When a child has been maltreated, disclosing to a stranger can be difficult and testifying in court can be traumatic. When trained therapy animals are incorporated into the process, children feel safe and more comfortable to speak about their experiences. This webinar will detail partnering with animal-assisted therapy teams, starting a therapy animal program, and dos and don’ts for incorporating therapy animals as greeters, in forensic interviews, medical exams, therapy, court preparation; and courtroom testimony. Legal objections and suggested responses will also be presented.
National District Attorneys Association
1400 Crystal Drive, Suite 330
Arlington, VA 22202