COMPASSION EDUCATION   AND VIOLENCE PREVENTION

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  • Evidence Based

  • Proven Effective

  • Published in Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice, Vol. 6, Number 1 January 2008, a Peer Reviewed Journal.

  • Listed in NREPP, Federal Government's Registry of Proven Effective Programs.

  • Winner of Governor Dick and Tunky Riley's "WhatWorksSC" award for programs making the most impact for student improvement in 2016.

  • Recipient of the Secretary of State's Angel Award, awarded to programs with the most effective and efficient use of funds.

  • Unprecedented statistics for improved behaviors and acedmic outcomes including: 62% decrease in aggression, 55% decrease in out of school suspensions among students receiving Healing Species.

WE TAKE DOGS NO ONE ELSE WILL AND REHABILITATE THEM. WHILE SOME GET ADOPTED, OTHERS BECOME CLASSROOM AMBASSADORS.
  • The dogs immediately captivate the students' attention and imagination.

  • They are living examples proving that your past does not define you.

  • They teach our students that no matter what they have been through, they have valuable gifts to contribute and are so very loved.

  • They teach that love can overcome life's challenges, not violence or hate.

  • They teach "hands on" lessons demonstrating the value of a gentle voice, a gentle touch, and finesse over aggression to get results from others.

  • Each lesson teaches principles of self reliance and "bootstrap" goals of overcoming one's environment.

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This program intercepts the mentality of crime, victimization, frustration, anger, and sense of isolation found in many childhood lives today. These are the attitudes that so often cause disruptive behavior and lack of concentration in the classroom. Our program intercepts old negative ways of relating and delivers to students a new way of experiencing the world around them. We provide tools the students can use in daily situations that might ordinarily trigger anger and challenge their self-esteem, self-worth, responsibility, ambition, hope, and ability to concentrate.