The High School Student Support Program
Roxy Therapy Dogs support teens who are struggling with anxiety, stress management, bereavement, and other issues.
Our High School Student Support Program began as a pilot program in December 2015 at the request of Central Bucks High School administrators. Already familiar with Roxy Therapy Dogs, CB West Assistant Principal, Todd Cantrell, felt that AAI (Animal Assisted Intervention) would benefit high school students who are facing certain challenges in their personal lives.
Once we began, it became immediately clear that there was a strong need for this program. A guidance counselor recently stated, “Bringing the Therapy Dogs into these group sessions has had an immediate and positive impact on the students. After just one session, the students reported feeling calmer, happier, and in a better mood to face the challenges in their day.” Currently, students at CB West participate in the High School Student Support Program.