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Abstract

Soul Friends, Inc is a nonprofit established in 2003 with a mission to provide innovative
clinical and educational programs that promote the healing benefits of the human animal
bond and nature therapy for at-risk children. In the last five years, Soul Friends has
served over 5,500 children across the state. Services include the integration of nature and
an animal friend in individual and group psychotherapy for children impacted by grief,
trauma, loss and/or social-emotional challenges.

Submitter

Angel Tobey

Purdue University

Location Wallingford, CT
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Tags
  1. Animal-assisted therapies
  2. At risk
  3. Children
  4. Connecticut
  5. Dogs
  6. Emotional and behavioral disorders
  7. Grief
  8. Horses
  9. Loss adjustment
  10. nonprofit organizations
  11. Psychotherapy
  12. rabbits
  13. Socialization
  14. trauma