Mini Conference -
Therapy Animals in Schools: Addressing the Most Common Questions with Field Leaders 


February 29th, 6-8:30 pm Eastern/3-5:30 pm Pacific (recording available after event) 


free to AAAIP members/$29 to public 


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This virtual event will address the most common questions encountered by professionals building therapy and/or facility animal programming in educational settings. Topics include establishing a program proposal, utilizing program documentation such as permission slips and participant screening forms, evaluating therapy animals, designing interventions, and navigating issues related to liability insurance.


  • Developing a Program Proposal
    • Presented by Dr. Daniel Dooley
  • Program Documentation: Permission Slips, Screening Forms, and Student/Staff Surveys
    • Presented by Lori Johnson
  • Foundational Knowledge in Preparing for AAI
    • Presented by Dr. Taylor Chastain Griffin
  • Taking the First Steps Towards Partnering with Animals
    • Presented by Jen VonLintel
  • Understanding Liability Insurance
    • Presented by Mary Margaret Callahan
  • Program Success Story
    • Presented by Dr. Barbara Vokatis

C-AAIS Credit Hours
The conference will provide 2.5 C-AAIS credit hours.