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.
‘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.
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.
4.5 CLE hours provided by Texas Humane Legislation Network. 5.5 SW/LPC hours provided by The Family Place. 5.5 CE hours approved by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) to apply toward animal control officer continuing education (CE) requirements per Ch. 829 of the Texas Health and Safety Code. 5.5 CE hours approved by the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators [CAWA]. TCOLE Credits Pending.
Conference Hosted by the SPCA of Texas and North Texas LINK Coalition.
Individual Sponsors: Linda Ross, Linda Yarbrough
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General Business Meetings
North Texas LINK Coalition General Business Meetings are held the second Friday of each month, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and feature a speaker/s from various service provider and response agencies and organizations. The meetings are open to interested parties. Please Contact Us if you plan to attend as meeting locations vary.