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APHE is a membership organization that provides networking opportunities and resources to those involved with or interested in humane education. National conferences, discounts on materials, a member-only listserv, and the Humane Education Quarterly newsletter are just a few of the helpful resources that we offer. We hope that you’ll spend some time visiting us at this year's conference to learn more about becoming a member and how it can benefit your career.   www.aphe.org



The Good Kid Project creates products that teach kids to treat animals with kindness. It is guided by a belief that children taught to extend kindness and mercy toward animals are more likely to become good kids who are kind and considerate in their relations to one another.  www.goodkidproject.com


I am a clinical psychologist in the Chicagoland area specializing in supporting the animal lover’s compassionate heart. I create and lead workshops locally and across the country for animal welfare organizations and animal care professionals. I offer private consults (in-person, phone, and Skype) to help animal lovers navigate the emotional challenges, including grief and loss, that come along with giving to our furry friends and sharing life’s journey with them.   www.drlindaharper.com



The Gryphon Press publishes beautifully illustrated children’s picture books to illuminate the struggles that non-human animals face and to strengthen the human-animal bond by encouraging children to develop empathy for every animal life.   www.thegryphonpress.com


Curriculum in Action:  Multiculturalism and the Human-Animal Connection introduces future and current K-12 educators to engaging animal themes and fosters the consideration and development of animal-focused lessons. The text illuminates the multifaceted roles animals have played in society, their cultural influences within diverse communities, and how teachers can introduce animal themes in the classroom in an empathetic, ethical, and considerate way.    www.animalbondstudies.org  



The Academy of Prosocial Learning (APL) supports humane and prosocial development in education and professional settings. The Academy offers the CHES humane education credentialing program, the only national registry of humane education specialists, and helps clients achieve their goals by providing professional development, curriculum frameworks, and coaching. Learn more at www.prosocialacademy.org


As the nation’s first farm animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has cared for thousands of animals at its sanctuaries in New York and California. The organization has educated millions of people about the plight of farm animals and the negative impacts of factory farming on health, the environment, and social justice, and it advocates for laws and policies that prevent suffering and promote compassion. 

Farm Sanctuary’s humane education program educates thousands of students each year through classroom presentations, inspires student action through our Youth Leadership Council, and empowers teachers with standards-aligning curriculum on issues of our food system.  www.FarmSanctuary.org



HEART's mission is to develop a generation of compassionate youth who create positive change for animals, people, and the natural world. We offer free and low-cost educational resources for pre-k to high school, and professional development trainings.   www.teachheart.org



In this award-winning documentary, a pig farmer’s deeply personal struggle inspires us to explore crucial questions about awareness, empathy, and the profound impact of the choices we make.  Educational kits include four age-specific versions of the film and age-specific 30-page curricula.  www.TheLastPig.com



In partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats.   www.bestfriends.org



The well-being of humans, other animals and the environment are deeply interconnected. Through education, research and advocacy focused on therapeutic human-animal interactions, animals in communities, and conservation social work, the Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) elevates the value of the living world and the interrelationship of human, animal and environmental health.   www.socialwork.du.edu/



Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, a Yale University-developed PreK – Grade 12 social-emotional learning program, develops empathy, resiliency, and an awareness of oneself and others to create a more humane future. Each session includes educational/developmental objectives, hands-on activities, and books focusing on shelter pets.   www.education.muttigrees.org




The Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year- more than any other animal welfare organization - through our sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues.  We work to professionalize the field of animal care with our education and training programs.  www.humanesociety.org 

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