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Concurrent Crises Webinar 3

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Holding Space for the Child

Concurrent Crises Webinar 3

Holding Space for the Child” Nov, 2020

Children experience a very particular type of trauma when exposed to animal cruelty. Too little attention is paid to child survivors who may have seen the family pet brutalised or been forced to separate from their animal during the crisis of fleeing a violent home. This webinar looks at the experience of children who have witnessed cruelty to animals from a range of viewpoints; the child as victim, early intervention and prevention when children act out with violence toward animals and international initiatives to reduce the exposure children have to animal abuse.

TRIGGER WARNING: Child abuse, animal abuse, sexual abuse and domestic and family violence.

We’ll look not only at an overview of the issues in Australia but at the work of the United Nations in this space and also detail some services that may assist child victims heal from the trauma of witnessing animal abuse. We welcome guest speakers including Lort Smith and Nexus Primary Health.

Lucy’s Project is proud to deliver free resources to people with animals experiencing domestic and family violence, specialist domestic and family violence services, other professionals on the frontline and the general community. However, these services come at a cost to us and we currently receive no government funding. Without the generous financial support of people like you, we would not be able to keep operating.

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