Day of Healing for Purdue University

WLFI File Photo
WLFI File Photo

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A Day of Healing will be held at Purdue University Friday, Jan. 31 in the wake of the Jan. 21 shooting death of student Andrew F. Boldt.

The day will include therapy dogs and counselors at the France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The university has also invited student organizations to hold healing events during the day.

Purdue officials said the K-9 team specializes in working with college students after tragedies. The said the use of dogs to comfort students was documented after tragedies at Virginia Tech University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Alabama.

Counselors will also be available to students who need someone to talk with. No appointments are necessary.

The dogs are provided by the state’s K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team, part of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s emergency preparedness and response program.

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