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From darkness to light

A foster child gains healing with art and horses

 

September 26, 2019

Karla Pomeroy

Jeanna Butterfield and Emily Herby and "friends" are Healthy Frontier Counseling that use equine-assisted therapy to help those in the foster care system.

WORLAND - Entering the foster care system can be a scary, dark time for any youth, and one young Worland youth came out into the light several months later through equine and art therapy.

For six months the Wyoming Department of Family Services has been working with a teenager in foster care.

According to social services worker Alison Fink, "Part of [the teen's] goals of independent living skills is tapping into [the teen's] individual artistic interests and easing [the teen] into transition into high school. 

"The teenager went into protective custody about 8 months ago and has a beauti...



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