Children, adolescents & animals research
Children, adolescents and animals research (caar), is a group of researchers, graduates and doctoral students led by Professor Jo Williams and supported by Dr Janine Muldoon. We explore all aspects of relationships between children, adolescents and animals, and work closely with animal welfare organisations.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded another grant from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), running until October 2020. As part of this grant, we are organising another series of reflective workshops for practitioners. The workshops aim to:
encourage a trauma-informed approach to childhood animal cruelty,
increase recognition of the relationship between animal cruelty, domestic abuse and violence, and
promote early intervention to safeguard animals and human victims of abuse.
Go to our Reflective Workshops page to find out more and book a place.
To produce high quality research that furthers understanding of child-animal interactions to ensure reciprocally positive relationships, enhancing both child wellbeing and animal welfare.
We are always happy to discuss research ideas and help where we can. Please get in touch if you are interested in working with us.