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Taking "Paws": Working with Survivors of Domestic Violence who have Service Animals

  • Howard County Library 6600 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD, 21045 United States (map)

This training will focus on improving services for domestic violence survivors who have service animals.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the roles and purposes of service animals
  • Describe the Maryland and federal laws that pertain to accommodations for people with disabilities and in particular people with service animals
  • Identify practical ways to accommodate, protect, and respond to service animals
  • Use best practices for serving survivors with service animals
  • Identify safety planning strategies for survivors with services animals.


  • Amber Guthrie, MA, Project Manager of Coalition Training and Technical Assistance, Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
  • Katie Flory, Community Affairs Director, Maryland SPCA
  • Gary C. Norman, Esq. L.L.M, Attorney, Consultant, and State Civil Rights Commissioner

2 Category I Social work CEUs are available at no cost to MNADV members and $15 for non-members.

Free parking is available on-site.

Food will not be served. Please make prior arrangements.

For more information, email Amber at or call 301-429-3601

Click HERE to Register for this FREE Event!

Earlier Event: May 14
Race Against Traffick
Later Event: June 3
MNADV’s Statewide Conference