We have been working hard writing curriculum, creating learning plans, having discussions with Youth Service Co-coordinators, designing worksheets, meeting with Headspace Reps and training new tutors and we can finally let you know...
We are excited to announce that Canine Comprehension will be working with ten new schools in the Whittlesea area throughout semester two, supporting students who tend to worry about learning and school in general. A Canine Comprehension tutor and a well trained AAT dog will work with groups of 6-8 students to offer one hour sessions each week over the term.
This 8 week program will support students by:
further support their young people with managing their worries.
Our dogs love working with young people to help them discuss issues and practice their new techniques. There is lots of evidence to show that for many people stress and anxiety are quickly lessened whilst patting or in the presence of a dog. The dogs are also useful tools to help students develop interpersonal and social skills, are used as social lubricants and can often be used as a metaphor for self.
We are looking forward showing you how the program is going, introducing you to our new and awesome tutor and her super friendly AAT dog and reporting on how Canine Comprehension is growing and helping more and more kids across Melbourne.
Thank you always for your interest and support.
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