In Arizona, Cenpatico’s School Programs have developed a partnership with Gabriel’s Angels to provide pet therapy services for eligible students who are enrolled at our Chandler and Gilbert Campuses. A cold nose is sometimes all it takes to turn a day around; the Pet Therapy Team focuses on critical developmental and social concepts such as responsibility, empathy, compassion, caretaking, and animal safety.
Gabriel’s Angels is one of the only organizations in Arizona which delivers healing pet therapy to abused, neglected, and at-risk children. The short-term goal of Pet Therapy is to instill in children an overall emotional sense of well-being, safety, and happiness. The long- term outcome is to help children learn core social skills, which may prevent them from continuing the cycle of violence as adults. To learn more about Gabriel’s Angels, please visit their website at: http://www.gabrielsangels.org/.