How this police dog helped a child sexual assault victim tell her story

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.
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