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ASI will be partnering with Animal Friends in Pittsburgh for an AniCare® workshop.

AniCare® Child is the first published treatment approach to focus exclusively on juvenile cruelty to animals. The approach is intended to be used by mental health professionals, including clinicians associated with private agencies, domestic violence organizations, hospitals, and schools. AniCare® Child also may be useful to other professionals who work with children, including teachers, probation officers, child welfare caseworkers and social workers.

Date: Thursday, October 22
Time: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Location: Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Morning Session 9:30 am – 11:30 a.m. This training is intended for professionals from a range of disciplines who work with youth, including social workers, attorneys, probation officers, judges, school counselors, teachers, child care providers, mental health professionals, and community members.

The morning session will begin with a discussion of the role companion animals play in children’s lives. We will discuss the growing body of research on the relationship between animal abuse and other types of antisocial behavior, focusing on animal abuse as an important risk factor in children. Participants will learn about animal abuse as an early marker for conduct disorder and research that suggests animal abuse may be related to other adverse childhood experiences, including maltreatment. Using case studies and video vignettes, we will explain why all professionals dealing with children should be aware of animal abuse as a risk factor. We will discuss what professionals should look for and the types of questions that might be asked about animal-related experiences.

Tuition (admission to morning session ONLY; includes light refreshments):

PPA (Pennsylvania Psychological Association) members = $21.25 pp (includes 15% member discount)
Non-members = $25.00 pp
Non-members desiring CE credits/Act 48 hours (2 hours) = $35.00 pp

Tuition (for all-day session, which includes lunch):

PPA (Pennsylvania Psychological Association) members: $59.50 pp (includes 15% member discount)
Non-members: $70.00 pp
Non-members desiring CE credits/Act 48 hours (6 hours) = $80.00 pp

Find out more, and register, here!