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Threats and acts of cruelty to animals are coercive control, emotional extortion, and barriers that prevent many women and their children from leaving abusive relationships. The domestic violence and animal protection fields have responded with innovative public policy reforms, funding opportunities, technical assistance, research, and collaborative programs. This workshop will show an adaptation of the Duluth Model that takes a species-spanning approach to prevent abuse to all victims of family violence. We’ll discuss such specic “how-to” solutions as pet-friendly shelters and safety planning, and a new national resource directory to help you find the “abuse busters” in your community.