Dr. Binfet: Interaction with Canines Builds Children’s Confidence

Interested in learning more about how therapy dogs can enhance children’s social emotional skills? Want to learn more about confidence-building with the help of canines?

Dr. Binfet’s, Interactions with Canines Builds Children’s Confidence, features research conducted by UBC alumni and B.A.R.K. volunteer, Nicole Harris. Her research, which was recently published in the Journal of Research in Childhood Education. sought to explore how a social-emotional workshop assists in the social-emotional learning of children aged 5-12.

“Meta-analytic reviews attest to the effectiveness of social and emotional interventions boosting a host of positive outcomes for students, including enhancing students’ engagement in learning and subsequent academic achievement…” Read more