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Horses Heal Too

animal therapy, volunteers, horses

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Horses Heal Too

Horses Heal Too - Two Different Paths to Healing

Rescued horses in two very different programs help troubled youth learn respect, responsibiility, empathy and compassion. Both Programs benefit children and horses in need of a second chance.

Zuma's Rescue Ranch - A well-established program in Denver, Colorado, where rescued horses are paired with at-risk youth in a mutually therapeutic programs.

Reaching Hands Ranch - A grass-roots program in northwest Wyoming, where youth assist in the rehabilitation and adoption of horses after school and on weekends.

View a clip of this film on YouTube

 

(All ages; 24 minutes. Social Studies, Science, Undergraduates and above, Professionals, Occupational Therapy, Juvenile Justice, Criminology, Corrections)

 

$95.00

HelpMeHelpYou Package


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HelpMeHelpYou Package

SPECIAL PACKAGE OFFER  $75 for all four HelpMeHelpYou films to date ($95 if purchased separately) Special ENDS APRIL 30, 2016

Each of the films in this series describes an individual animal-assisted program and features children who have found help and hope. Each program is unique, but all are inspirational reminders of the healing power of the human-animal bond.

Viewers will gain insight into starting, building, and maintaining effective programs in which both children and animals benefit.

Faith and Hope on a Farm  - Telly Award winner film

Green Chimneys, Blue Skies - Telly Award winner film

BARC if you need help

Horses Heal Too

$25.00

Green Chimneys, Blue Skies

farm, children, respect, therapy

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Green Chimneys, Blue Skies

Green Chimneys, Blue Skies  At Green Chimneys School in Brewster, New York, animals have been helping kids succeed academically, socially, and emotionally for more than 65 years. In turn, kids have been helping rescued animals. How and why do they do it?

This film is part of the HelpMeHelpYou series of films where animals and children can care for each other, and through their interaction help each other. It is also a comprehensive and detailed look at Green Chimneys' philosophy and methods. It is also a reminder of the power of the human-animal bond and sure to leave you moved and inspired.

 

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$20.00

BARC if you need help


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BARC if you need help

Project BARC, Building Adolescent Responsibility and Compassion

Project BARC is a collaboration  between the Humane Society of West Michigan and the Kent County Juvenile Detention Center. Its purpose is two-fold: to build responsibility, compassion, and self-confidence among the teens in the detention center and to increase dog adoptions.

You'll see some of the lives (both human and canine) that Project BARC has transformed in this inspiring film with a very happy ending: the BARC Graduation Ceremony and the joyful results of everyone's hard work.

The HelpMeHelpYou series describes animal-assisted programs around the country in which both animals and children benefit from their interactions. See also Faith and Hope on a Farm and Green Chimneys, Blue Skies.

See a clip now of this film
 

$25.00

Faith and Hope on a Farm

therapy, compassion, farm

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Faith and  Hope on a Farm

Faith and Hope on a Farm is an inspiring reminder of why we teach compassion, empathy, and respect to help break the cycle of abuse. This film is part of the HelpMeHelpYou series of films where animals and children can care for each other, and through their interaction help each other.

The film highlights Forget Me Not Farm in Santa Rosa, California, where at-risk children and animals bond and heal to break the cycle of abuse. Children learn gentle touch and respect for both other humans and animals through animal-assisted and horticultural activities at this safe haven.

 

The film features Faith, a formerly-abused child who was adopted by wonderful parents. You'll see her blossom at Forget Me Not Farm and you'll be reminded that where there's life, there's hope.

 

(All ages; 15 minutes. Social Studies, Science)


Latham(2012) Faith and Hope on a Farm clip on YouTube  Available in DVD

$20.00

Best Dog Ever

Dog training with love and compassion.

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Best Dog Ever

A teenager adopts her first dog and wants to learn how to become a responsible pet owner.
Our host Marisela employs both charm and humor to describe what she learned in order to have a happy life with her new dog Roxie.
She explores topics such as behavior and training including clicker training, nutrition, exercise, licensing, vaccinations, the importance of spaying and neutering, and socialization. Discussions with a Veterinarian and an Animal Behaviorist set Marisela and Roxie on the right path.
Available in DVD only. The DVD contains both the English and Spanish versions.
English version 8:23 minutes
Spanish version 10:37 minutes
Latham(2012) Best Dog Ever clip on YouTube

$29.75

Breaking the Cycles of Violence

A video and training Manual (Set)

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Breaking the Cycles of Violence

When animals are abused, people are at risk; when people are abused, animals are at risk. This video, which is accompanied by a 64-page cross training manual, helps child protection, human service, domestic violence, and animal welfare professionals identify, report, investigate, and treat interrelated forms of family violence. The video is a sensitive portrayal featuring a cross-disciplinary team of experts. It promotes community awareness about the connections between family violence and animal abuse. The video and manual are designed to train agency personnel, cross-train other agencies, sensitize community groups, and build coalitions. (26 minutes; Mature teens through adult; psychology, corrections) AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal) OR DVD(ntsc)  See a clip of Breaking the Cycles on Youtube

Quantity discounts of the training manual are available.

