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  1. Exploring the Role of Farm Animals in Providing Care at Care Farms

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jan Hassink, Simone R De Bruin, Bente Berget, Marjolein Elings

    We explore the role of farm animals in providing care to different types of participants at care farms (e.g., youngsters with behavioural problems, people with severe mental problems and people with dementia). Care farms provide alternative and promising settings where people can interact with...

  2. Terapia asistida con perros en niños con autismo revisión sistemática

    Theses | Contributor(s): Ana Milena Isaza Narváez, Doumer Adrian Muñoz Chilito

    Introducción: El autismo es un trastorno temprano y masivo del desarrollo en el cual se afecta la interacción social, el desarrollo del lenguaje, se presentan rituales y estereotipias. Hay evidencia que la interacción con un perro está asociada con efectos positivos...

  3. Equinoterapia en niños con autismo

    Theses | Contributor(s): Dr. Carlos Francisco Martinez Alvernia

    Introducción: Autismo es un trastorno del desarrollo caracterizado por compromiso en interacción social, habilidades de lenguaje, presentando rituales con estereotipias. Sin tratamientos curativos, actualmente se buscan terapias alternativas. Un incremento de la literatura...

  4. Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime

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    Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...

  5. Family Dog-Assisted Adapted Physical Activity: A Case Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Amanda Tepfer, Samantha Ross, Megan MacDonald, Monique AR Udell, Craig Ruaux, Wendy Baltzer

    Purpose: The aim of this case study was to examine the individual effects of an adapted physical activity, animal-assisted intervention (APA-AAI) with the family dog on motor skills, physical activity, and quality of life of a child with cerebral palsy (CP). Method: This study used an A-B-A...

  6. How Are Service Dogs for Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Integrated with Rehabilitation in Denmark? A Case Study

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Charlotte Glintborg, Tia GB Hansen

    A severe mental illness like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is known to have psychosocial consequences that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Research in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has revealed that the presence of a dog can have a positive effect on health, e.g., increase...

  7. Green Care: A Review of the Benefits and Potential of Animal-Assisted Care Farming Globally and in Rural America

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Brianna Artz, Doris Bitler Davis

    The term Green Care includes therapeutic, social or educational interventions involving farming; farm animals; gardening or general contact with nature. Although Green Care can occur in any setting in which there is interaction with plants or animals, this review focuses on therapeutic practices...

  8. Validación del Cuestionario de Actitudes ante las Intervenciones Asistidas por Perros (CAINTAP) en Estudiantes Universitarios del Sur de España: Beneficios y Temores Percibidos

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Javier López-Cepero Borrego, María A. Perea-Mediavilla, Arcadio Tejada Roldán, José Luis Sarasola-Sánchez-Serrano

    Introducción: Las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) cuentan con amplia tradición en varios países occidentales, donde diversas revisiones y meta-análisis han demostrado sus ventajas. No obstante, poco se sabe de las expectativas que los y las...

  9. The human-animal relationship: a new field of socio-educational action

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Senet-Sanchez, Joan-Maria

    This article analyses the educational approaches towards the animal-human relationship which have been developed during the last 20 years. The article establishes a chain of states in that relationship and presents the reasons why those states are consecutive or, occasionally, simultaneous....

  10. Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You

    Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization,...

  11. Effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on institutionalized and noninstitutionalized adolescents' perception of counselor credibility

    Theses | Contributor(s): Brenda Joy Wilbanks

    Results of previous studies in the field of pet therapy have indicated that pets may alter people's perception of their environment and even change the way people are perceived by others. The present study investigated the effects of the presence of a pet in the counselor's office on...

  12. The Greyhound Inmate Experience

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    The Greyhound Inmate Experience is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Michigan organization. Our purpose is to socialize, train, and care for retired greyhounds in a prison environment and to educate the public of the redemptive qualities and rehabilitative benefits of the program. Every ten weeks...

  13. Why care about the mental health of therapy dogs | Everett Lowenstein | TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS

    Videos | Contributor(s): Everett Lowenstein

    Everett loves dogs - particularly his own dog who also works as a therapy dog. In their therapy work together, Everett became concerned about the emotional well-being of his dog due to the stress of it. In this talk, Everett not only shares findings about the stress levels of dogs - but why it...

  14. Scatter Joy Acres

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    Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...

  15. Northwest Battle Buddies

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    Empowering combat veterans with PTSD to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge — Serving our Veterans who served us all.

  16. Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm

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    Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm is located just minutes from Grand Rapids.  The property has a home on site that is used as an Outpatient office setting.  Each level of the home hosts a group space, a private office, and a bathroom.Also on the property is a large horse barn and...

  17. Kali's Klub House @ Fargnoli Farms

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    Fargnoli Farms is a privately owned and operated facility established in 2004. We provide boarding, therapeutic riding, hippo-therapy and equine assisted learning. Our team of dedicated volunteers, certified equine professionals and therapists dedicate themselves to improving the lives of and to...

  18. Haku Baldwin Center

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    Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena.  Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs.  Private...

  19. Hoofbeats with Heart

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    Hoofbeats with Heart is 501(c)(3) charity run solely by dedicated volunteers none of whom take a salary. Our passion is improving the lives of the physically and mentally challenged, anchoring at risk youth and giving grief a voice through the fellowship between humans and horses.Hoofbeats with...

  20. Heartland Farm Sanctuary

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    Heartland Farm Sanctuary, which opened in 2010, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals...