The 3rd session of our Panther "Pause" Session was a special one: on December 12th, we invited Attitudes in Reverse (AIR) to our school to present about stress, and how therapy dogs can help! You may remember that we attended their Taste of Hope event on October 6th.
Mrs. Tricia Baker, founder of AIR, came and met our team after-school. About fifteen participants from our Panther "Pause" Challenge were there as well, and learned about the history of AIR. They also learned about how pets can help people be mindful.
Then, Mrs. Baker talked about her son, Kenny Baker, who lost his life to suicide as he moved through our school district. She emphasized getting help when you feel as if you need it, and to use the healthy coping strategies that we were teaching them.
Here is Attitudes in Reverse's website: http://attitudesinreverse.org/
We're grateful for our collaboration with AIR and hope to work with them in the future.