The Positive Effects of Interacting With Animals For Children Who Have Suffered Trauma

As a parent who adopted older children, as well as the Director of the AdoptionWorks program, I have always seen tremendous benefit in giving children the opportunity to grow up either with pets in their home, or with a lot of exposure to animals in other ways.  Most children who are adopted at an older age have experienced much trauma, grief and loss, and they can gain so much from having the opportunity to interact with and nurture an animal.

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