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Animal Abuse and Family Violence

Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice, 1st Edition

By Marti T. Loring, Robert Geffner, Janessa Marsh

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Learn how animal cruelty is linked to family violence

Experts find a disturbingly close relationship between animal abuse and family violence. Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice explores the difficult link between family violence and animal abuse in depth, explaining why the abuse occurs and offering practical treatment options. This concise yet comprehensive overview describes creative programs to foster prevention of cruelty to animals as well as nonviolence toward humans. New research and approaches for policy and practice are presented in detail, all in one easy-to-read volume.

Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice works to fill the noticeable gap in the present literature about the connection between violence to family members and pets. This text provides practical suggestions for including animal cruelty as an important component for assessment and treatment in the education and training of mental health professionals. The book is extensively referenced.

Topics discussed in Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice include:

  • an overview of empirical literature linking family violence to cruelty of family pets
  • short- and long-term effects of experiencing animal abuse and the impact on victims
  • the prevalence within the Hispanic community of pet abuse and intimate partner violence
  • animal cruelty disclosure in child welfare cases
  • the collection of data and communication among agencies about animal cruelty at the state and federal level
  • the positive impact of programs utilizing pet assisted therapy
Animal Abuse and Family Violence: Linkages, Research, and Implications for Professional Practice is a valuable resource for clinical psychologists, counselors, social workers, educators, students, veterinarians, animal rights activists, mainstream media, and anyone interested in the prevention of animal abuse.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction: Animal Abuse and Family Violence (Marti Loring, Janessa Marsh, and Robert A. Geffner)
  • THE RELATIONSHIP AND IMPACT OF ANIMAL CRUELTY IN FAMILY VIOLENCE CASES
  • The Link Between Family Violence and Cruelty to Family Pets (Judee E. Onyskiw)
  • Cruelty to Animals and the Short- and Long-Term Impact on Victims (Karen D. Schaefer)
  • Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence: A View from the Border (Catherine A. Faver and Alonzo M. Cavazos, Jr.)
  • Child Welfare and Animal Cruelty: A Survey of Child Welfare Workers (Mary Montminy-Danna)
  • POLICY AND PRACTICE
  • Integrating Animals into the Family Violence Paradigm: Implications for Policy and Professional Standards (Mary Lou Randour)
  • Cisco’s Kids: A Pet Assisted Therapy Behavioral Intervention Program (Gary P. Cournoyer and Clarissa M. Uttley)
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED003000
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MED035000
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery