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The relationship between companion animals and loneliness among rural adolescents
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Contributor(s):: Keri Black
The relationship between loneliness and companion animal bonding was explored among 293 rural adolescents. Participants from two ethnically diverse southwestern high schools completed self-report measures of loneliness, pet ownership, companion animal attachment, and social support. Pet owners...
Social-emotional adjustment and pet ownership among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder
Contributor(s):: Amanda Ward, Nicole Arola, Amy Bohnert, Rebecca Lieb
Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often experience poor social-emotional adjustment and interactions with peers, but taking care of a family pet may serve as a buffer. This study utilized 81 parent-adolescent dyads to examine how dimensions of pet ownership (responsibility,...
The Impact of Wilderness Therapy: Utilizing an Integrated Care Approach
Contributor(s):: Anita Tucker, Christine Lynn Norton, Steven M. DeMille, Jessalyn Hobson
The Development of Prosocial Behavior in Adolescents: A Mixed Methods Study from NOLS
Contributor(s):: Nate Furman, Jim Sibthorp
Promoting resiliency in adolescent girls through adventure programming
Contributor(s):: Anja Whittington, Jeffery E. Aspelmeier, Nadine W. Budbill
This study examined whether participation in an adventure program increased the resiliency of adolescent girls. Eighty-seven girls who participated in Dirt Divas, a non-profit, adventure program, completed the Resiliency Scale for Children and Adolescents® before and after their...
Adolescent Coping Styles and Outdoor Education: Searching for the Mechanisms of Change
Contributor(s):: James T. Neill, Bernd Heubeck
Study of the levels of human-human and human-animal empathy in veterinary medical students from Chile
Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D.
Social relationships are based on our ability to put ourselves in the place of others, and from there to react appropriately and logically. This empathic ability can be extended to other species, based on the human ability to develop techniques to understand and communicate with animals. In...
Autism and Equine-Assisted Interventions: A Systematic Mapping Review
Contributor(s):: McDaniel Peters, B. C., Wood, W.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D.
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Yap, E.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy: A unique relational therapy for children and adolescents
Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.
Kids and Canines
Our mission of serving disadvantaged youth at Kids and Canines is twofold:To give at-risk youth the support, tools and opportunities to empower themselves and improve their lives, and;Provide trained dogs to individuals looking for emotional support from a dog, and to those...
It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Children's Books
Contributor(s):: Janet Alsup
Animals appearing in children’s books are nothing new. From The Cat in the Hat and The Velveteen Rabbit, to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Olivia the Pig, animals are a recurrent presence in popular picture books. There are also many memorable animal figures in novels popular with teens,...
Understanding Adolescents' Categorisation of Animal Species
Contributor(s):: Melanie Connor, Alistair B Lawrence
Categorisations are a means of investigating cognitive maps. The present study, for the first time, investigates adolescents’ spontaneous categorisation of 34 animal species. Furthermore, explicit evaluations of 16 selected animals in terms of their perceived utility and likeability were...
A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents
Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell
Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...
A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity
Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley
Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...
The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty
Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews
In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...
Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Terre Blanche
In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the field of psychology, due to many reported benefits, which include the value of the use of the horse as...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services