Speaking Engagements

Healing Paws has developed information sessions that serve to answer questions and provide individuals with more options in this growing field. 
P
lease contact Christi at cwdudzik@healingpaws.com  for more information.


An Overview of Animal Assisted Interactions (AAI) 

Each year, Healing Paws provides a limited number of speaking engagements to non-profit organizations interested in learning how working with registered therapy teams (handler-animal) improves the lives of people; and the differences between therapy animals and service animals. 

Fee: expenses only


Animal Assisted Interaction Speaking Engagements

Healing Paws will share the importance of training, and the benefits of Animal Assisted Activities/Therapy at local and national health care and/or education conferences and with international groups.

Topics:

  • Importance of training, evaluation, and renewal evaluation of both ends of the leash/lead
  • Establishing and maintaining your facility’s Therapy Team Program
  • AAA/T as a paid profession vs volunteer
  • Developing animal-assisted trainings to meet the needs of your community
  • The importance of developing and nurturing the therapy team relationship
  • Intentionality when providing therapy team visits
  • Visiting therapy teams in specific settings:
    •  Hospice
    • Bereavement
    • Mental Health
    • Rehabilitation
    • Medical facilities
    • Reading programs

Each of these talks can be 1-2 hour summaries of the topic or expanded to an experiential 4-6 hour training.

For more information, contact Christi at cwdudzik@healingpaws.com