This activity is just one part of a range of resources addressing the needs of young people who have been involved, or who are at risk of being involved, in cruelty to animals. Our online assessment tool Developing a suitable intervention programme (Word 17KB) will help you create individualised intervention programmes from these resources.
It’s essential to do this activity before doing the activity Feelings in this section. The Smiley face activity is important in helping young people develop empathy for animals, and may encourage positive human/animal interactions. We recommend that it is part of every young person’s programme.
In this activity, the young person will discover that animals and humans have the same basic needs.