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This website introduces the 'Making The Link' Study - a program to identify psychological effects of children regularly exposed to community animal abuse and evaluation of efficacy of interventions.
The study was initiated by Teesside University (UK) to explore the connection between exposure to endemic abuse in social environments where no previous research had been conducted. 'Making The Link' will seek to evidence the impact which abuse has on the children of these lands... on the people... on the societies. And it will also demonstrate how easily positive change can be effected.
Although multi-dimensional, the study has a central objective of exemplifying connections between animal abuse and a child's psychological health and behavior with its resultant impact on societies. The efficacy of creating positive change by introducing interventions will be evaluated to explore their ability to enhance the quality of both a child's life and the attendant positive effects on society.
The ‘Making the Link‘ program has been credited by leading US academics involved in this field as ‘Amazing!‘ and as ‘The biggest LINK study ever attempted‘. Support comes from, among others, National Link Coalition and Institute for Human-Animal Connection who are the world leaders in this domain.
Most assuredly, the project is unique. In addition to promoting positive attitudes towards animals and in humanely reducing numbers, thereby providing a safer life and reducing the number of potential ‘victims‘, it will create and exemplify that positive societal change can be achieved, reduce anti-social practices, enhance children's psychological health and enforce redundant laws. But perhaps most importantly in a region which embraces around 20% of the European continent with similar issues, a pioneering model would be created to demonstrate to all municipalities and authorities that an effective solution is available to enhance the quality of life within their remit of care - for both people and animals.
A major collaboration of world-leading international organisations and academics have created the 'Making The Link' project to bring change... in the belief that a new tomorrow CAN be created for the children and animals of these lands.
This is their birthright! And ours to give.
Website owner: Making The Link Study Project Limited
Charitable Company Registration No: 8639535 (UK)
For further information on the 'Making The Link' study, please contact:
Phone: +44 7967 39 83 19
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