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Tales Kids Tell: The Humane Educator's Role in Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
October 19, 2013
Tales Kids Tell: The Humane Educator’s Role in Breaking the Cycle of Abuse
Humane Society University Online Course
Fall II term (
October 19 – December 20
Taught by Dr. Rebekah Byrd, Dept. of Human Development & Learning/Counseling at East Tennessee State University
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
Identify risk factors for cruelty to animals.
Identify coping skills for the stress that is common in families and community programs that help families learn these skills.
Identify signs of animal and child abuse and appropriate ways of reporting it, and reasons why some are reluctant to report.
Identify risk factors that increase the likelihood that a young person will become violent and partake in abuse as well as factors that safeguard young people from exposure to risks.
Identify ways to build empathy as a humane educator.
Understand the role of community coalitions in reducing cruelty to animals and improving reporting.
Weekly topics are listed at
APHE members receive a 10% discount on registration and should email
no later than noon EST Tuesday,
to receive the discount.
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