Synopsis: Childhood Trauma
Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, witnesses violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, disfigured by an accident, or other countless events – all resulting in severe childhood trauma. In the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe and harmful physical behavior.
Team Velvet, Inc. provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children ages 5-12 years with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency.
Our successful, continuing counseling service is located on our farm in Flemington, NJ. If you have any questions whatsoever (about our history, therapy methods, potential therapy costs (if any) beyond insurance coverage, success stories, to arrange a visit to our farm, etc.) see our “Contact Us” page on how to contact Dr. Edwards directly.
Velvet (primary therapy horse)
Precious (She is the diva of the herd )
Kathy Piparo, Ph.D., (Secretary of the Team Velvet Board)
EQUUS FILM FESTIVAL NYC - USA - 2018