission Created for Cross-Reporting Legislation338
Applications
The Challenge of Trying to Promote Kindness to Animals in a Violent Society343
How to Build a Successful Community Coalition351
Starting and Sustaining Effective Community Coalitions361
Green Chimneys: We Give Troubled Children the Gift of Giving367
The Role of Animals in the Emotional and Moral Development of Children380
Forget Me Not Farm: Teaching Gentleness with Gardens and Animals to Children from Violent Homes and Communities393
People and Animals Learning: The PAL Program410
Kids and Critters: An Intervention to Violence424
Animal-Assisted Therapy for Sexually Abused Adolescent Females: The Program at Crossroads433
Making Respect Part of the Curriculum443
Conclusions
How to Heal the Sickness? Cherish Women, Children, and Animals453
Recommendations463
Contributors467
Index475

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