Scott Brettell and the AIR Dogs and Hopewell Valley School Therapy Program

This is a special series highlighting a new partnership with the Hopwell Valley Regional School District and the AIR Dog’s School Therapy Dog program with the goal of teaching and certifying HVRSD staff dogs to become certified AIR Therapy Dogs. AIR offers a full comprehensive program that not only teaches and certifies each individual handler/dog,…

Nicole Gianfredi and the AIR Dogs and Hopewell Valley School Therapy Program

This is a special series highlighting a new partnership with the Hopwell Valley School District and each recently certified AIR Therapy Dog team from the district. To learn more about this initiative, please read here. Nicole Gianfredi was very excited about the new program to train dogs owned by Hopewell Valley staff, but wasn’t certain…

AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds Partners with Hopewell Valley Regional School District to Create a School Therapy Dog Program

Therapy dogs have been assisting people for more than 50 years, but it has been only the past 10 years that their support has expanded from visiting nursing homes and hospitals. The AIR Dogs: Paws for Minds program has helped expand the support of therapy dogs to mental wellness and suicide prevention programs in schools,…

Continuing its Pride Month Series, AIR Features Role Model Jessica Verpeut

The Trevor Project shares these disturbing statistics about suicide risk among youth, especially those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community, on its website (www.thetrevorproject.org): * “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…