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  1. "Koira tuo jotenkin niinkun läsnäolollaan rohkeutta siihen puhumiseen ja olemiseen" : Alakouluikäisten kokemuksia koira-avusteisuudesta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä

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    | Contributor(s):: Tanja Pitkänen

    Tämän opinnäytetyön tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinavusteisuutta alakouluikäisten oppilaiden näkökulmasta koulukuraattorin kanssa työskentelyssä. Tutkimus toteutettiin haastattelemalla kuutta alakouluikäistä oppilasta, joiden kanssa...

  2. The Role of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Communication Skills of Children with Autism

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Friedrich

    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulties with social communication and prosocial behaviors. Due to a lack of social communication and social interaction skills among children with ASD, special education teachers are tasked with providing meaningful social...

  3. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...

  4. "Eläinavusteisilla menetelmillä on niinku isompi potentiaali käsillä kuin mitä me ehkä välttämättä edes ymmärretäänkään" : eläinavusteisuuden merkitykset tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen harjoittelussa asiakkaan, ammattilaisen ja sosiaalialan näkökulm

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    | Contributor(s):: Katri Oijennus, Riikka Valo

    Sosiaalialalla tapahtuu merkittäviä muutoksia sosiaalihuoltolakiuudistuksen sekä tulevan maakunta- eli sote-uudistuksen myötä. Nämä muutokset näkyvät monitasoisesti myös työkentillä asiakastyöhön juurrutettavien uusien...

  5. The Effect of Therapeutic Horseback Riding on Balance and Self-Efficacy in Children with Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Alexandra Smola, Lauren Hurley

    Therapeutic horseback riding (THR) has positive health related outcomes in children with developmental disabilities. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of a 10-week THR intervention on balance and task-specific self-efficacy in children with developmental disabilities....

  6. Eläinavusteinen interventio : asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin : kirjaprojekti

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    | Contributor(s):: Eeva Kahilaniemi

    Eläinavusteinen interventio – asiakkaan toiminnallisuuden tukeminen koira-avusteisin menetelmin on opinnäytetyö, jonka tuotoksena toteutin saman nimisen oppikirjan. Toiminnallisena opinnäytetyönä tehty kirja on suunnattu sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen...

  7. Ei haukku haavaa tee : esite koira-avusteisesta kasvatus- ja kuntoutustyöstä

    | Contributor(s):: Inka Kansi, Anni Kauppinen

    Koirien merkitystä ihmisten hyvinvoinnin kannalta on viime vuosina käsitelty tutkimuksissa ja mediassa laajasti. Opinnäytetyön tavoitteena oli tuottaa sosiaali-, terveys- ja kasvatusalojen ammattilaisille suunnattu esite yhteistyössä Koirat kasvatus- ja...

  8. Educação assistida por animais : intervenção em crianças com alterações de comportamento

    | Contributor(s):: Ãngela Maria Dias de Vilhena e Mascarenhas

    A realização deste estudo terá a intenção de levantar a possibilidade e verificar a exequibilidade da implementação de projectos / programas de Intervenções Assistidas por Animais / Educação Assistida por Animais...

  9. The efficacy of therapy dogs as teaching adjuncts in promoting empathy in preschool children

    | Contributor(s):: Michael Jeffrey Donaldson

    The purpose of this study was to present empirical evidence about the efficacy of using therapy dogs as teacher adjuncts in schools to promote the social and emotional skills of preschool-aged children. Across a nine-week period of time, preschool-aged children assigned to the treatment condition...

  10. Koirakuuntelijat : koira-avusteinen työskentely koulukiusaamiseen puuttumisessa

    | Contributor(s):: Merja Lundelin

    Kehittämistyöni tavoitteena oli tehdä koulukiusaamisprojektista projektisuunnitelma. Hankkeen aloitteentekijänä on Suomen Karva-Kaverit ry. Kehittämistyöni aihe on hyvin ajankohtainen, koska koulukiusaamiseen kiinnitetään huomiota joka...

  11. Human - animal interaction and the benefits to mental health: A phenomenological study

    | Contributor(s):: Jasmin Jau

    The prevalence of mental illness is a major concern in Australia and worldwide. It is one of the leading causes of disability in Australia and it is estimated that globally one in four people will experience a mental illness at some point in their life. One of the lesser known therapies and...

  12. Beliefs About Animal Assisted Interventions Among Medical Social Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Gyda D. Boyd

    Animal‑Assisted Intervention (AAI) is used to significantly reduce pain, lower blood pressure, decrease anxiety, and help ease depression in people with a range of health problems; however, it is not readily used in the hospital setting. Research involving the Human‑Animal Bond (HAB) is well...

  13. Eläimet työhyvinvoinnin tukena : palvelumalli eläinavusteiseen työskentelyyn

    | Contributor(s):: Pauliina Mielonen

    Tämä opinnäytetyö toteutui työelämälähtöisenä tutkimuksellisena kehittämishankkeena, jonka tavoitteena oli tuottaa Finla Työterveys Oy:lle työhyvinvointia tukeva palvelumalli eläinavusteiseen työskentelyyn. Tarkoituksena...

  14. Eficácia da intervenção assistida por animais na autopercepção de saúde, autoestima, sintomas depressivos e qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde em idosos residentes em instituição de longa permanência

    | Contributor(s):: Renata Coelho Freire Batista Queiroz

    O envelhecimento populacional e as mudanças na dinâmica familiar estão levando um número maior de pessoas a residirem em Instituições de Longa Permanência (ILPI), refletindo na qualidade de vida dos idosos. Algumas terapias não medicamentosas...

  15. A Powerful Approach or the Power of Horses: Is Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy an Effective Technique or the Natural Effect of Horses?

    | Contributor(s):: Jessica S. Iwachiw

    The lives of humans and animals have been intertwined through time immemorial, and in many instances the relationship between humans and animals has been thought to be good for human well-being. As such, it is not surprising that treatments for a wide range of ailments, from physical to...

  16. A Quantitative Study of Animal-Assisted Interventions with Youth Who Have Experienced Maltreatment

    | Contributor(s):: Meghan Elizabeth Anderson

    Youth who have experienced maltreatment (abuse, neglect, exposure to violence) typically exhibit worse life outcomes (lower graduation rates, higher incident of substance use, unplanned pregnancies, etc.). Effective therapeutic interventions are important to combat these negative effects. Animal...

  17. The Experiences of the Central Texas Elderly and Animal-Assisted Interventions in Assisted-Living Facilities via Medicalization

    | Contributor(s):: Heather Nicole Yonce

    Medicalization is defined as a “process in which personal and social problems and behaviors have come to be viewed as diseases or medical problems that the medical and allied health professionals have a mandate to ‘treat’” (Kaufman 1994, 45-46). Medicalization is enacted...

  18. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen

    Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...

  19. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    | Contributor(s):: Ingeborg Pedersen

    Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  20. Evaluation of animal welfare in dogs working with animal assisted interventions for elderly people with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Borghild Njaerheim Barstad

    Animal assisted interventions (AAI) have a beneficial effect on human health, but little research is done on the impact this kind of work has on the animals involved. The aim of this study is to evaluate the welfare of dogs working with AAI for elderly people with dementia during a period of 12...