Violence Intervention


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About Us

Healing Species was founded in  in 1999 by attorney Cheri Brown Thompson. The Violence Prevention through Compassion Education™ curriculum is the first ever animal-assisted Violence-Prevention curriculum to be endorsed by a state board of education. 

Visiting Your School

Healing Species of Texas has worked with hundreds of schools including special education, high-risk populations and juvenile detention facilities all over Texas. We have instructors located in various regions throughout the state. 

News & Events

See what's wagging! We love to  keep you updated with any Healing Species newsworthy events! And occasionally we're in the news too! 

USA Today

 Featured in USA Today 9/29/2011


Species outstanding statistics published in the Journal of Youth Violence and Juvenile Justice


Awarded Harris County Department of Education CASE for Kids Afterschool and Summer Direct Provider.


Listed on the Federal Governments NREPP of Proven Effective Evidence Based School Programs.

"Without a doubt the goal of Healing Species is to teach kids empathy, to teach them to feel for other people...and to empower them to care about people and about animals." - Josh Henry, Administrator of the Montgomery County JJAEP 

"I think there's a bond there. Because they know these are dogs that have been rescued and come from similar situations that they have come from and so they've learned a whole lot just by being around them. If these dogs can make it, so can I." - Diane Hubbel, Principal of Harris County Youth Village

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phone (936) 525-7385


address 115 Springs Edge, Montgomery TX 77356

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