Kids and teenagers with hemophilia are often concerned about outdoor activities or sports…so having a puppy , or a bird or a squirrel of Mongolia (exotic!!)  can be a great idea and experience of life! it can help the youngster to get interested in  teaching and learning. And the relationship between the 2 brings joy and fun. This is my little dog Hommer,  he is infernal sometimes, but i love him 🙂

At the same time youngsters see their pets as  companions when they are at home recovering from a bleed, or  just for new games. Having a walk with your dog, or going out showing your rabbit, or turtle can be a way to make new friends or to just have fun together!

TER um animal de estimação como um cachorrinho,( aqui encima é meu cachorro Hommer! ele é louco mas eu amo ele 🙂 ,um pássaro, um coelho da India, ou um esquilo da Mongólia (exótico não?….um adolescente no centro teve um que morreu de velhice) pode ser uma ótima experiência para um jovem com hemofilia.

Além de ter um companheiro com quem dividir horas quando se está em casa se recuperando de um sangramento…ou simplesmente pelo carinho estruturante que se constroi entre os dois ..ter a responsabilidade de cuidar de outro faz muito bem!

About frederica cassis

My name is Frederica Dillen CASSIS, born of a Belgium mother and an Egyptian father, on the 3rd of January 1966 in Brussels, Belgium. I´ve travelled a lot, lived in many countries. Brazil is my seventh country and i live in Sao Paulo for 19 years now. Graduated in Clinical Psychology in 1991, I specialized in Junguian Psychology and in Hemophilia since then. LATEST PROJECTS: 1) Launching IN-HEMOACTION flash cards, where I added new topics like Inhibitors and their different treatments, physiotherapy and a some playful activities like video games! 2) HERO (Hemophilia Experiences Results and Opportunities) sponsored by Novo Nordisk since 2009, exploring through qualitative and quantitative analysis the psychosocial issues involving People with hemophilia, their carers and the health professionals in the treatment process. check this project in my blog www.blood4.wordpress.com Now, HERO is in Brazil! soon the results will be available. 2) P-TET (Pediatric Thrombosis Educational Tool) flash cards in evolution stage, for kids on anti-coagulant treatment...inspired on IN-HEMOACTION flashcards success. 3) I am a co-author along with psychologist Irene Fuchs and Edward Kuebler of a booklet called "Communication, love and sexuality for people with hemophilia, carriers and family" 4) an on going process of a systematic review for the Cochrane Collaboration about "psychological interventions for people with hemophilia and their families" On a more personal level i have 3 three great not anymore children :) Danaê 24, Rubi 18 and Iggy 15) and i love to jogg, dance and read. To walk and look for shells on a beach too and I discover that i love deserts...:)

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  1. I learned a lot about myself with Hommy 🙂

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