Past Events

What you missed!

Since beginning its formal meetings in 2016 and holding its 2018 LINK Conference in Dallas, Texas, the North Texas LINK Coalition has facilitated training for over 700 professionals who also enjoyed networking with dozens of other agencies and organizations at monthly meetings featuring a variety of subject matter experts. By the end of 2019, the North Texas LINK Coalition will have offered a total of 25.5 hours continuing education units to its meeting attendees. Click here to download and print the 2019 NTLC Meeting Overview.

North Texas LINK Coalition 2020 Programs

January: A Judicial Perspective of the LINK from the Bench: presented by the Honorable Roberto Cañas at the SPCA.

North Texas LINK Coalition 2019 Programs

January: Animal Cruelty & the LINK, Justice Clearinghouse, 1.5 Hours CEU’s; LIVE Webinar


February: Adult Abuse, Neglect, & Exploitation – TDSHS, APS Region 3, 1 Hr [self reporting]

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March:  Caring for Domestic Violence Victims Pets, SPCA of Texas, The Family Place

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April: Child Abuse & the LINK,  Dallas CASA, 1.5 Hrs CEUs

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May: Pets As Therapy Pet Partners of Greater Dallas

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June: Safe Haven Panel Discussion – The Family Place, Ann Moody Place featuring Operation Kindness, The Bridge, The Family Place, Dogs Matter, and Brighter Tomorrows.

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July: Animal Hoarding & the LINK – Plano Animal Services. 1.5 CEUs.

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August: Power and Control Wheel  – Tina Rieger, LMSW

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September: Veterinary Social Work & the LINK,  Sandra Brackenridge, LCSW


October: Getting Political for Animals, Shelby Bobosky, THLN

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October 23 -25: The 17th Annual North Texas Facing Family Violence Conference, sponsored by Collin County Council on Family Violence, featured LINK-related sessions for the first time! Key Note, The Cruelty Connection: Breaking the Cycle of Domestic Violence by Preventing Animal Abuse by Phil Arkow, National LINK Coalition, and Workshop, Pets Lives Matter by Felicia Kerney, Dallas County District Attorney’s Animal Cruelty Unit. The North Texas LINK Coalition sponsored Phil Arkow’s keynote, and Ms. Kerney is a co-founder of the Coalition. Both presentations received enthusiastic responses and resulted in several visitors to the North Texas LINK Coalition’s booth, who wanted to learn more about the LINK.

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November: All About BIPP: Battering Intervention & Prevention Program by Cody Pinkham, MS, LPC-1, BIPP Coordinator, The Family Place. The Family Place has been helping victims of family violence in North Texas since 1978 and provides everything needed to help victims become survivors. They are one of the very few organizations in North Texas who offer Emergency shelter for their clients’ dogs and cats. The Family Place is a founding member of the North Texas LINK Coalition.

December: The North Texas LINK Coalition’s Executive Committee holds its 3rd annual Strategic Planning Session.

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Thank you for helping the North Texas LINK Coalition meet its Mission.

Click here to download our 2019 NTLC Meeting Overview.

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