$25.00

Reaching Out, The Spay/Neuter Challenge

The Spay Neuter Challenge

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Reaching Out, The Spay/Neuter Challenge

Using examples on the Crow and Northern Cheyenne Indian Nations and the Montana Spay Neuter Task Force, this film demonstrates successful strategies for overcoming resistance and communicating the benefits of spaying and neutering domestic animals. It's a slice of life that you might otherwise not see, and it respectfully illustrates what works. 21 minutes. Principal photography by Dezsoe "Steve" Nagy, use of "The Music of the Grand Canyon" donated by Nicholas Gunn. www.nicholasgunn.com. AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal) OR DVD(ntsc) - Note your choice on the order form notes area. Reaching Out on YouTube

$35.00

Dog Defense, Avoiding On-the-job Dog Bites

This DVD, which features mail carriers and meter readers in real-world situations, is designed for anyone whose job includes regular or occasional home visits.

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Dog Defense, Avoiding On-the-job Dog Bites

This DVD, which features mail carriers and meter readers in real-world situations, is designed for anyone whose job includes regular or occasional home visits. "Dog Defense" emphasizes  techniques for avoiding bites but it also shows how to best protect oneself if an attack is inevitable. It is based on the most current advice from dog bite prevention experts and animal behaviorists. The DVD package includes a reproducible handout of training tips and resources.

AVAILABLE IN DVD
Dog Defense on YouTube (2006)

$10.00

Brother Buzz, The Evolution of a Kind Bee

Limited Edition video

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Brother Buzz,  The Evolution of a Kind Bee

Brother Buzz has been the spokesperson for The Latham Foundation for over 80 years. With great charm and several manifestations, he has helped us spread our message of kindness to all. Brother Buzz began as a character in our children's stories in the late 1930's, had his own radio program a decade later, and in 1952 became a TV star as a marionette operated by Ralph Chesse. The Wonderful World of Brother Buzz was on the air until 1969. This limited edition DVD gives you a a bit of our history to enjoy the story telling of days gone by. DVD ONLY(ntsc) See a clip on YouTube

$15.00

Phenomenon of the Human/Companion Animal Bond

An overview of the HCAB benefits

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Phenomenon of the Human/Companion Animal Bond

 Latham Classic Series - The emerging phenomenon of the HCAB is shown with highlights from the Latham films, "Just a Little Hope," "Ability, Not Disability," and "Hi Ya, Beautiful." This is one of the only videos of its kind exploring the many beneficial aspects of the human-companion animal bond. (26 minutes) (8th Grade through adult; social studies, psychology, medicine) AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal) OR DVD(ntsc)

$15.00

Jenni's Journal

Video essay of a therapy animal

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Jenni's Journal

Jenni Dunn was a therapy dog who lived for others. From her first days of training, testing, and qualifying as a therapy dog, through the day she was part of a woman's miraculous recovery from a coma, Jenni brought joy, hope, and love to countless hospital patients. She chronicled her adventures in a diary, which has been excerpted in past issues of the Latham Letter. AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal) OR DVD(ntsc)

$15.00

Hi Ya, Beautiful

HCAB: Pets in Prison

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Latham Classic Series - Since 1975, selected patients at Oakwood Forensic Center (formerly Lima State Hospital for the Criminally Insane) in Ohio have been given small animals to care for, talk to, and love. Those patients who proved willing to take responsibility for pets candidly discuss the effects of this successful program which, at minimal cost, promotes convalescence and rehabilitation, combats loneliness and boredom, and fosters compassion, cooperation, and companionship. (Suitable for 8th Grade through adult; social studies, psychology, corrections)AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal)

$15.00

Police Horses

Science and Nature - Horses

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Latham Classic Series - This video shows the selection and training of horses for mounted police work and includes examples of horse and rider teams in traffic control and security patrol. (8th grade through adult; social studies)AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal)

$15.00

Ability, Not Disability

HCAB: Therapeutic Horseback Riding

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Ability, Not Disability

Latham Classic Series - This moving documentary visits the Cheff Center for the Handicapped near Battle Creek, Michigan where the physically and mentally challenged ride horses in a highly effective form of pet-facilitated therapy that provides exercise, improves coordination, and builds self-esteem. The video also explains the Center's highly-respected certification program for therapeutic riding instructors. "Ability, Not Disability" received the California Governor's Committee for Employment of the Handicapped Outstanding Informational Film Award. (8th Grade through adult; physical therapy, psychology, physical education, special education) AVAILABLE IN VHS(ntsc/pal) OR DVD(ntsc) (1977)

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