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2018 LINK Conference

Fri Mar 9 2018, All Day

2018 LINK Conference

Friday, March 9, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Dallas, Texas

Breaking the Cycles of Violence: A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities


On March 9, 2018, professionals from multiple disciplines will gather in Dallas, Texas at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel – Richardson for an all-day conference, Breaking the Cycles of Violence, A Species-Spanning Approach to Safer Families and Communities.

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‘Left Behind’ image credit: Courtesy of Debra Mitchell-Ibe, LMSW as expressed and drawn by a young domestic violence victim, “My dog got left, my other dog died.”

Keynote speaker is the internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow, Chair of the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project, and Co-Founder of the National LINK Coalition. Breaking the Cycles of Violence explores the research-based LINK between animal abuse and human violence – “the dark side” of human-animal interactions and its impact on human relationships and social services, animal care and control, law enforcement and criminal justice, and human and veterinary medicine.

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Conference participants will gain a better understanding of related public policies, will learn about new collaborative strategies, new animal cruelty code enhancements, and groundbreaking research and innovative programs to prevent family violence and to respond to its human and animal victims.

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