Supporting Family Resiliency through Relationships with Animals Part 3: Supporting Children with Therapy Animals: Human-Animal Interactions for Children Survivors of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment

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Part 3: Supporting Children with Therapy Animals: Human-Animal Interactions for Children Survivors of Domestic Violence and Child Maltreatment 

This webinar is third in a three-part series. To learn more about Supporting Family Resiliency through Relationships with Animals and register for Parts 1 and 2, please click here.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 12-1:30pm PST / 3-4:30pm EST

Please click here to register for the webinar on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_V8QH0QooR3yQX7FlpAjaUA

This dialogue will be recorded and closed-captioned. The slides, recording and transcript will be posted here. 

Description: 

In Part 3 of this webinar series, the presenter will explore incorporating therapy animals as greeters at child advocacy centers, police stations, prosecutor’s offices, and court houses. Additionally, the presenter will also engage attendees around the use of therapy animals during forensic interviews, medical/SANE examination, group/individual therapy, court preparation, and during courtroom testimony. 

Part 3 Learning Objectives:

Participants will:

  • Understanding the benefits and challenges of incorporating therapy animals with child survivors, including the difference between therapy animals, service animals, and assistance animals. 
  • Understanding the dos and don’ts of placing therapy animals as greeters, forensic interviews, medical examinations, therapy, court preparation and courtroom testimony. 
  • Understanding potential legal objections to incorporating therapy animals with child survivors 

Presenters:

  • Allie Phillips, Animal Protection & Human-Animal Interaction Attorney Founder & CEO, Sheltering Animals & Families Together (SAF-T)® (Lansing, MI)  

 

Questions? Accessibility Needs? Please contact Anima Shrestha at ashrestha@futureswithoutviolence.org

These webinars are supported by Grant Number 90EV0434 from the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Points expressed in this webinar series are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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