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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Webinar to Discuss How Therapy Animals Can Help Abused Children

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Webinar to Discuss How Therapy Animals Can Help Abused Children

Therapy Animals WebinarOn February 27, 2014, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. ET, OJJDP, in collaboration with the National District Attorneys Association, will present “How Therapy Animal Programs Can Help Maltreated Children.” When children have been abused, neglected, or exposed to violence, telling adults about their experiences can be difficult and testifying in court can be traumatic. This Webinar will focus on how therapy animals can help abused children through the court process and what professionals should consider when incorporating an animal-assisted intervention program. Therapy animals can greet children at advocacy centers, police stations, prosecutors’ offices, and court houses, and they can assist children during forensic interviews, medical examinations, therapy, court preparation, and testimony.

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