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A new publication entitled A Common Bond: Maltreated Children and Animals in the Home- Guidelines for Practice and Policy is now available from The American Humane Association (AHA) . The free publication is intended as a resource for professionals working in the fields of child protective services and animal welfare.  Oftentimes child abuse, animal abuse and family violence co-occur.  This booklet provides a framework where individuals and agencies can work together to protect both children and their pets. A Common Bond is published by AHA in cooperation with The Humane Society of the United States, the American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law, and ACTION for Child Protection.  For a free printed copy of the booklet, send an email to with “Common Bond” in the subject line or click here to view and print a pdf version.