Children with a history of trauma don't always respond well to traditional "talk therapy." For many of these children, animals can be the bridge, taking them from distress, disconnection and discouragement to a place of connection, restoration and healing. Much like art, music or dance therapy, animal-assisted therapy engages children through their senses, rather than through words. For the child who is reluctant to talk to adults, an animal can be a great listener. Written by an expert in the areas of foster care and child trauma, this booklet introduces the idea that animal-assisted therapy might be the key to unlocking a child's heart and beginning the healing journey.
- Item CodeU00150T
- PublisherFocus on the Family