River Rouge School District Creates School-Based Animal-Assisted Intervention Program
August 5, 2021
The River Rouge School District continues to introduce innovative and more effective
ways to support the mental health and overall well-being of our students. We have
spent the past several years working on the development of animal-assisted
interventions and that work led us to the development of therapy dog teams to help
our students cope with increased stress levels, anxiety, depression, and other issues
that have only been heightened because of the COVID crisis.
Mrs. Shakesha Alexander, VSW (Veterinary Social Worker) and MSSW has
graciously accepted the charge to lead this ground...