Mental Health and Kids

Dogs and humans have been companions for centuries, but we’ve only just recently begun to understand the therapeutic properties of this timeless bond. A nurse research team at Atlantic Health System found that hospitalized children who interacted with dogs in our Soothing Paws Pet Therapy Program had a significant decrease in their anxiety levels. The study looked at 93 children from ages six to 17 in two different groups – one that received a visit from a therapy dog and a control group that did not. Read more about our findings >





Mental Health and Kids Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Unless otherwise noted, to register for any of these programs call 1-800-247-9580 Monday through Thursday between 8:30am to 8:00pm and Friday between 8:30am and 4:30pm, or sign-up online at Atlantic Health System’s classes and events registration; all programs are free unless a fee is indicated.

Parent Support Group for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Parents can receive emotional support and learn how to cope with the challenges of raising a child with autism. The group is professionally led by a licensed psychotherapist.
First Thursday of every month, 11:00am
Child Development and Autism Center
Morristown Medical Center Outpatient Medicine, Suite 250
435 South Street, Morristown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 973-971-8906.

 
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