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The power of support from companion animals for people living with mental health problems: a systematic review and narrative synthesis of the evidence
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| Contributor(s):: Helen Louise Brooks, Kelly Rushton, Karina Lovell, Penny Bee, Lauren Walker, Laura Grant, Anne Rogers
There is increasing recognition of the therapeutic function pets can play in relation to mental health. However, there has been no systematic review of the evidence related to the comprehensive role of companion animals and how pets might contribute to the work associated with managing a...
K9s From Carrie
Minnesota-based K9s From Carrie is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the United States to shine light on mental health awareness through education and the pairing of individuals with dogs to help manage mental illness and reduce suicide. We believe people of all ages and backgrounds suffering...
Ther-Equine Therapeutic Riding Center
Ther-Equine’s mission is to promote and enhance the welfare of individuals with disabilities by providing a program of therapeutic, educational, and recreational value: and further, to empower individuals who are mentally, physically and/or emotional challengedthrough the use of horses,...
One Heart Wild
One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary is a trauma informed nonprofit organization offering services that address the four pillars in humane education: human rights and well-being, animal protection and welfare, environmental stewardship, and cultural issues that affect an indvidual's...
SoulPaws, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers unique and evidence-based animal-assisted therapy experiences to people impacted by eating disorders and other mental health issues. With every workshop, SoulPaws aims to decrease shame, increase compassion, and inspire...
Our mission is to provide children and young adults, including those with physical, emotional and developmental challenges, multiple opportunities for advancing their personal developmental goals in a safe family environment that optimizes peer interaction and community...
Natural Connections: A Recommendation to Implement an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program within the Shakopee MdewakantonSioux Community
| Contributor(s):: Heidi Simon
Currently the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community does not have an Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) program. The purpose of this project was to research AAT programs that exist in First Nation Communities. The ultimate goal was to present evidence to support the implementation of a culturally...
Zooterapie z pohledu zdravotnického pracovníka
| Contributor(s):: Sandra Línková
Bakalářská práce pojednává o zooterapii a náhledu na ni ze strany zdravotnického personálu a laiků, kteří se o ní zajímají a pracují s ní. Skládá se ze dvou částí -...
KUMPPANINA LEMMIKKI : Opas lemmikkieläimen hankkimisen ja omistamisen tueksi
| Contributor(s):: Anniina Niska, Merja Salovaara
Toimintaterapia on kuntoutusta, jossa kuntoutuja ja toimintaterapeutti työskentelevät yhteistyössä kuntoutujan toimintamahdollisuuksien lisäämiseksi. Toiminnan terapeuttisen käytön avulla tuetaan kuntoutujan toiminnallista suoriutumista hänelle...
Attitudes and Perceptions of Pet Owners' Understanding of and Satisfaction with the Pet Memorialization Industry
| Contributor(s):: Donna Lipari
This thesis explores the bond between owners and their pets and the grief that is experienced upon the death of a companion animal. The goal of this study was to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of pet owners who have lost a pet in the last 5 years, focusing specifically on the pet...
Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique
| Contributor(s):: May, D. K., Seivert, N. P., Cano, A., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...
Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature
| Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.
The impact of animals on patient wellbeing
| Contributor(s):: Williams, B.
Occupational Stress & Compassion Fatigue: The effects on workers in animal-related occupations
| Contributor(s):: Rebekah Scotney
The study of occupational stress and compassion fatigue in personnel working in animal related occupations has gained momentum over the last decade. The impact of these conditions on employee mental wellbeing, workplace productivity and morale is notable and has become more recognised by those...
Companion Paws Canada
Companion Paws Canada is dedicated to supporting Canadians in need while providing a second chance for pets by rescuing, training and pairing them with those who would benefit from a companion therapy animal trained with the highest standards practiced at Therapy Dogs International by our own...
Jun 21 2017
The Human Animal Bond and Companion Animals: Implications for Animal Welfare, Society, and Veterinarians
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...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
| Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on...
Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene
The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...