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  1. It's the Journey: The Developmental and Attachment Implications of Animal Assisted Play Therapy(TM) for Children in Emergency Housing

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    | Contributor(s):: Katharine Penzo Wenocur

    BACKGROUND: Child homelessness is correlated with a wide range of health and psychosocial challenges including poor school performance, juvenile justice involvement, and heightened risk of exposure to early-life violence and trauma. Despite this, participation in therapy tends to be low. Animal...

  2. Walk by Faith Therapeutic Riding

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    Walk By Faith Therapeutic Riding is a Faith based therapeutic activities program founded to help others feel independence and belonging through the use of horses. In our Children's Program we service individuals with special needs in hopes to show them the love and freedom that our horse...

  3. Riding for Dreams

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    Riding For Dreams is Therapeutic Riding Program, found in Southeast North Dakota. Our inspiration stems from our passion and love for children and horses. We have witnessed the benefits that children with special needs achieve with the assistance of equine therapy. We have a desire to give all...

  4. Wings of Eagles Ranch

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    Wings of Eagles Ranch is a place where symbols of limitations transform into limitless possibilities, where one develops self-esteem and muscle tone, and you can be challenged and helped to grow physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. We are a non-profit (501)(c)(3) organization...

  5. Walk With Me

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    Walk With Me is a non-profit equine therapy organization focused on the psychological healing of those suffering the effects of trauma, addiction, loss, and poverty. 

  6. Spirit Horse Ranch

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  7. Saving Grace Farm

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    Saving Grace Farm is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers equine assisted activities for people with special needs, disabilities, youth at-risk, seniors, veterans, and those who have experienced trauma.  The services of the farm are open to people from all walks of life, giving us...

  8. The role of animal-assisted therapy in initial psychotherapy sessions with adolescents

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    | Contributor(s):: Erin B. Stromberg

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) is defined as "a goal directed intervention in which an animal, meeting specific criteria, is an integral part of the treatment process" (Nebbe, 1995, p. 40). Since its first introduction into the scientific community in the 1960s, AAT has grown in both...

  9. Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program

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    Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program is a not-for-profit organization founded by Eileen Van Houten in 1991 that provides equine assisted activities and therapy to children and adults with a variety of physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities. Students who participate...

  10. Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    Dayspring Therapeutic Equestrian Center is a registered non-profit 501(c) organisation. Each and every one of our riders offers something unique and contribute their own flair to what makes Dayspring so special. As our programs are designed to benefit individuals with a wide variety of...

  11. Development of a Dog-Assisted Activity Program in an Elementary Classroom

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    | Contributor(s):: Cinzia Correale, Lara Crescimbene, Marta Borgi, Francesca Cirulli

    Here we describe a pilot Dog-Assisted Activity program that was designed to improve wellbeing and social integration in a multi-cultural elementary classroom in which some episodes of bullying had been reported. We developed a 5-encounters protocol with the aim of introducing pet dogs into the...

  12. Compadres Therapy, Inc.

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    The Compadres Therapy, Inc. Board of Directors and staff believe in teaming together with health and educational professionals and animals to explore the healing and educational effect of the human/animal bond. ´╗┐Compadres Therapy, Inc. is a nonprofit corporation that offers custom built equine...

  13. Social rivalry triggers visual attention in children with autism spectrum disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Marine Grandgeorge, Yentl Gautier, Pauline Brugaillères, Inès Tiercelin, Carole Jacq, Marie-Claude Lebret, Martine Hausberger

    Visual social attention is central to social functioning and learning and may act as a reinforcer. Social rivalry, which occurs when an individual is excluded from dyadic interactions, can promote interspecific learning by triggering attention. We applied it to an animal-assisted intervention,...

  14. Campfire Creek

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    Established in 2005, Emily Oliver answered the call to provide a therapeutic horseback riding center in the Ellis County area.  Set in the beautiful, rolling landscape of south Waxahachie, Campfire Creek offers a quiet country atmosphere to its participants and equine therapists. Since its...

  15. Riverwood Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Equine assisted activities help to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor development as well as emotional well being. Founded in 1995, Riverwood is a 501 (c)(3) charitable corporation serving 120 individuals weekly. We are a PATH Intl. (Professional Association of...

  16. Heroes and Horses: Veteran and Equine Experiences with Equine Facilitated Learning and Therapy

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    | Contributor(s):: Karen Elizabeth Krob

    Equine-based programs with goals of helping Veterans and those involved in Veterans' lives are quickly gaining in number and popularity. A number of hypotheses exist as to why such programs might be effective, but what is the experience of those participating in such programs? Further, it...

  17. Prancing Horse

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    Prancing Horse Inc. is a PATH Premier Accredited therapeutic riding center that provides a needed service to persons in the Sandhills NC area. We have been headquartered in Moore County, NC for the past 30 years, providing service to our local communities. Our active board members and motivated...

  18. NC Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center (NCTRC) empowers children and adults with physical, mental, emotional and social challenges to create more active, healthy and fulfilling lives through equine assisted activities and therapies. NCTRC will be a transformative center where...

  19. Mitey Riders

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    Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a therapeutic riding program located in Weddington, NC. Mitey Riders is home to 5+ PATH International Certified Instructors, 75+ special needs children (and their families!), and many amazing equine partners. Misty Meadows Mitey Riders is a PATH Intl. Premier...

  20. Mephibosheth Farms Angelic Riders, Inc.

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    Mephibosheth Farm, established in 2002, is a beautiful nonprofit 501(c)(3) therapeutic horseback riding facility located near Wingate, NC.  With two PATH certified instructors, volunteers and specially trained horses we offer traditional riding, instruction or recreation, for any level or...