AIR’s Dog Days of Summer: Debbie Linthorst and Toby

Debbie Linthorst’s introduction to Attitudes in Reverse was during an event at Timberlane Middle School, where AIR Co-Founder Tricia Baker gave a presentation with therapy dogs. “I was really blown away by what AIR does and the support they provide to kids mentally,” said Linthorst, President of the Hopewell Valley Regional Board of Education. So…

AIR’s Dog Days of Summer: Chris Turnbull and Brody

Chris Turnbull, Principal of Bear Tavern Elementary School, first learned of Attitudes in Reverse and its therapy dogs a few years ago from a staff member. The school then invited AIR to participate in its Wellness Day. AIR Dogs have been visiting the school for special programs ever since. “Tricia would walk down the hallway with…

Pride Month Series: AIR Features Role Model Jessica Verpeut

The Trevor Project shares these disturbingstatistics about suicide risk among youth, especially those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community: Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24. LGB youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. LGB youth…

AIR Dog’s School Therapy Dog Program Partners with Hopewell Valley School District

The AIR Dog’s School Therapy Dog program partnered with Hopewell Valley School District last year to train and certify staff dogs. Six therapy dogs teams were certified this summer and they will be working in the district this year – one dog for each school. Watch this video interview with HVRSD Superintentendent Dr. Thomas Smith.…