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Animal Assisted Therapy for Children

Oct. 3, 2011—The University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work (GSSW) will host Dr. Aubrey Fine, author of the Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy. He will present "The Therapeutic Role that Animals Play in the Lives of Children." Families are welcome to attend together.

The event will be held on Sat., Oct. 15, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., in the Boettcher Foundation Community Room of Craig Hall, 2148 South High St., on the DU campus. Beverages, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and a book-signing are included.

Fine is a parent/child relations expert who specializes in treating children with ADHD, learning disabilities and developmental disorders. This family-friendly event also includes the opportunity for children to meet trained service dogs, complete an art project and hear author Jon Marie Broz read her book, Bosco, the Dog who was (Once) Afraid of the Dark.

Tickets are $20 (free for children under 12), with proceeds benefitting GSSW's Institute for Human-Animal Connection. To register online, visit www.du.edu/socialwork and click on "Upcoming Events," or call David Rossi at (303) 871-3464.