Join Christine Hassing, Angela Moe, and Sunny the Therapy Dog to learn more about the extraordinary possibility of canine assistance through trauma, victimization, grieving, and/or anxiety. Tickets available here.
This event will include an opportunty for each participant to engage with Sunny the Theray Dog and learn more about the positive impact he has had on many lives. It will also include a brief presentation on some of our booksellers most-loved works of fiction and nonfiction (for all ages) inspired by this topic.
CHRISTINE HASSING is a passionate Therapy Dog advocate. Her volunteerism as hospital and school board trustee, as well as life story writer for a local hospice, were the catalysts to her obtaining an MA in Organizational Leadership (with a concentration in Servant-Leadersh) from Gonzaga University. Author of To the Moon and Back to Me: What I Learned from Four Running Feet and a weekly blog: Hope’s Spiral Staircase, Christine inspires readers to see that life’s every moment has purpose and beauty.
ANGELA MOE is a sociology professor at Western Michigan University, specializing in interpersonal victimization, trauma, and holistic health. She has a BA and MS in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin system and a PhD in Justice Studies from Arizona State University, along with certifications in Animal Assisted Therapy (Oakland University), Holistic Health (WMU), and Critical Incident Stress Management [CISM] (Michigan Crisis Response Association).
SUNNY is a registered therapy animal through Pet Partners. Along with handler, Dr. Angie Moe, he visits people in settings throughout the Midwest (USA).