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Links Conference Programme Sept 2019




The links between animal cruelty, adverse childhood experiences and human violence: research and practice

The Scottish SPCA, together with the University of Edinburgh, is delighted to announce a new conference for 2019. This knowledge exchange event and CPD opportunity aims to raise awareness of what non-accidental injury (NAI) is in animals (linked very much to NAI in child abuse cases), and how this can sometimes be a precursor to committing further crimes. Practitioners will be encouraged to screen for animal cruelty incidents when carrying out assessments with children, in particular when screening for adverse childhood experiences. They will learn what to do if they have identified a history of animal cruelty is present. Delegates will also learn what interventions work when tackling animal cruelty and will hear about the Scottish SPCA’s Animal Guardians Programme, the latest research being conducted by the CAAR (Child, Adolescent and Animals Research) team at the University of Edinburgh and hear from internationally acclaimed lecturer Phil Arkow who established the National Link Coalition - the national resource centre on the link between animal abuse and human violence in the United States. It is hoped that by highlighting the issues surrounding animal cruelty and providing resources on how to combat the link, together with professionals who work with young people and/or animals, in particular those in the children’s charitable sector, social work, mental health teams, NHS, Police Scotland, vets, teachers and many others, we can work with the next generation effectively and truly make a difference to young lives across Scotland.

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How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any queries please contact:
education@scottishspca.org.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, this will help us keep a register of who is attending.

Can I update my registration information?
Yes. If you have any difficulties doing this through the Eventbrite website please e-mail
education@scottishspca.org.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We would be grateful if you could e-mail
education@scottishspca.org if you would like a colleague to attend in your place and the appropriate registration link will be sent to them.

Is there accommodation close to the venue?
The venue can be easily reached via public transport and there is a wide choice of accommodation available within Edinburgh city. If you would like further help with sourcing suitable accommodation please e-mail
education@scottishspca.org.

What if I have special dietary requirements?
Please contact the education staff on
education@scottishspca.org.

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Old College

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