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HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide comfort and support to people affected by disasters. Scientific evidence has shown animals are a positive factor in helping people cope with traumatic events. HOPE AACR teams are educated to be effective and professional while working in stressful, unpredictable environments.

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Megan Kendall

Purdue University

Location Eugene, OR
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  1. Acute traumatic stress disorders
  2. Animal-assisted activities
  3. Animal-assisted therapies
  4. Animal roles
  5. Crisis response
  6. Disaster
  7. Dogs
  8. Incidence
  9. Mammals
  10. Pets and companion animals
  11. psychological well-being