The Human Animal Bond
Social Work at the Intersection of the Human and Animal Relationship
January 21, 2022
9:30 to 11:30 am
via ZOOM
Understanding the importance of a Human-Animal bond and the roles animals can play in our lives for comfort, emotional support, and service is at the heart of this workshop. The conversation will include specific terminology, will touch on various state and national policies and laws, and will review what communities and individuals can do to get involved and support the human animal bond.  Discussion will also include the emergent and growing practice of Veterinary Social Work and the positive interventions as well as the stressors that are unique to working in this new field. Guidelines for social workers who need to advocate, support, and write letters for clients will be included in the discussion.

Lisa Wiborg, LISW-S/VSW from Healing Paws, LLC in Ohio is our Presenter. She is the lead social worker at Bella Care Hospice where she integrates human-animal interaction, specifically animal-assisted intervention, with the residents. She is a co-instructor for Human-Animal Interaction in Social Work at Case Western Reserve University and also works at Adoption by Gentle Care. Practicing social work for over 12 years, Lisa has experience in treatment foster care, hospital and hospice social work, and veterinary social work. Lisa and her business partner, Aviva Vincent, PhD, LMSW/VSM, started Healing Paws, LLC to offer Education, Emotion Resilience Workshops, Community Networking, and Experiential Learning to Northeast Ohio and beyond. They met through their membership in NASW/OH, both on their ways to becoming Veterinary Social Workers and they are both active members of the Human-Animal Interaction workgroup at NASW/OH.

Approved for 2 CECs by NASW/CT

$35 for Members   $55 for Yet to be Members  
$15 Students (no CECs)
No refunds after January 19, 2022