from Haley's Publishing
ISBN 978-0-9897667-2-2 paperback • ISBN 9788-0-9897667-39 hard cover • ISBN 978-1-884540-95-0 eBook
NEADS service dogs for veterans with PTSD
This book was written to support the NEADS' Trauma Assistance Dog Program through
promoting understanding of animal assisted therapy.
A significant portion of each purchase goes to NEADS, Canines for Combat Veterans.
NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services, also known as Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans) of Princeton, Massachusetts, a non-profit organization established in 1976, places specially trained service dogs to provide freedom, physical autonomy, and relief from social isolation to their human partners. In 2006, NEADS pioneered a program, Canines for Combat Veterans, geared to place dogs with veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. In 2009, the Trauma Assistance Dog (TAD) Program developed as part of Canines for Combat Veterans to place trained service dogs with veterans suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress. Encouraging results show that dogs help veterans with PTSD to cope with their symptoms.
by Carole Williams from Only Daddy's Dog.
About Only Daddy's Dog
Daddy comes home from war with post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD). His service dog is trained by the Canines for Combat Veterans program of NEADS to be dedicated to Daddy, and Daddy’s dog is not meant to be a child’s pet. Psychiatric Social Worker Cynthia Crosson, Ed.D, and Carole Williams, illustrator, provide a clear, gentle explanation about why this is Only Daddy’s Dog.