Our February meeting will take place Feb. 7th, 6 to 7:30PM, at the offices of the NASW/NYC Chapter, 50 Broadway Ste, 10006, NY, NY 10006
Irene Friedland Update on planning emergency foster care program for seniors and people with disabilities
Presentation by Member Joan Deraval Topic: Trap/Neuter/Release: Supporting the Bond between “Community Cats” and Caregivers
This talk will touch on some of the history and misogyny behind the term "crazy cat lady". as well as the research into and controversy over TNR. As a rescuer herself, Joan will be able to provide some insights into the bonds, as well as the challenges of caring for community cats. Please come join us!
Our guest speaker at our April meeting, Wednesday April 6th, is Michelle Pich. The title of her talk is "Animals and Our Mental Health: Finding a Place to Grieve - Prisons, Veterinary Hospitals, and Everywhere in Between".
Michelle is Veterinary Grief Counselor at University of Pennsylvania and also teaches there. She has been a friend of SWAHAB for quite some time but due to schedule conflicts has been unable to attend very few SWAHAB meetings.
We are very happy that she is able to join us to share her thoughts on this very important topic.
Our first meeting of the year will be held on January 6, 2016, between 6:00 and 7:30PM at NASW Chapter Office, 50 Broadway, NY, NY Suite 1001.
Our guest speaker is Marge Piatak, Tellington T-Touch Practitioner who is returning by popular demand to continue the presentation she gave in November.
Tellington T-Touch is a specialized approach to the care and training of animals. It is based on circular movements of the fingers and hands all over the body. The intent of the TTouch is to activate the function of the cells and awaken cellular intelligence - a little like "turning on the electric lights of the body."
If you were with us in November, and have some questions or want some additional input,then get out your notes and ask away. If you weren't able to join us in November, don't worry. Marge plans to recap a bit and move on from there to present some aspects of the work that we didn't explore in depth at the earlier presentation. Please feel free to submit questions beforehand, but there will also be time for spontaneous questions and discussion.
Please use the form below to let us know that you'll be there and to submit a question, if you have one now.
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