The New Mexico Conference on the Link between Animal Cruelty and Human Violence

Forming Positive Links

The Link — the connection between animal abuse and human violence — has been documented in numerous psychology, sociology and criminology studies. This conference focuses on collaborative efforts to identify and stop abuse, investigate cases and provide proper treatment for abusers.

This Year's Conference will focus on Forming Positive Links! Attendees will learn about topics related to The Link from nationally renowned speakers. End the day with a planning session to develop pilot projects or working groups to continue to raise awareness of The Link throughout New Mexico over the coming year. We will learn to work together to Form Positive Links!

Get involved with year-round efforts to end all forms of family violence in New Mexico. The New Mexico Steering Committee on The Link will provide updates on The Link-related efforts in the state, and will gather input and ideas from conference attendees regarding future efforts.

Who should attend this conference?

Two Tracks this year

  1. Legal/Law Enforcement — for lawyers, judges, police, animal control officers and others interested in the legal/law enforcement aspects of The Link and how we can all work together to stop violence — towards people and animals — in our society.
  2. Social Work/Domestic Violence — for social workers, domestic violence workers, teachers and others interested in the identification of abuse situations, treating abusers and the abused, and how we can all work together to reduce violence in our society.

Conference Workshop Topics Include

Read the complete conference schedule.

Continuing Education Credits

As approvals are received, this list will be updated.

Travel Scholarships Available!

A limited number of travel scholarships are available for participants traveling from outside the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. To apply for a scholarship to cover travel, meals and/or lodging, contact Tammy Fiebelkorn at 505-410-3884. Scholarships available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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