Our Mission is to deliver healing pet therapy to at-risk children, nurturing their emotional development and enhancing the quality of their lives forever.
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Registered Therapy Teams, made up of an individual and his/her
companion pet, engage children to develop and improve healthy core
behaviors that are critical to normal development.
There are 7 Core Behaviors that Gabriel's Angels focuses on with the children they see at our partnering agencies.
Featured Core Behavior
Attachment is a lasting, emotional bond between two people. Our first attachment begins in infancy with a parent or other primary caregiver. These early interactions have a lasting impact on our lives--from the way our brains develop to facilitating patterns for how we will establish and maintain relationships throughout our lives.
The ability to trust is a pivotal component of healthy attachment and subsequent healthy emotional development. Infants develop a sense of trust or mistrust as a result of interactions with their primary caregiver. When the primary caregiver is able to respond to a child's needs in a predictable and nurturing manner, a trusting bond and healthy attachment patterns begin to develop. Failure to develop this sense of security may lead children to believe the world is a fearful, inconsistent and unpredictable place.
Trusting and secure children are more likely to be independent, to establish healthy relationships and friendships, to feel secure in going out and exploring the world, and to feel more confident facing the challenges of growing up. Children that experience negative interactions with their primary caregiver may have difficulty achieving independence, may feel less confident than their peers, and may face challenges developing positive relationships.
Gabriel's Angels' Therapy Teams provide a nurturing environment with opportunities for children to interact with a gentle, non-judgmental animal where they can begin to develop a sense of safety and trust.
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