Human-animal Interaction Conference (hai2015) am 24. & 25.05.2015

Human-animal interaction continues to mature as a discipline and a field.
An increasing number of experienced professionals and organizations in diverse settings are incorporating animals and are gaining valuable experience with this work. The concepts of One Health, evidence-based practice as it relates to human-animal interaction, Green Care and the demands of animal welfare, inform and challenge the various methods and approaches used by social workers, educators, other therapists and animal professionals seeking to enhance human quality of life through interaction with animals.

Join us for a comprehensive two-day conference dedicated to enhancing and supporting the development of resilience in children who have experienced a broad range of trauma due to diverse life circumstances via experiential learning and human-animal interactions.

Additional speakers include: Erica Elvove • Tracie Faa-Thompson, MA, AASW, PGdipNDPT, • Yoni Yehuda PhD, MEd • Michael Kaufmann • Miyako Kinoshita • Samuel Rosss Jr., PhD • Phil Tedeschi MSSW, LCSW •
Risë Vanfleet PhD, RPT-S, CDBC • Roswitha Zink, Mag.

Explore topics that impact your work
Together with speakers and attendees representing leading programs from around the world, we will discuss animal-based programming as a component to building resilience in children, focus on welfare of animals in human-animal interaction settings, celebrate information exchange among colleagues, and shape a shared standard of excellence as a goal for all practitioners.

Secure your place at hai2015
hai2015 is your opportunity to not only gain insights to best practices and access to topnotch faculty, you’re provided ample time to connect with colleagues, share ideas and benefit from both lectures and hands-on learning with animals on the Green Chimneys Farm.
Save $50 on registration: sign up up before January 16, 2015!

Place of event: Green Chimneys • Brewster, NY