Purdue to hold Day of Healing Friday

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WEST  LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) – Purdue University will hold a Day of Healing on Friday in the wake of the shooting death of student Andrew Boldt on Jan. 21.

Therapy dogs and counselors will be available at the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The dogs come from Indiana’s K-9 Assisted Crisis Response Team, part of the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction’s emergency preparedness and response program, a release said.

The K-9 team specializes in working with college students after tragedies. 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 be available to students who need someone to talk with. No appointments are necessary.

According to a release, student organizations are invited to hold healing events on Friday. Those interested in holding events are asked to contact Kelley Stier in the Office of the Dean of Students at 765-494-1232, kstier@purdue.edu.

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