The New Mexico Conference on the Link between Animal Cruelty and
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
Who should attend this conference?
- Animal control officers/shelter workers
- Domestic violence workers
- Juvenile justice employees
- Law enforcement officials
- Social workers
- Anyone interested in stopping violence in our society
Two Tracks this year
- 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.
- 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
- The Link - Introduction and Overview
- The Big Picture - Cruelty in All Forms
- The Link in New Mexico
- AniCare & AniCare Child
- Animal Fighting and The Link
- Cross Reporting
- Forming Positive Links – Animal Therapy
- Funding & Operating Investigations and Prosecutions
- Language & Actions
- Psychology of Hoarding/Prosecuting Hoarding Cases
- Sheltering People and Animal Domestic Violence Victims Together
- The Deadly Link Documentary
- Much more!
Read the complete conference schedule.
Continuing Education Credits
- Social Work – 9 CEUs
- Department of Public Safety – 9 CEUs
- NM MCLE Board – 7 CEUs
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.
Register for the Conference
Questions? Email us.