Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Humane Society of Huron Valley

Lisa presented “Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence,” a day-long workshop at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, MI). Attendees selected the morning session (9:30-11:30 am), focused on the connection between animal abuse, interpersonal violence, and antisocial behavior; and/or the afternoon session (12:30-3:30 pm), concentrating on what those who work with children need to know about exposure to animal abuse. More than 30 professionals attended both morning and afternoon sessions, and it was one of the most diverse groups that ever participated in an HSHV training event. Attendees included child protection workers, domestic violence advocates, criminal justice professionals, health care professionals, mental health clinicians, animal welfare advocates, and animal control officers. At the break we got to enjoy some puppy therapy.

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