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  1. The link between recurrent childhood animal cruelty and recurrent interpersonal violence

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    | Contributor(s):: Caleb E. Trentham

    In the early 1960s, researchers began to examine the potential link between childhood animal cruelty and future interpersonal violence. Findings since then have been inconsistent in establishing a relationship between the two. This may be due to researchers failing to measure the recurrency of...

  2. 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...

  3. Effects of Human Disturbance on Physiology, Behavior, and Ornamentation in the Eastern Bluebird

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Marjorie Gillespie

    Overall, few studies have focused on anthropogenic disturbance on wildlife physiology. Research has typically focused on how environmentally contaminated areas or anthropogenic disturbance (e.g. noise, human activity) influences biodiversity, community structure and behavior of individual...

  4. Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship

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    MVTH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to offering therapeutic riding to children and adults living with disabilities, to help them achieve greater physical strength and flexibility while working on communication skills and developing emotionally-rewarding bonds with horses. It...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. The Way Humans Behave Modulates the Emotional State of Piglets

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    | Contributor(s):: Sophie Brajon, Jean-Paul Laforest, Océane Schmitt, Nicholas Devillers

    The emotional state can influence decision-making under ambiguity. Cognitive bias tests (CBT) proved to be a promising indicator of the affective valence of animals in a context of farm animal welfare. Although it is well-known that humans can influence the intensity of fear and reactions of...

  9. 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. 

  10. The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions

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    | Contributor(s):: Joel Bignell

    The Ethics of Interspecies Interactions. This report is written to inquire as to whether there are certain circumstances when bestiality is morally permissible. There may be a point where an animal has a sufficiently high degree of freedom and intelligence, among other things, to qualify as a...

  11. Life vs. Unlife: Interspecies Solidarity and Companionism in Contemporary American Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Barnaby McLaughlin

    This dissertation explores the representations of interspecies relationships in contemporary American literature. In recent years, interdisciplinary attention, variously referred to under the umbrella categories of Posthumanism," "Human-Animal Studies," "Animality...

  12. Spirit Horse Ranch

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  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Being with Bees: An Anthropological Study on Human-Animal Relations in Southern Beekeeping

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    | Contributor(s):: Kori Nadine Armstrong

    This thesis investigates the complex and dynamic communicative relationship between beekeepers and their managed honey bee colonies, providing insight into the relationship between bees, their stewards, and the interface between nature and culture. It also helps unravel the ways in which this...

  16. The Dog in Roman Peasant Life

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    | Contributor(s):: Kyle deSandes-Moyer

    Dogs have been a part of civilization for thousands of years and have maintained one of the closest animal relationships with humans that exist today. The following research seeks to understand this connection during antiquity. This study answers the question of what roles the dog filled during...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...