Marion is a two-year-old female, Golden Labrador. Her role working at Blue Sky Bridge is to help reduce stress and anxiety for children, families, staff, and agency partners visiting the organization. The most important quality that Marion will add is the unconditional love that she will provide to children and families in what can often be very traumatic circumstances.
Marion can respond to over 40 commands to help offer support and motivation to others, such as â€œvisitingâ€ with a person where she lays her head on the individualâ€™s knee or lying down at a personâ€™s feet to offer silent assurance that may help regulate and ground the individual.
Marion may be utilized to greet children and families when they first arrive, during therapy sessions, and during a Forensic Interview where she can be a calming presence for children coming to Blue Sky Bridge to tell their story of abuse.