Workshop for Elder Care Facilities: Managing Risk in Animal-Assisted Interventions
Thursday May 18, 2017
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
This workshop will educate facilities providing care for older adults on providing enhanced, safe, and eﬀective animal-assisted intervention programs. Course instructors will present practical, proven methods of assuring the safety of both residents and visitors. Facility directors, managers, executive staﬀ, activity directors, and direct care nursing staﬀ in elder care facilities will beneﬁt from this workshop.
8:30am-9:15am: Welcome and Introductions, Definitions of Types Animal Assistance Dr. Linder and Dr. Freeman
9:20am-10:05am: Health Strategies for Risk Management, Dr. Freeman
10:20am-11:05am: Behavioral Strategies for Risk Management, Ms. Gibbs
11:10am-11:55am: Communication Strategies for Risk Management, Dr. Linder
11:55am-12:55pm: LUNCH, Panel Discussion
1:00pm: Optional Activities Including:
-Tour of Veterinary Campus
-Individualized Facility Education Sessions (additional fee required)
Dr. Lisa Freeman, DVM, PhD, DACVN: Veterinarian, Professor, Institute Director
Dr. Deborah Linder, DACVN: Veterinarian, Institute Associate Director
Ms. Debra Gibbs: Tufts Paws for People Animal-Assisted Programs Coordinator
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for assistance with registration.
Grateful acknowledgement is given to HASBRO, producer of the Joy for All companion pet series for their support of this program.