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Free Workshop: Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Violence

Oct 21, 2014

Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) and the Peoria Humane Society are presenting Breaking the Cycle of Abuse and Violence on October 28 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Advanced Medical Transport, 1718 N Sterling in Peoria. This presentation explains the connection between animal abuse and human violence and is part of the Youth Services Network Panel's free public workshop series.

PCAPS and the Humane Society recognize there is a strong connection between animal abuse and human violence. For this reason, both organizations work with educators, social workers, law enforcement, criminal justice personnel, and child welfare agencies to offer presentations that include how to identify animal abuse and neglect, how to report it, and why reporting such incidents can help reduce victimization of animals and people.  

The cruel and neglectful treatment of animals in homes can be an indicator of other problems within the family. Too often, youth are caught up in a cycle of violence, and research indicates that young people who are exposed to acts of violence are more likely to become aggressive toward humans as they grow older. Recognizing animal cruelty is an indicator of future violent behavior helps address the behaviors before more violence occurs.

Join PCAPS and the Humane Society on October 28 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm for this life-changing presentation. For more information, contact Kitty Yanko of the Peoria Humane Society at (309) 672-2447.

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