The Missing LINK in Social Work: Addressing Animal Abuse to Improve Delivery of Services to Vulnerable Victims

The Missing LINK in Social Work Addressing Animal Abuse to Improve Delivery of Services to Vulnerable Victims
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Module 1
Recorded on: 2024-07-16
Unit 1 Presentation Materials: The Missing LINK in Social Work: Addressing Animal Abuse to Improve Delivery of Services to Vulnerable Victims
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For far too long, social work has conspicuously ignored companion animals? impact on human well-being and functioning, the powerful human-animal attachments that enhance or hinder clients? responses to interventions, and the Links between inter-personal and inter-species violence. A systemic ?PAWS? Gap — People and Animals? Welfare and Safety ? in social work training and practice makes social workers ill-equipped for the ?3-Rs? — Recognition, Response, and Referral — regarding clients? concerns involving animals. The PAWS Gap affects clients? quality of life, decision-making, and potential escalation into domestic, child, elder and animal abuse.

This webinar will identify six reasons why social workers should be aware of human-animal relationships and nine career opportunities, with action steps, to reduce the ?PAWS? Gap, improve the delivery of services, identify clients? risk and resiliency factors, enhance social and environmental justice, and improve responses to all vulnerable members of families and communities.

 

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Audience Comments

  • “Extremely valuable presentation for the 3 R approach and for reinforcing my understanding of the connections between human & animal abuse. Great listing of all the places & ways social workers can address these. I’m trained as a social worker (MSW) & I’m a physician and in neither of these fields was I educated to recognize these human connections with animal abuse. For several years, I’ve been on the board of directors for a non-profit animal advocacy, program & policy organization here in NM.”
  • “I have attended many Besty B’N’B Webinars regarding the connection with pet violence and intimate partner violence, pet-involved safety planning, and more. This webinar hit every void of information I was missing from previous webinars. Thank you so much for providing this information and resources.”
  • “The presentation was very informative and touched on areas I had not considered before. I am resolved to be even more aware and cognizant of other possible victims in the household when addressing complaints of animal abuse and to act on any concerns, no matter how slight. I especially enjoyed learning about the history of animal welfare agencies being the forerunner for child welfare. It reinforces the importance of investigating complaints of animal abuse / neglect.”
  • “Fantastic! I’m an animal lover and do consider a pet’s value. However, this webinar brought their importance to the foreground in many other places or environments other than the family pet, court dog or companion pet. I will be bringing this up to the administration of my GAL office in the hopes of adding this topic to our training of new volunteers. Thank so much.”

 


 

This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care & Control Association and is approved for 1 Continuing Education Unit. Please refer to your NACA membership portal for current CEU submission process. Current NACA Members who attend the live presentation or watch the recording will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo. Visit the NACA training page for a complete list of future trainings.

 

 

This webinar has been pre-approved by the Maine Animal Welfare Program for 1 Continuing Education Unit for the State of Maine’s ACO annual training. You can find more information about Certification, required annual training or submitting materials for credit at Maine?s Animal Control Officer Resource Page.

 


 

 

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