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Is a place where people of all ages and abilities come together to reconnect to the earth, animals, nature and themselves. Plants and animals live in harmony with nature. All our farmed animals have been socialized as therapy animals, and will get to live natural lives and to express their natural behaviours.

STRATHALBYN
CARE FARM
Animal Assisted Interventions
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Strathalbyn care farm ..................................... 3
Animal Assisted Interventions Care Farm
and Training Centre .................................... 3
1. Meet our animals and staff ....................... 4
Meet the team ............................................ 6
2. Programs ................................................. 7
3. Services ................................................... 9
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STRATHALBYN CARE FARM
Animal Assisted Interventions Care Farm
and Training Centre
Strathalbyn Centre and Care Farm
Is a place where people of all ages and abilities come together to reconnect to the earth,
animals, nature and themselves.
Plants and animals live in harmony with nature. All our farmed animals have been socialized
as therapy animals, and will get to live natural lives and to express their natural behaviours.
We welcome our industry partners and people to come and heal by participating in Animal
Assisted Interventions or farm activities in whatever way they can. The very act of
participating, being included, being in nature, and having a meaningful visit or task to
accomplish can be incredibly healing. We want to offer this to children, youth, seniors, and
people of all ages recovering from physical illness, mental health concerns and many other
challenges.
Care farms are part of a growing 'ecotherapy' movement that utilizes therapeutic
farming practices. Provides health, social or educational care services for a range of people
and provides animal-assisted interventions and farming-related activities.
Services are provided for:
1. Children and Youth in Search
2. Children with Complex Health Care
3. Adults and Children with Different-Abilities
4. Adults and Children with Mental Health Challenges
5. Seniors and Elderly Living with Dementia
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1. MEET OUR ANIMALS AND STAFF
Animals are being used as therapy animals for a wide
range of ailments. From children with autism to group
homes for people who suffer from memory impairment
disorders such as dementia, animals are helping people
to connect with animals and each other. They
are bringing a sense of calm and comfort to the lucky
people who get to watch over them.
Animals bring about a nostalgic feeling to our older generations who may have
grown up with animals and a new sense of awe to the younger ones.
The care of animals also brings teaching moments, responsibility and routine to
people who need this to thrive.
All the animals have been carefully raised and are trained to taking part in animal-
assisted activities, education and therapy
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Our Therapy Animals
We assess, train and house our current working animals in a free-range habitat
Our therapy animals are lovingly housed in a rural facility surrounded in a
picturesque and tranquil bush setting. Our 10 Acre property allows many of our
animal family to enjoy free-range natural habitats outside of their training and
working role in the city.
We Partner
No, we are not breeders of different species of animals, we leave that to the
professionals.
We specialise with working with potential species of animals, to train them for safe
handling and placement with individuals, facility and special need individuals’
homes.
We partner with a voluntary alliance of animal breeders, professions, veterinarians
and other animal charities that aims to promote the freedom, independence and
rights of people to own therapy pets across Australia.
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Meet the team
Our animals act as important ambassadors for their species in Animal Assisted
Interventions, “Animals in the rehabilitation and social care of people" Enhancing
quality of life and health through the animal/human bond
both in our own backyard and across the globe. In addition, are part of regional and
Australian Animal Assisted Intervention programs.
A team of animal keepers, trainers, vets and vet nurses care for
our animal residents.
Animal keeper teams are made up of our network of highly qualified professionals
and volunteers whom provide most the animals’ daily care requirements including
feeding, cleaning, training and enrichment practices.
The veterinary team, Dr Neil Griffiths (BSC, BVMS, MVSC) has 30 years of
veterinary experience manages the long-term health of our animals. Paediatric and
adult desexing, Vaccinations, Microchipping, Dental checks and surgery, Digital X-
rays, pathology, medicine, referrals and advice and information.
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2. PROGRAMS
Welcomes People of All Ages and Abilities
AAT is a goal oriented, planned and structured therapeutic intervention for
individuals across the lifespan: enhancing physical, cognitive, behavioural, social
emotional and spiritual needs and functioning.
Animal Assisted Therapy
Adult, Child and Youth Mental Health
Animals and Seniors
Animal Assisted Activities
People with Different abilities
Nature Based Recreation
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Strathalbyn Care Farm is an inclusive community that provides the
opportunity for natural and meaningful social engagement of community
members of all abilities.
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3. SERVICES
Programs and Services
Animal Assisted Interventions care farm and training centre is a hands-on animal
assisted interventions training centre, located in a natural farm setting in Adelaide
Hills, Strathalbyn, home to a wide variety of Australian animals.
Enjoy animal encounters, themed exhibits and behind the scenes tours.
Learn about the animal assisted interventions work undertaken by our qualified
professionals and keepers.
Our private rural Animal Assisted Intervention Training and Wellness Centre is not
open to the General Public for visits, however our qualified professionals do schedule
private and specialised programs at the centre through joint venture partnerships.
Programs and Services
Structured programs and skilled professionals
incorporating animals into treatment
The Strathalbyn Care Farm provides innovative community-based programs for adults,
seniors and young adults. A supportive, positive environment is the foundation of our
structured programs which emphasize meaningful activities that support the
identification, acquisition and retention of personal, social and vocational skills. Our
goal is to empower each client to live a meaningful life and encourage positive
interactions through social, recreational, vocational and transitional services.
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For a complete copy AAI Care Farm Booklet
Please complete information request form on website
https://www.therapeuticdogservices.org/information-request-form
For Further information
Animal Assisted Interventions Care Farm
and Training Centre
Email: support@tdsinc.com.au
Phone: 0481 293 370