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  1. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...

  2. Equine-assisted psychotherapy as an effective therapy in comparison to or in conjunction with traditional therapies

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Kristen A. Wilson

    Mental disorders are a prevalent health issue that has an extensive amount of variability in the quantity of disorders, affected populations, and treatment. There are a multitude of approaches or therapeutic methods used by the mental health community. Although each therapy is valuable in...

  3. Playing for sheep stations : a discourse analysis of wild dog management and control policy in New South Wales, Australia

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Penelope Margaret Marshall

    This thesis challenges the constitutive and taken-for-granted assumptions of the current dominant administrative rationalist discourse of wild dog management and control (WMDC) in New South Wales (NSW), Australia. It asks: To what extent can conflicts over WDMC in NSW be understood in terms of...

  4. Työntekijöiden näkemyksiä sosiaalipedagogisesta hevostoiminnasta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Maija Larja

    Tämän opinnäytetyön aiheena on sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta. Toiminta perustuu sosiaalipedagogiseen viitekehykseen, jonka kolme keskeistä elementtiä ovat yhteisöllisyys, toiminnallisuus ja elämyksellisyys. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli...

  5. "Eläinavusteisilla menetelmillä on niinku isompi potentiaali käsillä kuin mitä me ehkä välttämättä edes ymmärretäänkään" : eläinavusteisuuden merkitykset tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen harjoittelussa asiakkaan, ammattilaisen ja sosiaalialan näkökulm

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Katri Oijennus, Riikka Valo

    Sosiaalialalla tapahtuu merkittäviä muutoksia sosiaalihuoltolakiuudistuksen sekä tulevan maakunta- eli sote-uudistuksen myötä. Nämä muutokset näkyvät monitasoisesti myös työkentillä asiakastyöhön juurrutettavien uusien...

  6. The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nicole Lynne Owens

    Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...

  7. Attitude change regarding animal abuse in adults the effect of education and visual aids

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Ashley Carter

    Additionally, images of animals alone immediately increased attitudes regarding treatment of animals. This difference does not appear to increase further over time. Images of animals alone appear to aid in immediately altering individuals' sense of continuity with animals. The attitude that...

  8. Man vs beast the human-animal boundary in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jessica Auz

    In her series of seven novels, Rowling constructs a society and a framework of characterization that allows her to explore the human-animal boundary in a variety of ways. She connects her novels to the ideology of the classical and medieval periods while still acknowledging the ways that the...

  9. The Effect of Pet Ownership on ESL Students' U.S. Academic Success

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Benjumea

    This study examines the academic success of English as a second language (ESL) students based on ownership of and/or relationship with a pet, due to pets’ ability to benefit and support their owners. A survey was compiled for middle school, ESL students in the Fayetteville, Arkansas...

  10. Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Nichole Nelson

    The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...

  11. The association between owning domestic dogs as pets and the productivity amongst college students

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Emily Gerace

    In the class Research Methods in Healthcare, we explored an introduction to the different kinds of research that are commonly used in healthcare and the benefits and uses of each kind. Always having a love for dogs, I wondered whether or not they would have any association with the level of...

  12. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  13. Animal Cities: Post-Human Urban Wildness

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Jing Huang

    This thesis contends that architecture should be designed in a way to foster closer human-animal relationships. Cities are typically designed solely with the human in mind, and over time, animals have been pushed out of the city, decreasing biodiversity. Peoples’ tendency is to separate...

  14. A Vicious Cycle of Abuse: The Relationship between Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leah Staley

    This paper explores research on the relationship between cycles of domestic violence and animal cruelty. It not only depicts that there is an under acknowledged a relationship between the two subjects, but also considers this relationship from multiple perspectives. This paper summarizes what...

  15. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  16. Media, Mental Health and Man's Best Friend

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Suzanne Spinosa

    Using two media newspaper publications as a means of archival data, this paper proposed that the shift in perception of animals in mental health setting has changed over time. There is now data examining the role of animals in a human's well-being and the increased importance of an...

  17. Harvesting The Seeds Of Early American Human And Nonhuman Animal Relationships In William Bartram's Travels, The Travel Diary Of Elizabeth House Trist, And Sarah Trimmer's Fabulous Histories

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Leslie Blake Vives

    This thesis uses ecofeminist and human-animal studies lenses to explore human animal and nonhuman animal relations in early America. Most ecocritical studies of American literature begin with nineteenth-century writers. This project, however, suggests that drawing on ecofeminist theories with a...

  18. Eläinavusteinen toimintaterapia - asiakkaiden kokemuksien näkökulmasta

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Elina Vaskonen, Anna-Maaria Koiso-Kanttila

    Opinnäytetyömme tarkoituksena oli kuvata asiakkaiden kokemuksia osallistumisesta toimintaterapeuttien ohjaamaan eläinavusteiseen terapiaan, jossa eläiminä on käytetty joko lemmikkieläimiä tai maatilan eläimiä, sekä kuvata...

  19. Assessment of the Arkansas Horse 4-H Program: Perspectives from Multiple Stakeholders

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Fawn Lee Kurtzo

    Assessment of the Arkansas horse 4-H program utilized stakeholders’ perceptions to describe inputs, outcomes, preferences and impacts provided by the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Stakeholders’ perceptions were captured through three studies. Studies included the...

  20. Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs

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    Theses | Contributor(s): Mielissa Beseres

    Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) are built on the foundation of the human-animal bond. Integrating animals into correctional settings through a therapeutic approach could potentially influence many individuals as prisons continue to increase their capacity. In this comparative analysis, the United...