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Every Day a Child Suffers from Trauma, We Use The Magic of Horses and the Science of Psychology to Help Them Recover

Team Velvet, Inc. is a New Jersey not-for-profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer, charitable organization providing proven and effective psychological counseling for 5 to 12 year old children with trauma at no cost to the family.

Our program is funded through grants and donations. It is fully staffed by our director and founder, Dr. Susan Edwards, Psychologist and Ph.D., and our tireless group of volunteers.

Each day there is a child who experiences the death of a loved one, witnesses violence, is victimized by crime or intense bullying, disfigured by an accident, or other countless events - all resulting in severe childhood trauma. In the extreme, child trauma may cause flashbacks, blackouts, and may result in severe and harmful physical behavior.

Team Velvet, Inc. provides multi-modal horse therapy for traumatized children with psychologist Dr. Susan Edwards. Therapy horses may be involved in interactive games, kick a soccer ball, dance or be taught liberty performance. Children do not ride the horses; they interact while working toward goals of increased self-esteem and resiliency over adverse childhood events.

Our successful, continuing counseling service is located on our farm in Flemington, NJ.