Therapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school attendance

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In the wake of the schools shootings in Floridatherapy dogs have been used as a way to provide comfort and support for students returning to school. Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations. 

Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.

Period20 Mar 2018

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  • TitleTherapy dogs can help reduce student stress, anxiety and improve school attendance
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date20/03/18
    DescriptionIn the wake of the schools shootings in Florida, therapy dogs have been used as a way to provide comfort and support for students returning to school. Research has shown therapy dogs can reduce stress and provide a sense of connection in difficult situations.

    Given the impact therapy dogs can have on student well-being, schools and universities are increasingly adopting therapy dog programs as an inexpensive way of providing social and emotional support for students.
    Producer/AuthorThe Conversation
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/therapy-dogs-can-help-reduce-student-stress-anxiety-and-improve-school-attendance-93073
    PersonsLinda Gaye Henderson, Christine Jeanette Grove