Sunday, June 20, 2010

Animal Hoarding Conference July 28, 2010- Pennsylvania

Hoarding Task Force

Symposium Wednesday July 28th, 2010
This ground-breaking symposium, hosted at
Bucks County Community College Newtown campus from 10a.m. to 3p.m., brings together the leading academic and intervention experts in the fascinating field of animal hoarding, and an audience of first responder agencies (public safety, fire, building codes), health department, Children and Youth Services, Mental Health, Area Agency on Aging, humane society, veterinary, County Animal Response Team, and others. This will be profoundly informative, provocative, and is designed to explore collaborative interagency resource-development for earlier and more successful interventions and outcomes for the people and animals who suffer through this disorder.

Seminar Goals
Gary Patronek and Jane Nathanson will work with attendees to eliminate stereotypes and increase the baseline level of awareness of this behavior among those involved in caring for animals, public agencies, and those involved in health and safety, emergency response, municipal authorities, public health and the legal system. It is the goal for these various groups to then come together collaboratively and develop an effective team response to, treat, and prevent the effects of animal hoarding on all involved.
Learn more about the issue of hoarding.

Who should attend?
Veterinarians, Vet Techs, social workers, mental health workers,
emergency responders, municipal officials and anyone who deals with animals who have been the victims of hoarding, individuals struggling to overcome their animal hoarding disorder, those who must negotiate the system to deliver services to homes where hoarding occurs or who must protect those who can be victimized by a hoarders actions (neighbors, family, etc). Register now.


Wednesday July 28th, 2010 at Bucks County Community College Newtown Campus

10:30a.m.Animal Hoarding OverviewDr. Gary Patronek
11:30a.m.Interventions; what constitutes unsafe/uninhabitable? Housing code checklistJane Nathanson
12:45a.m.Lunch; case scenarios
1:45p.m.An Intervention Illustrated, lawsAnne Irwin
2:15p.m.Developing more resources: panel discussionAnne Irwin, Jane Nathanson, Dr. Gary Patronek

Link to additional information & registration

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