Considering the Importance of the Human-Animal Bond for Children with Trauma: Stories of Hope
TRAINER: Kate Nicoll, LCSW
DATE OF TRAINING: Friday, March 22, 2012
LENGTH OF TRAINING: Half day (4.5 hours)
TIME: 8:30 until 1:00 p.m.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Many of our earliest childhood memories incorporate the animals in our lives. For children living with the impact of trauma, animals can often be a source of comfort (Barker, 1985) or a target of abuse. Children's connections to animals are a complex, multifaceted bond that requires an understanding of the following: human-animal behavior, brain-based approaches to trauma, behavioral approaches, narrative theory and the importance of play in bringing about healing. This presentation will explore a model of understanding the impact of the human-animal bond on attachment, affirmation, affect regulation and attunement in both animal assisted interventions and in day to day human-animal interactions in the lives of children ( Nicoll, 2006). Stories of animal abuse and the importance of cross-reporting will be discussed. In addition interactions with a therapy animal will be a part of the presentation to demonstrate the critical importance of body-awareness and play.
TRAINING PROVIDED BY: Soul Friends: Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Connecticut
NOTE: TRAINING IS LOCATED IN THE COURT MONITOR'S OFFICE ON THE CORNER OF ROUTES 68 and 150, Ground Floor - Separate entrance.
Location: 300 Church St, Suite 105, Wallingford, CT 06492
This event is 21 miles from you (06106).
8:30 AM - 1 PM