Devery Prince Insurance Agency and Equine Assisted Therapy Center Partner to Bring Hope, Self-Improvement and Confidence to Local Children

Devery Prince Insurance Agency connects with Benefe Equine Assisted Therapy Center to form an initiative to help local children improve physical and behavioral needs.


Anchorage, AK – WEBWIRE – Friday, February 07, 2014

Our agency understands the issues and opportunities available in our local communities, which is why it’s important to us to announce this excited news and get others involved

Devery Prince Insurance Agency of South Central Alaska, announced its partnership with Benefe Equine Assisted Therapy Center to help local children with physical and behavioral needs. Committed to impacting the community and building relationships with local families, Devery Prince Agency is looking to help children experience the healing effects of equine assisted therapy through the new campaign.
 
The first cause supported by the Agency’s initiative is for Michael and Tim Pettit, two energetic adopted brothers struggling with physical challenges. Michael, a horse fanatic, faces daily struggles from hand-eye coordination issues, ADD, ADHD and ODD. Professionals said they saw improvement in Michael’s skills and behavior in a matter of a few lessons.
 
The experts at Benefe attest that the physical motions employed for slow deliberate movements when working with a horse are very beneficial for a boy like Michael who needs to exercise his coordination. They allegedly teach him body awareness, bodily self-control, and physical strength.
 
According to Madeline Vann, MPH, a contributing writer to Everyday Health, “The attachment that can form between children with ADHD and horses used in equine therapy is one of the benefits of this approach, and working the horses has a calming effect, helping children to manage ADHD symptoms,” Vann said.
 
Devery Prince, founder of Devery Prince Insurance Agency, said partnering with Benefe was a no-brainer, especially after seeing the incredible effects just a few lessons can do for children just like Michael. “Our agency understands the issues and opportunities available in our local communities, which is why it’s important to us to announce this excited news and get others involved,” Prince said.

Benefe Equine Assisted Therapy Center uses experimental learning approaches, which allow individuals to challenge boundaries, overcome fear and develop self-confidence to conquer obstacles that surround their lives. Equine Assisted Learning helps address a variety of human developmental needs including behavioral issues, ADD, depression, anxiety, communication challenges and more, its website said.
 
Devery Prince Agency hopes to raise $900 for Michael and Tim through a donation page, now live at http://www.gofundme.com/6khhqw. The Agency launches this campaign, inaugurating a community involvement campaign, raising awareness and funds for a different cause every 30-60 days. More information about Devery Prince Agency is available at http://www.deveryprinceagency.com, and details about Benefe can be found at http://benefe.com/index.html.
 
About Devery Prince Agency
 
Serving from offices in Anchorage and Wasilla, Alas., Devery Prince Agency is committed to bringing local communities an insurance agency that understands their needs. Taking pride in its team of professionals by day, and PTA members and childrens’ sports coaches by night, Devery Prince Agency works with carriers to assemble a variety of products and services for its customers. From all of the products a typical consumer needs (home, auto, boat, ATV, etc.,) to all financial services products and tools (retirement, savings, long term care, disability, etc.,) and business insurance (liability, building, auto) to workplace and individual benefits (accident, critical illness, cancer, disability, life), Devery Prince covers all the bases for insurance needs in South Central Alaska.


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