Animal Assisted Activities (AAA) For Children in Solano County

GOALS and BENEFITS we strive to achieve through our AAT / AAA programs are:

What is Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT):

  • Empathy
  • Outward focus
  • Nurturing
  • Rapport
  • Acceptance
  • Entertainment
  • Socialization
  • Mental stimulation
  • Physical contact, Touch
  • Physiological benefits
  • Much More  

What is Animal Assisted Activities (AAA):

Animals can help children who are experiencing multiple challenges that may include: 

Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) is a goal-directed intervention in which a farm animal is an integral part of the treatment process. It is designed to promote improvement in human physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning.  The ranch environment provides the unique opportunity to incorporate AAT into the educational and therapeutic curriculum. 

Animal Assisted Activities (AAA)  provide opportunities for recreational, motivational, educational, and/or therapeutic benefits to aid healing, speed recovery and enhance quality of life.  AAA are delivered by trained volunteers in association with animals that meet specific criteria.

  • Abuse
  • Mental illness (Autism, Anxiety, PTSD, OCD)
  • Poor school performance
  • Family conflict
  • Getting into trouble in the community
  • Substance abuse
  • Hard to control behavior