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Institute for Human-Animal Connection

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Speaker Series

The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) hosts an annual speakers series addressing current trends, issues and advancements in the field of human-animal interactions. Contact us to receive e-mail alerts regarding upcoming speaker events.

Upcoming Speaker events

  • Environmental Justice: Take Steps Today for Lasting Change, January 9th, 2018 from 1:00pm-5:00pm

IHAC's Dr. Sarah Bexell will lead an event hosted by the             University of Denver's Graduate School of Social aimed at helping professionals increase their environmental literacy. Details and Registration information can be found here.  

  • ONLINE! How to Build a Successful and Sustainable LINK Coalition, January 11, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm

Presented by: Phil Arkow, Coordinator, the National Link Coalition & Amber Ahern, Founder/Director, the South Florida Link Coalition

Description: Renewed interest in how animal cruelty and neglect are frequently linked with domestic violence, child abuse, child sexual abuse, and elder abuse are prompting many communities to initiate multidisciplinary Link coalitions to reduce all forms of family violence. These coalitions build upon the synergy and cross-fertilization that occur when multiple perspectives and resources are utilized collaboratively to solve overarching civic problems. This webinar will review the advantages and challenges of organizing and sustaining a multidisciplinary coalition and lay out a 7-step process to success. We'll examine a highly successful coalition in Florida and give you ideas as to how you can make exciting things happen in your community.

Use the promo code CHANGE for free registration here.

  • ONLINE! LINK Informed Response: Changing Agency Procedures, February 15, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm

Presented by: Allie Phillips, Attorney Consultant for the Institute for Human-Animal Connection

Description: With growing awareness about the Link between violence to animals and people, human and animal welfare agencies along with prosecutor offices, law enforcement agencies and allied professionals are changing how they respond to Link-related cases and survivors. This webinar will address policies and procedures to change or implement in agencies for a more Link-informed response.

Use the promo code CHANGE for free registration here.