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Current Programs

The State of America's Children »

A qualitative research study examining adults' views on the top threats facing children.

Canines and Childhood Cancer »

Examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families.

National Military Family Camps »

Gives military kids the opportunity to escape the stresses of a parent's deployment.

LIFE Humane Heroes Club »

Teaching the nation's children the vital value of the living creatures who share our world.

Lost Kidz »

Your personal Amber Alert system - When every second counts - why wait?

The State of America's Children


To better understand the challenges children face today, we created The State of America’s Children research study to gauge American adults’ perceptions of threats, fears, or issues facing children and youth. While there were a number of results that gave cause for hope, including the degree to which adults are attuned to the challenges facing today’s children, the study found that the respondents see a daunting array of traditional and emerging dangers facing children today, and many hold bleak views about their physical, emotional and educational condition, as well as how children in America are valued and treated.

The State of America's Children: 2015 Research Study (pdf)

Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC) research project


The goal of this project is to document for the first time the benefits and effects of AAT for pediatric oncology patients, their families, and the therapy dogs themselves.

Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC): Comprehensive Literature Review (pdf)

Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC): Executive Summary of Literature Review (pdf)