PSEA Learning Lessons Video: Therapy dog program at Hilltop Academy

Harry was one of the first therapy dogs to be placed in a classroom at the Cedar Run emotional support facility in Cumberland County. 

There he met a female high school student with school phobia. Just getting her into the building and settled in her classroom was a success in and of itself. The girl had written in a class journal of her plans to commit suicide. But when Harry put his head in her lap, she said it made her feel better. The dog sensed the student was struggling before her teacher knew.

Watch the program in action, and read more about it in the January issue of Voice magazine.



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