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Therapy Dogs in Schools: Boosting Moods and Attendance

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest CEO and founder of Birthify Dawn Thompson discuss the emotional benefits of having dogs in educational settings.

Dogs Help Kids Cope

Therapy dogs provide a calming presence for students struggling with anxiety or difficult emotions, promoting a sense of well-being.

Dogs Boost Belonging

Therapy dogs help students feel connected and loved, improving attendance and overall school experience.

Dogs Benefit Everyone

As Dawn shares, even having a dog at home can significantly improve the quality of life for a child with special needs.

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