National Link Coalition introduces Family Spirals™

The National Link Coalition is an association of professionals bringing greater attention to the linkages between violence against animals and humans (i.e., “the Link”). I introduced Family Spirals™ in the February 2012 edition of their LINK-letter (p. 7):

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Family Spirals™ Addresses The Link and Sibling Abuse

The links among various forms of violence towards humans and other animals are perhaps most evident within the family. A new organization, Family Spirals™, is being developed to address multiple dimensions of family relationships and cohesion. Our Interspecies Families division explores our relationships with animals, particularly pets, within a family context. Family Spirals™ plans to advance Link work by exploring new ways in which to frame family problems, deepening our understanding of these connections, and contextualizing linkages within a broader multidisciplinary framework of family dynamics. Continue reading

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By creating safe, nurturing and joyful families,
we can experience a more peaceful and tolerant world.

 

Lois Mailou Jones, Untitled (Christmas family gathering). ca. 1950–1955. 45.5 x 60 cm. oil on canvasboard.
Lois Mailou Jones, Untitled (Christmas family gathering). ca. 1950–1955. 45.5 x 60 cm. oil on canvasboard.

Family Spirals™ is being developed as an international think tank and capacity-building nonprofit addressing family identity, cohesion, trauma and joy.

We are committed to supporting family experiences that are safe, meaningful, relaxed and healthful.

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, we will apply research from the health sciences, social sciences, humanities and biology in order to find the best solutions to family conflicts. Continue reading