Since April, ACH and Paws2Care have been partnering to bring this additional service twice a month to children who have experienced trauma. Pet therapy is known to provide stress relief, improve self-esteem, and decrease depression in children with social-emotional and behavioral challenges. ACH equips these children with skills needed to return to and remain in mainstream childcare settings.
During the last few months, the children at ACH have gained skills and made great progress in their therapy due to supplemental services such as Paws2Care. ACH Program Director, Coraretta Smalls, had this to say about our partnerships. “A Child’s Haven is so happy that Paws2Care found our organization. This supplemental therapy service has allowed our children to practice some of the skills we are teaching them in our treatment rooms while also having fun.”
About Paws2Care: Founded 30 years ago by Sherry Anderson, Paws2Care is a volunteer led organization that strives to provide stress relief and brighten people’s lives through pet therapy. http://paws2care.net/