Violence Link Webinar Series

The One Health Education Committee helps improve the quality of life of animals and humans by providing education for animal welfare and human service professionals. The 4-part Violence Link Webinar Series explores the complex relationship between animal abuse and violence towards people.

CHILD ABUSE | MAY 11, 2021 | 2 - 3 PM

Child Abuse: How to recognize child abuse and neglect and what to do

Presented by: Romona Koop and Jenessa Baier, Ministry of Social Services

This presentation will provide an overview of how to identify child abuse, indicators, and how to report it. There will be a link to handouts that you and your staff can print out and keep on hand with important phone numbers and other information.

OLDER ADULT ABUSE | MAY 13, 2021 | 2 - 3 PM

Older Adult Abuse and Neglect

Presented by: Holly Schick, Saskatchewan Seniors Mechanism

This presentation will provide an overview of older adult abuse including the factors that add complexity to abuse within this demographic. Some of the risk factors and signs to watch for will be identified. Some possible resources and ideas for responding will also be offered.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | MAY 18, 2021 | 12 - 1 PM

Domestic Violence: What to Know, Say and Do

Presented by: Jo-Anne Dusel, Provincial Association of Transition Houses and Services of Saskatchewan (PATHS)

Domestic violence impacts everyone in a family, including pets. Unfortunately, many people aren’t aware of the warning signs of abuse and are in long-term relationships before they realize what is happening. It can be difficult to know how to get out or to ask for help. It is also difficult to know how to support someone who is living with abuse. This presentation will cover warning signs and risk factors, statistics on prevalence and why it can be difficult to get out of abusive situations, the link between abuse of people and their pets, and how to find resources near you.

ANIMAL ABUSE | MAY 20, 2021 | 2 - 3 PM

What really goes into Animal Protection Work

Presented by: Don Ferguson, Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan

This session will focus on demystifying the investigative process that goes into animal protection work. Participants will leave the session able to identify what constitutes distress in animals according to the legislation. They will have a clearer understanding of the process that occurs when an animal welfare concern is reported and how it is investigated.

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