Phil Arkow - Coordinator, The National LINK Coalition
Humane educators have a difficult time gaining access to classrooms because the “kindness to animals” message is not a priority for school administrators. But showing how animal abuse adversely impacts child development and health, bullying, school safety, and character education is, and it’s a way to “learn what the monster likes – and feed it!” Going back to the basics of how humane education got started by focusing on The LINK between animal abuse and human violence better meets the needs of school officials. The National Link Coalition has a free, customizable PowerPoint with lesson plans that you can adapt for your presentations to get humane education more widely accepted.
About our Speaker:
Internationally acclaimed lecturer, author and educator Phil Arkow is coordinator of the National LINK Coalition – the National Resource Center on The LINK between Animal Abuse and Human Violence – and edits the monthly LINK-Letter. He chairs the Latham Foundation’s Animal Abuse and Family Violence Prevention Project. He teaches at the University of Florida, Harcum College, and Camden County College. He has presented over 250 times in 17 countries, 38 states, and 9 Canadian provinces, and has authored over 80 key reference works on human-animal interactions and violence prevention. Phil co-founded the National Link Coalition, the National Animal Control Association, and the Colorado and New Jersey humane federations. He has served with the AVMA, the ASPCA, American Humane, the Delta Society, the Animals & Society Institute, the National Sheriffs Association, the National Coalition on Violence Against Animals, the National District Attorneys Association, the Academy on Violence & Abuse, and the American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from New Jersey Child Assault Prevention.
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