Canines, Companions and Clinics
Bailey a brunette, and Poppy, a platinum blond are the best of friends. They live together, work together and even carpool together in the mornings. They also help children and families together, Bailey Jackson, LMHC, as the assistant director of Florida’s only FASD Clinic, and Poppy as a Canine Companion for Independence Facility Dog.
The episode explains how canines, companions, and clinics can be beneficial to individuals living with FASD. Bailey explains how the clinic functions. When evaluating clients, experts at The Florida Center use a comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluation process developed by the University of Washington FAS Diagnostic and Prevention Network. The process is an all-day event, as each FASD team member individually evaluates the client. After a thorough evaluation, the team convenes and presents their individual findings.
Poppy provides a calming presence during the long day and clients in the clinic find her sniffing, licking, and snoring to be a welcomed interruption to what can seem like a monotonous process.
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- To learn more about our furry friends visit Canine Companions for Independence or FASD Furfighters.
- To learn more about our FASD-related trainings, visit www.FloridaCenterTraining.org
- To learn more about our FASD Diagnostic Clinic, visit www.TheFloridaCenter.org.
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