It was through forming a relationship with her first rescue dog, Marley, that Sarah was introduced to the healing effects of the human-animal bond. While he's no longer on this plane with us, Marley's legacy lives on through this 12 week trauma and grief recovery program for individuals or groups of youths (6-11) and/or teens (12-16). The program can also be completed individually for those over 6, or with families.
Each week pairs the systematic progression and structure of TF-CBT with components of pet interaction and animal-assisted therapy in order to create a more profound and lasting impact for those struggling with loss or in overcoming terrible life events.
Those who complete the series find they are equipped with new behavioral and thought patterns to overcome difficulties and a restored sense of hope.