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  1. Encounter with the Others

    Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

    AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...

  2. Ethics Code - Israeli Association of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Contributor(s): Nancy Parish-Plass

    This code covers the ethical behavior expected of an animal-assisted therapist concerning the client, the animal, and what happens between them. Areas of this code discusses issues such as training, professional responsibility, needs of the animals within the therapy setting, multicultural...

  3. Confidentiality Rules for Posting

    Contributor(s): Rise VanFleet

  4. Goodbye, old friend: Prevention of the unnecessary surrendering of companion animals among the elderly

    Contributor(s): Karen Davis

    AbstractBackground: Every day families are surrendering pets to animal shelters as their elderly owners transition to new living arrangements or begin to have difficulty keeping up with the animal’s care. Yet, for many seniors, their pets are their closest family members, the givers...

  5. Concatenamento

    Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

     Abstract"A cat is a cat, and that's all" (English popular saying). Literature, poetry always open eyes where, usually, we would look not, for example the world of the other animals, sometimes close together “as if ...”;  but we know - at least - that what...

  6. Animal Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.

  7. Ashley and Thorpuppy

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.

  8. Bob and Axle

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.

  9. Chicken Help

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.

  10. For the Love of a Turkey

    Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of how a child with Anorexia was helped to overcome her illness and learn healthy coping skills through the animal assisted intervention of a Wild Thom Turkey in a animal assisted therepeutic program in Alberta Canada.