GEVHA participa en la 7th Annual New Mexico Governor's Conference on the Link between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence

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7th Annual New Mexico Governor's Conference on the Link between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence

nu.nmexicoThe Link — the connection between animal abuse and human violence - has been documented in numerous psychology, sociology and criminology studies. This conference focuses on collaborative efforts to identify and stop abuse, investigate cases and provide proper treatment for abusers.

 

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La Dra. Núria Querol i Viñas, ha sido invitada a exponer la situación de los animales en España, analizar algunos casos-modelo y comentar los programas e iniciativas que se llevan a cabo para prevenir e intervenir en casos de violencia: la creación del Observatorio de Violencia Hacia los Animales como progresión de GEVHA (Grupo para el Estudio de la Violencia Hacia Humanos y Animales),  la implementación del Programa para Mujeres víctimas de violencia de Género y sus Animales de compañía de la Comisión contra la Violencia Familiar y de Género*( Hospital Universitario Mútua de Terrassa), los programas de educación humanitaria y formación de agentes de policía (PRODA y l’Oficina de Protecció dels Animals del Ayuntamiento de Barcelona), el programa de reinserción de perros abandonados para proteger y dar apoyo emocional a las mujeres maltratadas (Solcan), etc.

 

* La Fundación Altarriba y El Cau Amic ofrecen refugio a los animales




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Forming Positive Links

The Link — the connection between animal abuse and human violence - has been documented in numerous psychology, sociology and criminology studies. This conference focuses on collaborative efforts to identify and stop abuse, investigate cases and provide proper treatment for abusers.

This Year's Conference will focus on Forming Positive Links! Attendees will learn about topics related to The Link from nationally renowned speakers. End the day with a planning session to develop pilot projects or working groups to continue to raise awareness of The Link throughout New Mexico over the coming year. We will learn to work together to Form Positive Links!

Get involved with year-round efforts to end all forms of family violence in New Mexico. The New Mexico Steering Committee on The Link will provide updates on The Link-related efforts in the state, and will gather input and ideas from conference attendees regarding future efforts.

Who should attend this conference?

  • You!
  • Animal control officers/shelter workers
  • Attorneys
  • Domestic violence workers
  • Juvenile justice employees
  • Law enforcement officials
  • Prosecutors
  • Social workers
  • Teachers
  • Anyone interested in stopping violence in our society

Two Tracks this year

  1. Novice — for first time attendees: learn the basics of the Link and how we can all work together to stop violence - towards people and animals - in our society.
  2. Expert — for repeat conference attendees: hear advanced information on The Link and learn to work collaboratively on statewide projects to Form Positive Links!

Conference Workshop Topics Include

  • Overview of The Link
  • The Link - Initiatives Nationwide
  • The Link in New Mexico
  • AniCare
  • AniCare Child
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Companion Animal Rescue Effort (CARE)
  • Hoarding: Spotting and Treating Hoarders
  • Investigating Family Violence
  • New Mexico Steering Committee on The Link - Planning for year-round efforts
  • Pets and Women's Shelters (PAWS)
  • The Toxic Triad - Links Among Animal Cruelty, Child Abuse and Domestic Violence
  • Veterinarians and The Link

 

Continuing Education Credits: Professional Development Bureau, Social Work and Counseling CEUS, and Department of Public Safety CEUs are pending.

Travel Scholarships Available!

A limited number of travel scholarships are available for participants traveling from outside the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. To apply for a scholarship to cover travel, meals and/or lodging, contact Tammy Fiebelkorn at 505-410-3884. Scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

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Conference Schedule

 


Novice Track Expert Track
7:30 Check-In and Continental Breakfast
8:00 WELCOME: Senator Eric Griego
8:15 THE LINK: Dr. Barbara Boat
9:00 THE LINK NATIONWIDE: Marie McCable
9:30 FIGHTING THE LINK IN NEW MEXICO: Dr. Karen Schaefer and Tammy Fiebelkorn
10:00 Morning Break
10:15 PAWS: Marie McCabe ANICARE: Dr. Karen Schaefer
11:15

CARE: Sherry Mangold

ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY: Dale Klein-Kennedy &
Molly Ferguson

ANICARE CHILD: Melissa Winkle
12:15 Lunch and informal presentation/discussion - THE LINK IN SPAIN - Dra. Nuria QUEROL i VINAS
1:45 THE TOXIC TRIAD: Dr. Barbara Boat VETERINARIANS AND THE LINK: Dr. Patricia Feeser
2:45 INVESTIGATING THE LINK: Captain Quintin McShane HOARDING: Dr. Karen Schaefer
3:45 Break
4:00 STATEWIDE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT: Dr. Mary Anne Shaening
5:30 Adjourn