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Over the past 35 years, researchers and professionals in a variety of human services and animal welfare disciplines have established significant correlations between animal abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, elder abuse and other forms of violence. Mistreating animals is no longer seen as an isolated incident that can be ignored: it is often an indicator or predictor of crime and a “red flag” warning sign that other family members in the household may not be safe.
Southeast Texas LINK educates agencies regarding the link between violence to people and violence to animals, and provides resources for front-line organizations helping people impacted by domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse, and animal abuse.
The LINK informs many aspects of violence prevention. By viewing violence through the LINK lens, human and animal services agencies can transcend disciplinary boundaries with effective collaborations to break the cycles of violence and protect all vulnerable members of society. Visit The National LINK Coalition for more research on The LINK.
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