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Campaign to Launch Family Spirals

Please support our fundraising campaign:
https://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/fiscal/profile?id=15864

We are on the right path – listening to those whose voices are often ignored and addressing sibling discord, the tensions between parents and their adult children, in-law conflicts, and the links between the (unintended) mistreatment of pets and other family stresses.

Yet there’s a catch-22. The reason these and other family problems haven’t been addressed is, in large part, because they aren’t seen as being particularly important in ‘the grand scheme of things.’ This is also why there is so little research in these areas and little money for programs. People easily say: Continue reading

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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