Safe families – paws and all

In family violence and abuse, some perpetrators abuse animals and exploit the human animal bond to control others. Lucy’s Project works to improve outcomes for people with animals experiencing domestic and family violence and abuse. We advocate, raise awareness and take action to remove barriers to safety, educate communities and organisations about animal inclusive safety plans, we create resources and tools to facilitate safer pathways.

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Upcoming Webinars

Funded by Women NSW, Lucy’s Project’s AWARE ARC team has created a three part series of webinars specifically for professionals who support clients in the domestic and family abuse and violence sector in NSW.

Session 3 – Safety Planning for people with animals – August 18th, 11am-12pm

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First webinar for DFVA workers

On 30th June 2021 we were thrilled to deliver the first of our three part webinar training series, “Understanding animal abuse and DFVA”. We’d like to extend a big thank you to all who attended.   Lucy’s Project is proud to deliver this training online to reach a broad range of frontline service professionals across...

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Free Webinar Series

The AWARE Arc project is conducting a series of webinars for DFV and community services about the link between animal abuse and family and domestic violence. Sign up for these free webinars by clicking on this link. Webinar 1. Understanding animal abuse and DFV (30 June, 11am-12pm) The link between animal abuse and DFV, barriers...
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of women who experienced domestic violence reported the deliberate injury or killing of their companion animal
(Gullone, 1994)
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of women who experienced domestic violence reported that their children had abused a pet
(Arbour, R. Signal, T. & Taylor, N., 2009)
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of families receiving services for child abuse had also abused their pets
(Davidson, 1988)
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Speaker and consulting requests

Raising awareness about the link between domestic violence and animal abuse is part of our core work. To learn more about the issues, hear a presentation at your school, University, conference or place of work, to up-skill your organisation, help build your network or get a project for animals off the ground

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