Animals In Schools

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: Animal-Assisted Services is an emerging field that is gaining popularity because of the recognised beneficial effect animals can have on children’s health, well-being, and motivation. School can be stressful for some students, especially those with disabilities and learning difficulties. Involving animals in the learning setting can result in a reduction in stress and anxiety for students. Animal Therapies Ltd (ATL) has developed “Dogs In Schools” Guidelines to be used in conjunction with the Animal Therapies Ltd ATL Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. When: Oct 14, 2022 12:00 PM Brisbane Register in advance for this meeting: This event is supported by the QLD Government Mental Health Initiative grant.

Start Date: 14th October, 2022

End Date: 14th October, 2022

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:00 pm

2023 Animal-Assisted Services Sector Conference

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: The 2023 Animal-Assisted Services "In Person" Conference is being held on the 16 and 17 February 2023 at Brisbane Airport Conference Centre. A National event showcasing Australia’s Animal-Assisted Services Sector, a rapidly growing health support industry that is meeting the many mental and physical health needs of our communities. We are offering both *virtual and in person access to the conference. Our theme for the 2023 conference is "Bridging Animal-Assisted Practice with Research". We use the Whova event application that pivots from in-person to virtual events, providing a suite of interactive tools. This allows the subscriber to tailor their own rich learning experience and networking opportunities. Delegates will have full access to recorded sessions on demand for 6-months.

Start Date: 16th February, 2023

End Date: 17th February, 2023

Start Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 05:00 pm

Demystifying animal-assisted therapy in the mental health sector

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: This session is supported by the 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program and is designed to provide participants with an understanding of animal-assisted therapy within allied health for practitioners working with clients with a mental health condition. It will provide an overview of the current research in this space, as well as provide examples of how animal-assisted therapy might be incorporated into traditional therapy modalities to support therapy engagement and motivation. Jess Hill will be our facilitator and is a paediatric occupational therapist and a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Start Date: 10th October, 2022

End Date: 10th October, 2022

Start Time: 08:00 am

End Time: 09:00 am

Assistance Animals Rights and Responsibilities

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: This session is supported by the 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program. This session is for anyone wanting to understand more about the rights and responsibilities of assistance animal handlers when accessing public places. Conflict arises when businesses and venues, do not understand the legal rights of assistance animal handlers to access all places the general public may access. This session will not be recorded to allow for open discussion. The session will be facilitated by Lisa Robinson. Lisa's career history includes paramedic; manager, educator & clinical practitioner – Australia & New Zealand. Australian Airforce Reserve Officer, Community Liaison officer role following the Christchurch Earthquakes of 2010-11.

Start Date: 11th October, 2022

End Date: 11th October, 2022

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:30 pm

Animal-Assisted Services - What are they?

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: This session is supported by the 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program and is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the animal-assisted services sector and how it supports the mental health of some of the most vulnerable Australians. The session will be facilitated by Wendy Coombe, Founder of Animal Therapies Ltd. Helping individuals succeed and businesses to grow has always been Wendy's passion. She has worked with a diverse range of businesses, charities and not for profits. Including running a Young Entrepreneur and Women in Business Mentoring Program and Home Based Business Support Program. ​ In November 2014 her life changed. Prior to the events of that day, she held many senior positions across a number of industries.

Start Date: 12th October, 2022

End Date: 12th October, 2022

Start Time: 12:00 pm

End Time: 01:30 pm

Animal-Assisted Therapy and Trauma

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Type of Event: Online Event

Event Overview: This session is supported by the 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Community Events Grant Program and is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the current research in the incorporation of animal-assisted therapy when working with individuals who have experienced trauma, as well as ways to incorporate animal-assisted therapy into practice in a way that is trauma informed. Suited to Health and education professionals interested in understanding the current research and practices of animal-assisted therapy when working with individuals who have experience trauma. Jess Hill will be our facilitator and is a paediatric occupational therapist and a Lecturer in Occupational Therapy at the University of Queensland (UQ).

Start Date: 13th October, 2022

End Date: 13th October, 2022

Start Time: 09:00 am

End Time: 10:00 am

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