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Bark and Heal: Building Relationships & Building Skills

February 14, 2020

Alexander Youth Network welcomes the latest Bark and Heal class to our Charlotte Psychiatric Residential Program. Bark and Heal is one of the many therapeutic programs at Alexander Youth Network. The canine skills training programs offers the children at Alexander the opportunity to develop individual relationships with the dog they are paired within the program. […]

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Meet The Newest Additions At Beacon Hall – Animals At Alexander

October 18, 2019

Bark and Heal Continues to Help Heal at Beacon Hall Day Treatment. In January of 2019, Alexander Youth Network piloted Bark and Heal as a therapeutic program to supplement treatment in the Psychiatric Residential program. This program was designed to provide the children with an opportunity to learn compassion, self-direction in activities, and patience along […]

Healing Children While Helping Dogs

January 30, 2019

How Alexander’s Bark and Heal program is innovating pet therapy to heal children affected by trauma “The youth, in general, have had a natural instinct to want to care for the dogs. They have experienced an empathic response, unlike that with their peers.” – Lori Douglas, Program Director of the Bark and Heal program at […]

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