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 Relief occurs 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 with animals
to see slideshow
PAWS for Stress Relief Video
Student Health and Wellness Services (714) 628-4773