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The Cass County Child Abuse Neglect Council is sponsoring a workshop on The Link Between Animal Abuse and Other Forms of Family Violence presented by internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and humane educator Philip S. Arkow, Director, The Link, American Humane Association. The event will take place Monday, September 14, 2009, 9:00 AM to 12 noon at the Community Center, 2400 Jefferson Parkway in Harrisonville. Registration is $15 per person if received by September 1 and $20 thereafter.  POST credits for Law Enforcement and MoBar MCLE are available. For more information contact Mary at (816)380-8431.  [Print Registration Form – pdf]

The American Humane Association is the nation’s oldest federation of child and animal protection organization.  Founded in 1877, their mission is to prevent cruelty, abuse, neglect, and exploitation of children and animals and to assure that their interests and well-being are fully, effectively, and humanely guaranteed by an aware and caring society.

Phil Arkow lectures around the world to cross-train employees of animal shelters, child protection agencies, domestic violence prevention programs, and veterinarians to recognize and report family violence. He teaches a distance-education certificate course in Animal-Assisted Therapy & Activities through Harcum College and a similar campus course at Camden County College. He has authored or edited numerous articles and nine key reference books on the human-animal bond, humane education, animal-assisted therapy, violence prevention, and animal shelter management. He has served with the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Delta Society, the National Animal Control Association, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians and also chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project.