Domestic Violence

URI People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS)

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URI People and Animals Living Safely (URIPALS)


As many as 48 percent of domestic violence victims stay in abusive situations because they don’t want to leave their pet behind.* (* Frank Ascione, Ph.D. , Utah State University, 1997, 1998). They fear that the abuser might harm the animal if there’s no one there to…

First Domestic Violence Pet Program Comes to Spain

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First Domestic Violence Pet Program Comes to Spain

What is believed to be the first program in Spain to offer care for the animal victims of domestic violence situations has been announced by Spain’s Link coalition, GEVHA (Grupo para el Estudio de la Violencia hacia Humanos y
Animales). The Paws Freedom Link program temporarily or permanently welcomes…

Avoiding Confidentiality Constraints in Cross - Reporting

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Avoiding Confidentiality Constraints in Cross - Reporting

A common obstacle facing child protection personnel, social workers and
other human services officials who encounter suspected animal maltreatment is how to report it within professional and institutional confidentiality restrictions that protect the professional/client relationship. One such solution is to enable or permit such cross-reporting through statutory relief.…

Child Cruelty Offenders Offered Empathy Education in Australia

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Child Cruelty Offenders Offered Empathy Education in Australia

 A unique Australian program aims to prevent anti-social behaviors by counseling children as young as six years of age who have committed animal cruelty. The BARK (Building Animal Relationships with Kids) program for young offenders in Malaga, a suburb of Perth, wants to stop what director Kedy Kristal calls the “cruelty connection” between children harming animals and then growing up to commit violence against humans.…

MAV launch latest initiative

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MAV launch latest initiative

 MAV has launched its latest initiative – a project that will train dentists to encourage victims of domestic abuse to seek help. The initiative,  launched by MAV founder Dr Christine Goodall and Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Nicola Sturgeon, is being piloted by NHS…

Recognising Abuse in Animals and Humans

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Recognising Abuse in Animals and Humans



In this section you can find out more about the new guidance for veterinary surgeons and other veterinary employees on recognising deliberate or non-accidental injury in animals and the link to abuse in humans
 

Background

Veterinary surgeons may occasionally be presented with animals that have…

OneKind Supporter Alesha Dixon lending her voice to help animal victims of domestic abuse

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OneKind Supporter Alesha Dixon lending her voice to help animal victims of domestic abuse



Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is backing a pioneering project to train vets to help victims of domestic abuse.

The Domestic Abuse Veterinary Initiative (DAVI) has been developed by Scottish charity Medics Against Violence (MAV) together with Crimestoppers, the Links Group, OneKind, the Pet Fostering Service for Scotland and the Violence Reduction Unit (VRU). It will see vets trained to spot the signs of abuse in both animals and their owners and encourage victims to report to the police, support services or to give information about the abusers anonymously to Crimestoppers.…