Bernie - 4 months old

Bernie - spring 2016

RESOURCES

 

**PLEASE NOTE: Bernie's Buddies is not intended to replace conventional therapy. If a child or young adult requires immediate/emergency assistance please call 911 or contact the Distress Centre or Kids' Help Phone

Children's Grief

Children's Grief Awareness Day 

The Dougy Center - The National Center for Grieving Children and Families

Dr. Alan Wolfelt - The Center for Loss and Life Transition

 

 

 

Human-Animal Bond

Just a few of thousands of links to research and application demonstrating the power of the human-animal bond:

AVMA

Pet Partners

The Effect of a Therapy Dog on the Effectiveness of a Child Life Intervention with Adolescents Experiencing Grief and Loss - Jenna Teso

 

 

 

Other Amazing Sources of Support

Calgary Kids Yoga - where Calgary's groovy kids love to move!

Community Therapy Dogs Society - Bernie and Angela were proud to volunteer with CTDS in the Listening Tails, Visiting Tails, and Caring Tails programs. Brisk continues our involvement with CTDS in alll three amazing programs.

Foothills Animal Hospital - these compassionate animal lovers know pets are family.

Muttley Crue - need a new doggy 'do? Get awesome pampering with the award-winning Crue.

The Lioness Project - helps girls become more resilient in their everyday lives through a combination of yoga, mindfulness, impactful discussions and self-reflection activities to help girls learn about resilience and to gain tools to help them overcome challenges.

Strong Daughters - a peer support group for young adult women grieving the loss of a parent. It supports women ages 18-35 in their grief journey. The group is not professionally led and all participants acknowledge group guidelines before the monthly meeting begins. The group welcomes participants from all faith backgrounds.

 

 

 

 

Call us: 403-467-7923

Email us: berniesbuddiescalgary@gmail.com

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Registered charity number: 80458 0173 RR0001

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