We were proud to present exceptional speakers on a variety of AAI topics. Many of those speakers have offered to make a PDF of their presentations available which are linked below. More may follow in the next few days.
The Pet Partners Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) program was also announced at the close of the conference. To learn more about how therapy animal teams can provide emotional comfort and support to people affected by the impacts of crisis events, please visit our AACR page.
Brandon Fuller, Promoting Therapy Animal Standards in Your State
Cynthia Chandler, The Science of Significant Human-Animal Relational Moments
Gina Fisher, Animal Assisted Interventions: Motivate and Advocate
Leslie Stewart, Animal Assisted Crisis Response
Lisa Zeiner, Being the Best for Your Pet
MaryJo Gilmer, Sit.Stay.Heal.
Megan Mueller, Human-Animal Interaction and Positive Youth Development
Michael Cyrino & Det. Shawn Degan, Paw-sibility: Innovation in Law Enforcement Crisis Service Delivery
Nancy Gee, Do Animal Make Us Smarter?
Peter Canning & Jesse Haas, Volunteer Leadership: Becoming a Pet Partners Team Evaluator
Randy Barker, Enhancing Our Active Listening & Empathy Skills
Sandy Barker, Animal-Assisted Interventions in Hospitals
Taylor Chastain, Standards Represented in AAI Research
Traci Pryor, National Signature Events
Traci Pryor, Pet Partners Community Expansion
Panel Discussion: Global Perspectives in AAI