Deaf Therapy Dog Is Helping Kids Face Their Fears In CourtJulie E.H.
A child should never have to suffer. Sadly, just like adults, kids are victims of horrible acts. To go through that trauma is hard enough but to take the next step and face their abuser in court can be just as frightening as the trauma itself.
Now there are therapy dogs, like Karl, who are there to comfort kids and be by their side so they don’t feel alone. Karl is one of the dogs from the K9 Circuit Program that comes from a terrific organization called Companions For Courage in Orlando, Florida. He’s deaf but he doesn’t need to hear to know what to do. He has a calming presence and absolutely adores children. It wasn’t hard to train Karl to support the kids who need him most.
Studies show that when a witness is calm, they have an easier time recollecting facts that are imperative to many of the cases. The children also feel protecting knowing Karl is by their side the entire time.
Thanks to this program and dogs like Karl, children are getting the justice they deserve!