Day: August 24, 2016

Eyes wide shut

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First responders see things no one should have to see. It takes courage to ask for help. Be courageous. #youfirstdemo #firstresponder #eagala

Horses help people fight addiction

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People in addiction recovery can find comfort and communication in the company of horses at facilities across the world, such as The PEACH Pit, that practice equine-assisted therapy.

In this video, clients are at a rural facility in Kinderhook, N.Y. called Stable Solutions.

Equine-assisted therapy helps patients open up, thanks to the animals’ sensitivity to body language, says co-founder Keri NearyWood, a social worker and equine specialist.

WRGB-TV (Albany, N.Y.) (2/15)

Video of man touching horse's neck

National Adoption Month

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Youth who age out of foster care may lack the support they need to thrive. November is National Adoption Month, and more than 100,000 children and youth in the U.S. foster care system are waiting for adoption.

Anyone—and everyone—can help.

Meet some of the kids on the AdoptUSKids website.