ResourcesThe American Humane Association
63 Inverness Drive East
Englewood, CO 801125117
The National Resource Center on the
Link Between Violence to People
The American Humane Association (AHA), established in 1877, includes both child protection and animal protection divisions. AHA operates the National Resource Center on the Link Between Violence to People and Animals, provides training to professional groups across the country, and has brochures, fact sheets, and special issues of Protecting Children available that are devoted to this topic.
The Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) launched the First StrikeTM Campaign in 1997 to raise public and professional awareness about the connection between animal abuse and human violence. The campaign provides training for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, social service workers, veterinarians, mental health professionals, educators, and the general public on the importance of treating animal abuse as a serious crime and an indicator of other forms of violence. A complete list of resources available through the HSUS First StrikeTM Campaign is available at the Web site and can also be obtained by calling the toll-free number (both listed above). Resources include a free campaign kit with brochures and fact sheets. A general brochure, a brochure on domestic violence, and a brochure for children are available in Spanish. Also available are the First StrikeTM Campaign video and public service announcements, articles addressing the connection between animal abuse and human violence, and Violence Prevention and Intervention: A Directory of Animal-Related Programs (Duel, 2000), an 82-page listing of prevention and intervention programs.
The Latham Foundation for the
Promotion of Humane Education
Established in 1918, the Latham Foundation promotes respect for all life through education. The Foundation publishes a quarterly periodical, The Latham Letter, and maintains a number of print and video resources related to animal abuse, child maltreatment, and humane education, including: