In 2011, Dr. Campitelli-Smith
from Psychological Services developed the Paws
for Stress Relief program at SCC to provide therapy animals for exam stress
relief during finals week. Research
shows that petting an animal can significantly decrease stress hormones,
improve mood, and bolster wellbeing.
Students can enjoy some furry fun playing with trained and certified
therapy animals including dogs, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
Paws for Stress
every semester during finals week. Watch
for flyers on campus and take a break from the dog-eat-dog world of final exams
with Paws for Stress Relief!
Stress Management Tip #1: Play