No, we are not talking about the song from the musical Cats. Memory, more specific memories, play an important role in a person’s resilience. Those we work with share that they associate K9FR Teams with calm, safety and positive emotional feelings of hope after a tragedy. That is one reason why early contact is important.
Althea Olson, LCSW, and Mike Wasilewski, MSW have written an informative article about understanding negative memories and making positive ones. Well worth reading.