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Contributor(s):: Autumn O'Hara
Therapists work with many children with many different diagnoses. One of the most prevalent diagnosis is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent statistics, available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with ASD; which is a...
Public Perceptions of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs
Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Peter Hellyer, Louana Cheung, Lori Kogan
As service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs have become more prevalent in the USA, so too has the controversy surrounding their legitimacy. Yet, there is a lack of objective data regarding the public’s understanding of the role played by each of these types of animals, as...
New NICHD Funding Opportunities Announced
Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects
The NICHD has announced three new funding opportunities pertianing to human-animal interaction. The following comes courtesy of James Griffin, Deputy Chief of the Child Development and...
How is animal welfare addressed in Canada's emergency response plans?
Contributor(s):: Wittnich, C., Belanger, M.
In 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita clearly revealed that even in the United States the welfare of companion animals and nonhuman animals in the wild, zoo, or aquarium was not considered within the evacuation plans for their human caretakers (owners). The lack of proper planning and trained...
Management of large carnivores in Fennoscandia: New patterns of regional participation
Contributor(s):: Sandström, Camilla, Pillikka, Jani, Ratamäki, Outi, Sande, Allan
Countries are increasingly shifting responsibility for large carnivore management from central to local government authorities. The three countries in Fennoscandia—Finland, Norway, and Sweden—are no exception. In all three countries new approaches to large carnivore management have emerged,...
Brucellosis in the Greater Yellowstone area: disease management at the wildlife-livestock interface
Contributor(s):: Schumaker, B. A., Peck, D. E., Kauffman, M. E.
The process of building a new governmental authority based on public demands for improved animal welfare
Contributor(s):: Berg, C., Hammarstrcem, M.
Adult Protective Services and Animal Welfare: Should Animal Abuse and Neglect Be Assessed During Adult Protective Services Screening?
Contributor(s):: Peak, Terry, Ascione, Frank, Doney, Jylisa
AbleData: a resource of assistive technology information
Contributor(s):: Fitzpatrick, R. B.
The "revolving door" between regulatory agencies and industry: a problem that requires reconceptualizing objectivity
Contributor(s):: Meghani, Z., Kuzma, J.
There is a "revolving door" between federal agencies and the industries regulated by them. Often, at the end of their industry tenure, key industry personnel seek employment in government regulatory entities and vice versa. The flow of workers between the two sectors could bring about good....
Addendum to 'Is it time to rethink Healthy Start/Healthy Families' [Child Abuse & Neglect 28(6) (2004) 589-595]
Contributor(s):: Chaffin, Mark
Review of 'Designing & planning programs for nonprofit & government organizations'
Contributor(s):: Vinokur-Kaplan, Diane
History of guide dog use by veterans
Contributor(s):: Ostermeier, M.
The first guide dog school was established in Germany during World War I to care for German soldiers blinded in that war. Other schools in Germany followed. Observation by an American at one of the schools led to the creation of the first guide dog school in the United States in 1929, "The...