Woof Woof Finn the Therapy Dog (Training)
The emotional well being of students significantly impacts success and achievement. We must be creative in supporting student mental and emotional health given fixed numbers of trained mental health professionals and finite student resources in the district. Training Finn to be a therapy dog is an additional avenue we can use to reduce stress, promote mental health and encourage overall student success. We routinely interact with students who are struggling with anxiety and/or other emotional challenges and I (Jason Pickett) am uniquely positioned to introduce the dog to these students.