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Where in NYC can I get additional training in using therapy dogs in working with child victims
Jonathan Johnso
08/01/2012
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I am working with the victims advocates in my area of south Florida to utilize our animal assisted crisis response teams in much the same manner that you do. The handlers of these canine teams are highly t...
bdouglas
06/03/2011
arrow icon please contact me regarding your therapy dogs program and c...
debbie
04/10/2013
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Has there been any talk about using these dogs in the home for high risk children who are abuse by their parents?
Charlene Harris
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Can you explain the difference between a therapy dog and a service dog?
Brian
04/27/2011
arrow icon The benefit comes from the dog itself and not its title; how...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon In our experiences, there are many people that do not unders...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon THERAPY ANIMALS are not legally defined by federal law, but ...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon SERVICE ANIMALS are legally defined (Americans With Disabili...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Do you charge for using your dog(s).
Lorraine
04/27/2011
arrow icon I say ditto to what Curtis said. I started FLA FLA because I...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon ABSOLUTELY NOT! This program was designed to benefit childre...
Curtis
04/27/2011
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We use a service dog at our child advocacy center in southeast Missouri and it has made a huge difference in the comfort level of the children.
Diane
04/27/2011
arrow icon We have used our canine partners as well in the CAC. It neve...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon That is awesome, don't you just love how it works miracles?
Curtis
04/27/2011
arrow icon Diane, so glad you joined the discussion here! Can you give ...
Celeste Walsen
04/27/2011
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I am with the Guardian ad Litem Program in Jacksonville, Florida. We are starting a program of using trained dogs to work with our volunteers and the abused children we represent. Are there any resources...
hilary creary
04/27/2011
arrow icon Hey Hilary, I replied to your previous post. I can also help...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon I met a couple of ladies at a training in Winona, MI from th...
Curtis
04/27/2011
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I am a member of a DVVRT and bring a therapy dog with me on calls. If children are present with the non offending parent, she provides a wonderful distraction. She provides unconditional positive regard ...
Anne Ciemnecki
04/27/2011
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Curtis
04/27/2011
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I have a therapy dog who loves children and would be good at this type of work. I am not a therapist, just a handler. Do you have guidelines for therapists since I would work under their direction (my do...
Holly
04/27/2011
arrow icon Yes - he is certified through a therapy dog program. We are...
Holly McC
04/29/2011
arrow icon I know that Curtis is helping you with this...I just want to...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon Have your therapist contact me by e-mail and I will send the...
Curtis
04/27/2011
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I currently have therapy dogs certified through TDI. Do you use TDI or Delta Society certified dogs, or have your own cetification process?
Sue
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Curtis
04/27/2011
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how does dog therapy help in response to child victims?
vianna gomes
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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My dog and I are a Delta Society therapy dog team who are in a prosecutor's office. I am the Director of the Victim Witness Unit and Buddy has been here for 3.5 years. He has been/is used in forensic int...
Joyce Schaum
04/27/2011
arrow icon I love it Joyce!! I am so glad to see that your agency has b...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I created a program called "Pups on Parole" in Sept. 2004. Abused homeless dogs are placed with women that are in prison. The dogs live with the inmates. They train the dogs and get them ready...
Lori Ann Kearse
04/27/2011
arrow icon That's so interesting! How are the dogs funded- food, toys, ...
Christine
05/02/2012
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Sue
04/29/2011
arrow icon I love it! I am so glad to see dogs used in all areas! You p...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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04/27/2011
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Where is the best place to find resources and guidance concerning therapy dogs/service animals within the school environment?
Craig Walker
04/27/2011
arrow icon Therapeutic sessions
Craig Walker
05/03/2011
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Craig Walker
04/29/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I work in a primarily rural area in Oklahoma. Is there a list of places that utilize therapy dogs in my area
Bruce
04/27/2011
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Bruce
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I would like to know who handles the dogs, and if it is outside personnel, rather than victim witness staff, how are confidentiality issues handled?
Mary Barron
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon Facility service dogs have been placed as courthouse dogs th...
Celeste Walsen
04/27/2011
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I have a TDI registered therapy dog and have made contact with court systems, law enforcement and child advocacy centers in our area. They are hesitant to use the dog for fear that as a handler I would be ...
Tara
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Celeste Walsen
04/27/2011
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laurie
04/27/2011
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At what point in the healing process do you introduce the dog to the child? Does it vary depending on the age of the child?
Denise Scotland
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I am in he process of seeking funding to launch my AAT program called C.A.R.E. in which at-risk teens train homeless dogs in basic obedience. Do you know of any funding sources and formal studies that woul...
Deborah Dobson
04/27/2011
arrow icon I created a program called Pups on Parole in Las Vegas at th...
Lori Kearse
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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My dissertation is on prison animal training programs. In my research I have found many of the inmates had been victimized at an earlier time in life. Do you believe that using therapy dogs with these adul...
Sue
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Celeste Walsen
04/27/2011
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I have a certified Animal Assited Therapy dog that loves working with children. Are there good therapist guidelines available for using the dogs? My dog works with me present. What is the benefit of wor...
Holly
04/27/2011
arrow icon Thank you! In Curtis' bio it says the dog is not accompanie...
Holly McC
04/27/2011
arrow icon First of all, you know I love what you are doing! I have per...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I'm a psychologist and coordinate animal assisted therapy in a special education theraputic day school program using a trauma-informed treatment model. What are some ideas, suggestions or advice about se...
stacia
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I am interested in what kind of training would be required for dogs used in this area. Also are there specific agencies that are using dogs for therapy
Anita
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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I am a Circuit Director with the Guardian ad Litem Program. We are in the process of starting a program to use specially trained and licensed dogs to work with our children who have been victims of abuse....
hilary creary
04/27/2011
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GH Andrea
04/27/2011
arrow icon Hilary, we are located here in FL and have been met with gre...
GH Andrea
04/27/2011
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Celeste Walsen
04/27/2011
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