Academic / Research / Statistics

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Academic / Research / Statistics, Reports

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DVNSW (2020)

Animals and People Experiencing Domestic and Family Violence: How Their Safety and Wellbeing are Interconnected. DVNSW Report. 

M. Cleary, D.K. Thapa, S. West, et al. (2021).

Animal abuse in the context of adult intimate partner violence: A systematic review. Aggression and Violent Behavior. 61 (101676), 1-17.

Taylor et al. (2019).

People of Diverse Genders and/or Sexualities Caring For and Protecting Animal Companions in the Context of Domestic Violence. Violence Against Women. 25(9), 1096-1115.

The Link Factsheet and Poster

This poster outlines key facts and stats on the link between human and animal violence. You can download this resource to display in your service, to share with staff, or as a point of reference when explaining The Link.



Education Centre Against Violence (ECAV)

ECAV is a NSW Health focus group that offers training regarding the link between DFV and animal abuse. They are trauma informed and work collaboratively with animal welfare and human services.

Flynn, C.P. (2000)

Why family professionals can no longer ignore violence toward animals. Family Relations, 49, 87-95.

Fitzgerald AJ (2007)

“They gave me a reason to live”: The protective effects of companion animals on the suicidality of abused women. Humanity and Society 31: 355-378.

Fawcett NR, Gullone E and Johnson J. (2002)

The relationship between animal abuse and domestic violence: implications for animal welfare agencies and domestic violence organisations. Domestic Violence Clearinghouse Newsletter, Issue 10 (March), 4-7.

Faver, C.A., & Strand, E.B. (2003)

To leave or to stay? Battered women’s concern for vulnerable pets. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 18, 1367-1377.

Duncan, A., Thomas, J.C., & Miller, C. (2005)

Significance of family risk factors in development of childhood animal cruelty in adolescent boys with conduct problems. Journal of Family Violence, 20, 235-239.

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