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  1. Are Companion Animals the Secret to Good Health?

    Posters | Contributor(s): Bradley Smith, Petra Bywood

    People keep pets for companionship, recreation and protection rather than for the specific purpose of enhancing health. However, a considerable body of literature supports the idea that companion animals can improve overall quality of life, including physical, social and psychological health,...

  2. Bakas Riding Center

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    Bakas Equestrian Center has been a highly successful program since 1987.  It offers horseback riding to children and adults and specializes in those with disabilities.  Operated by the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the program provides group riding lessons, trail...

  3. Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...

  4. Hounds and homesickness: the effects of an animal-assisted therapeutic intervention for first-year university students

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Binfet, J. T., Passmore, H. A.

    Transitioning from high school to university can prove to be a for midable challenge for many first-year students, with many experiencing home sickness. Given that students who experience homesickness are more likely than their non-homesick cohorts to drop out of university, universities have a...

  5. Bringing dogs to heal: care for veterans with PTSD

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Thompson, Mark

  6. Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a treatment of survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Lefkowitz, Carin Marice, Prout, Maurice F., Bleiberg, Efrain, Paharia, Indira, Debiak, Dennis

  7. Comparison of normative and diagnosed dissociation on attachment to companion animals and stuffed animals

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Barlow, M. Rose, Cromer, Lisa DeMarni, Caron, Hannah Prairie, Freyd, Jennifer J.

  8. The role of service dog training in the treatment of combat-related PTSD

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yount, Rick, Cameron Ritchie, Elspeth, St. Laurent, Matthew, Chumley, Perry, Olmert, Meg Daley

  9. Combat operational stress control in Iraq and Afghanistan: army occupational therapy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Smith-Forbes, Enrique, Najera, Cecilia, Hawkins, Donald

  10. Efficacy of fifteen emerging interventions for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder: a systematic review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Metcalf, Olivia, Varker, Tracey, Forbes, David, Phelps, Andrea J., Dell, Lisa, DiBattista, Ashley, Ralph, Naomi, O'Donnell, Meaghan L.

  11. Equine-assisted therapy for anxiety and posttraumatic stress symptoms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Earles, Julie L., Vernon, Laura L., Yetz, Jeanne P.

  12. Animal-assisted therapy with female inmates with mental illness: a case example from a pilot program

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jasperson, Rachael A.

  13. Evaluating animal-assisted therapy in group treatment for child sexual abuse

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Dietz, Tracy J., Davis, Diana, Pennings, Jacquelyn

  14. Introduction to working with animal assisted crisis response animal handler teams

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Greenbaum, Susan D.

  15. Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie

  16. Animal-assisted intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Haire, Marguerite E., Guérin, Noémie A., Kirkham, Alison C.

  17. Equine-assisted therapy and its impact on cortisol levels of children and horses: a pilot study and meta-analysis

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Yorke, Jan, Nugent, William, Strand, Elizabeth B., Bolen, Rebecca M., New, John, Davis, Cindy

  18. A preliminary study of group intervention along with basic canine training among traumatized teenagers: a 3-month longitudinal study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hamama, Liat, Hamama-Raz, Yaira, Dagan, Keren, Greenfeld, Hofit, Rubinstein, Chen, Ben-Ezra, Menachem

  19. Influence of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on the attachment representations of youth in residential care

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Balluerka, Nekane, Muela, Alexander, Amiano, Nora, Caldentey, Miquel A.

  20. Pet ownership and children's self-esteem in the context of war

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kerestes, Gordana, Arambasic, Lidija, Kuterovac-Jagodic, Gordana, Vizek-Vidovic, Vlasta