Are you experiencing family/domestic violence? • If you are in danger, call 000 • For information call 1800 RESPECT • Animal support information available here.

Are you experiencing family/domestic violence?
• If you are in danger, call 000
• For information call 1800 RESPECT
• Animal support information available here.

Academic / Research / Statistics

19 Articles

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.

DeViney, E., Dickert, J., & Lockwood, R. (1983)

The care of pets within child abusing families. International Journal for the Study of Animal Problems, 4, 321-329.

DeGue S & DiLillo D (2008)

Is animal cruelty a ‘red flag’ for family violence? Investigating co-occurring violence toward children, partners and pets. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 24(6): 1036-1056.

Dadds, M.R., Whiting, C., & Hawes, D. (2006)

Associations among cruelty to animals, family conflict, and psychopathic traits in childhood. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 411-429.

Currie, C.L. (2005)

Animal cruelty by children exposed to domestic violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30, 425-435.