Be sure to read How this police dog helped a child sexual assault victim tell her story via the Washington Post.
From the article:
- “… an important acknowledgement by the court that the criminal justice system can continue to evolve and be innovative in accommodating children and vulnerable victims so their access to justice is enhanced.”
- Humans have increasingly turned to dogs for helping deal with trauma. Dogs have been used in therapy for veterans coping with PTSD.
- A review of 69 studies on human-animal interactions published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology found that animals could help reduce stress in humans, perhaps by boosting the hormone oxytocin.