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Animal Care Worker Support Group

Tuesdays at 7PM MST

Drop-ins welcome

Are you an animal care worker looking for extra support ? Animal Assisted Therapy Programs of Colorado is hosting a virtual support group for all Animal Care Workers on Tuesdays @ 7PM MST. Clinicians are present to facilitate with specific animal care worker experiences and training. You are welcome to attend at whichever frequency you wish, for however long you are able to attend if done respectfully to other members. 

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Ready to Register?

How the virtual groups work:

  • Register and sign the confidentiality statement

  • AATPC’s Animal Care Worker Support Group has open enrollment, meaning you can join the group whenever is convenient for you.

  • We’ll send you a link to the Zoom group. This link will not change, so star or save it in your inbox.

  • The chat function will be disabled and group members will only be able to message the group facilitator directly. Group members will be unable to send private chat messages to each other.

  • Audio/Video chat with your facilitator and other group members

  • The facilitator will lock the group 15 minutes in so that no one else can join the group

  • Participate from a computer anywhere

  • You can even participate from a smartphone using the Zoom app

  • Please make sure you are joining us from a quiet, confidential space

  • Please note that the confidentiality form is required for all participants.

  • For confidentiality reasons, we do not allow observers to participate in our support groups. However, we do find education to be of high importance and would happily set up a time to chat with you over the phone about how we run our groups and the services we provide.

Virtual Support Frequently Asked Questions  

  • I’m not from Colorado. Can I still participate? Of course! Our members come from all over the world.

  • Can I log on to a meeting without a computer? Yes, you can log into meetings on your cell phone, or by a landline by calling.

  • Does Zoom cost anything? No, Zoom is FREE

  • What happened to the other groups? Most of our services were moved to a virtual format or cancelled due to COVID-19.  Please also keep an eye on our calendar and website as we begin to add more in-person services. Sign up for our newsletter here. 

  • Who will my facilitator be? All of AATPC’s groups are facilitated by licensed mental health professionals and/or master’s level internship students. Visit our team page here to read more about our staff.

  • Zoom says the group is locked. What do I do? There may be a few reasons you’re getting this message. 1) You’re trying to enter the group too late 2) You haven’t adjusted for time zone differences 3) Group is full.

  • I can’t log in, what do I do? For technical support, e-mail

  • I can’t join a group, but I still need support. What do I do? If you are under 18 or are otherwise unable to join a group, please contact Lexie Baca at or call 720-266-4444 x0 to get on the waiting list to see a counselor. We are currently operating at a three month waiting list for new clients.

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