On Friday, January 18, our Society hosted the Westchester County Psychological Association’s guest author, Capt. Luis Carlos Montalvan, discussing his book Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him. Of course, his wonderful service dog, Tuesday, accompanied him. This book is being made into a movie. The meeting included a discussion of the need for all service men and women to be introduced to counseling before they go into active duty. Then they are more apt to view counseling as helpful, not shameful, if they have a need for it later on, perhaps helping them deal with PTSD as soon as possible. www.until-tuesday.com

A member of the group talked about ECAD (East Coast Assistance Dogs) and their need for volunteer help. They train dogs to work with disabled persons and also autistic children. They have a “Home for the Weekend Program,” where participants take a dog home for the weekend to help it learn house manners, socialize the dog to new surroundings, and reinforce basic obedience skills. This program requires a six-month commitment. They have many other volunteer opportunities for chil- dren and adults that are less demanding. www.ecad.org

— Zo Halton