Children and teens can be more responsive to their peers than to adults.
Sometimes groups are the best places for your child’s personal and social growth. Our animal-assisted therapeutic groups offer the opportunity for your child’s personal and pro-social learning through direct interactions with their peers and the animals. The therapist, co-facilitator, and animal co-therapists create a safe and playful space for experiential learning to take place.
Your child can learn to master these skills in our peer groups:
Healthy Boundary Setting
- Problem-Solving Skills
- Social Skills
- Team Work
- Leadership Skills
Pawsitive Canine Group
This group is designed to assist your teenager in exploring their relationships, increasing their emotional awareness and empathy, working as part of a team, and finding their unique voice and identity. Through experiential canine-assisted activities your teen will have the experience of embodying these important life skills. Offered Fall 2018.
Lessons From Horses: A Summer Camp for Girls
This experiential and collaborative therapeutic equine summer camp focuses on developing your daughter’s life skills including:
- Integrating mind-body awareness
- Setting healthy boundaries
- Improving communication
- Developing authentic connection to self, horses, and friends
- Increasing self-esteem
Equine Social-Emotional Skill Building Group
The Wish Fulfilling Tree partners with TLC Child & Family Services to offer an equine social-emotional skill building group three times a year. Working within this 10-week group, teens interactively learn and practice social-emotional skills including assertive communication, healthy boundary setting, emotional regulation, problem-solving skills, and mindfulness. Group participants often naturally experience an increase in empathy, respect, and self-esteem through the process.
Questions About Joining a Group / Camp?
We're happy to answer all of your questions! Please contact us to discuss signing up.