Representing the best qualities of his breed, “Tig” absolutely loves bringing joy to people of all ages while working as a therapy animal in programs with Colorado State University’s Human-Animal Bond in Colorado – HABIC center.
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HABIC Animal Trainer and Volunteer Coordinator Kate Miller and Postdoctoral Researcher Kerri Rodriguez collaborated on a study about the short-term effects of a dog training intervention for military veterans with PTSD.
Through a new partnership with a two-year-old Golden Retriever, HABIC volunteer Michael Beck-Gifford continues to fuel a passion for working in animal-assisted therapy (AAT) settings and making a difference in the lives of children and families in Fort Collins.
When a service dog dies or retires, the loss has a huge impact on handlers who often rely on their dogs to live independently. CSU researchers explored how to support handlers prior to their loss and afterwards as they navigate the grieving process and transition to the next phase of their lives.
Following a career in nursing, Kathy McNaught and her dog Winnie began volunteering with HABIC in 2017. It was important to McNaught to continue supporting individuals and families in their local community. Their deep interest in interacting with others has led to many different experiences and impacts.
A rescue cat with a special personality and the love of his new family offers support as a therapy animal working through CSU’s Human-Animal Bond in Colorado center in Colorado communities.
Understanding human trafficking incidence data and analyzing referrals to culturally appropriate and trauma-responsive services are primary goals for researchers in CSU’s Social Work Research Center.
Social Work Distance MSW program alumna Yolanda Arredondo (MSW, ’19) presented the original research from her capstone group project to contribute to legislation that will improve the training of child custody evaluators in Colorado.
As the new director of CLOE, Associate Professor Paula Yuma aims to support skill-building within the human service workforce that will enhance the health and wellbeing of Colorado residents and communities.
Social Work alumna Selina Lujan de Albers (MSW, ’18) applies social work and equity principles to help create healthy and resilient homes for all community members.