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  1. Children's experiences of companion animal maltreatment in households characterized by intimate partner violence

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    | Contributor(s):: Shelby Elaine McDonald, Elizabeth A. Collins, Nicole Nicotera, Trina O. Hagerman, Frank R. Ascione, James Herbert Williams, Sandra A. Graham-Bermann

    Cruelty toward companion animals is a well-documented, coercive tactic used by abusive partners to intimidate and control their intimate partners. Experiences of co-occurring violence are common for children living in families with intimate partner violence (IPV) and surveys show that more than...

  2. The Interpersonal Context of Human/Nonhuman Animal Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Richard, Cassie, Reese, Laura A.

    This research explores the relationship between the nature of animal cruelty perpetrated by owners versus cruelty against animals of domestic partners, family members, and neighbors. All animal cruelty incidents in the City of Detroit for which there is a police report between 2007 and 2015 were...

  3. An Exploratory Study of Domestic Violence: Perpetrators’ Reports of Violence Against Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Haden, Sara Chiara, McDonald, Shelby E., Booth, Laura J., Ascione, Frank R., Blakelock, Harold

    The goal of the current exploratory study was to examine associations between animal cruelty (AC), intimate partner violence (IPV), and antisocial personality disorder (ASPD) among incarcerated adult males. Forty-two men incarcerated in a state prison participated in the study; all participants...

  4. Survivors' experiences of pet abuse within the cycle of domestic violence

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Taylor Chastain

  5. Fleeing with Fido: an Analysis of What Canadian Domestic Violence Shelters Are Communicating Via their Websites about Leaving an Abusive Relationship when Pets Are Involved

    | Contributor(s):: Gray, Allison, Barrett, Betty Jo, Fitzgerald, Amy, Peirone, Amy

  6. Protect Pets, Protect Families: Time for Legal Change | Mandy MacLeod | TEDxUAlberta

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    | Contributor(s):: Mandy MacLeod

    Mandy MacLeod explores the largely unrecognized issue of the effect of domestic violence on family pets. Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Mandy studied drama and theatre performance in Calgary before attending law school at the University of Alberta. There she met her (now) husband, and the love of...

  7. How domestic violence affects Pets | Wendy Sneddon | TEDxAinleyTopWomen

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    | Contributor(s):: Wendy Sneddon

    Dr Wendy Sneddon RVN, MSc, FInstLM, AssocCIPD is passionate about animals and a world free from violence towards any creature. Wendy’s big idea is to build a culture of kindness around the world where it’s absence becomes a red flag that somethings not right and we need to say...

  8. Perros para proteger a víctimas de violencia machista | Ángel Mariscal & Miriam Sánchez | TEDxMadrid

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    | Contributor(s):: Ángel Mariscal, Miriam Sánchez

    Ángel Mariscal es adiestrador canino y creó un sistema para que mujeres víctimas de violencia de género entrenasen a perros de seguridad que las protegiesen de sus agresores, el Proyecto Pepo. Miriam Sánchez vivió los inesperados efectos de establecer...

  9. The link between domestic violence and abuse and animal cruelty in the intimate relationship of people of diverse genders and/or sexualities: a bi-national study

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W Riggs, Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Catherine Donovan, Tania Signal

    Over the past three decades, a growing body of research has focused on experiences of domestic violence and abuse (DVA) among people of diverse genders and/or sexualities. Missing, however, has been a focus on what is known as “the link” between DVA and animal cruelty with regard to...

  10. Domestic violence and companion animals in the context of LGBT people's relationships

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    | Contributor(s):: Nik Taylor, Heather Fraser, Damien W Riggs

    The link between domestic violence and animal abuse has now been well established, indicating that where there is one form of abuse, there is often the other. Research on this link, however, has almost exclusively focused on heterosexual cisgender people’s relationships. Lacking, then, is...

  11. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  12. Leaving A Mark, An Animal-Assisted Intervention Programme for Children Who Have Been Exposed to Gender-Based Violence: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Muela, A., Azpiroz, J., Calzada, N., Soroa, G., Aritzeta, A.

  13. Help-Seeking Among Abused Women With Pets: Evidence From a Canadian Sample

    | Contributor(s):: Barrett, B. J., Fitzgerald, A., Peirone, A., Stevenson, R., Cheung, C. H.

  14. Pet Therapy: Helping Patients Cope

    | Contributor(s):: Gertz, A., Rabinowitz, P. M.

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  15. A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

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    | Contributor(s):: Leah Staley

    This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...

  16. Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.

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    Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009.    It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...

  17. A Template Analysis of Intimate Partner Violence Survivors' Experiences of Animal Maltreatment: Implications for Safety Planning and Intervention

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    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth A. Collins, Anna M. Cody, Shelby Elaine McDonald, Nicole Nicotera, Frank R. Ascione, James Herbert WIlliams

    This study explores the intersection of intimate partner violence (IPV) and animal cruelty in an ethnically diverse sample of 103 pet-owning IPV survivors recruited from community-based domestic violence programs. Template analysis revealed five themes: (a) Animal Maltreatment by Partner as a...

  18. Intimate Partner Violence and Animal Abuse in an Immigrant-Rich Sample of Mother–Child Dyads Recruited From Domestic Violence Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Christie A. Hartman, Tina Hageman, James Herbert Williams, Frank R. Ascione

  19. Tri-State K-9 Response Team

    Tri-State Canine Response Team is a non-profit organization, serving NJ, PA, and DE, which is dedicated to providing certified and trained handler/dog teams for Animal Assisted Activities, Animal Assisted Therapy and Animal Assisted Crisis Response Teams to children, families, neighborhoods, and...

  20. A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse

    | Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami

    Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...