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Equine-Facilitated Therapy and Trauma: Current Knowledge, Future Needs
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Contributor(s):: Marlys Staudt, Donna Cherry
Equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a relatively new treatment for trauma and PTSD. EFT as well as animal assisted interventions in general have been introduced and implemented in mental health treatment for children and adults, though the research in support of these interventions has not kept...
Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers
Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur
Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...
Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature
Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos
A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...
Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions
Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson
Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...
An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy
Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner
As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...
Contributor(s):: Sherry Steine Ross
For those applying for a Facility Dog or Companion Dog – please email us to request an application and it will be emailed to you.For those applying for a PTSD or Psychiatric Service Dog, Diabetic Alert Dog, Hearing Dog, or Autism Service Dog, Mobility Assist Dog please follow...
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center
Contributor(s):: Emilio Figueroa
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals living with disabilities.Cornerstone was founded on the guiding principles of service to others, commitment to our community, education, and making a positive impact in...
How Are Service Dogs for Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Integrated with Rehabilitation in Denmark? A Case Study
Contributor(s):: Charlotte Glintborg, Tia GB Hansen
A severe mental illness like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is known to have psychosocial consequences that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Research in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has revealed that the presence of a dog can have a positive effect on health, e.g., increase...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...
Northwest Battle Buddies
Empowering combat veterans with PTSD to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge — Serving our Veterans who served us all.
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center
7 Star Therapeutic Riding Center, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, provides equine assisted therapy to physically and mentally challenged individuals. Our highly trained instructors are certified through PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic...
Contributor(s):: Deedee O’Brien
Employing horses in a working farm environment, Challenge Unlimited at Ironstone Farm provides beneficial therapy for people with a wide range of physical, emotional and cognitive disabilities. It uses the horse’s unique ability to enhance a person’s movements and touch a...
The K-9 Courage Program is a charitable healthcare donation program that provides financial and in-kind product donations that support retired police and military K-9s as well as service dogs currently in action. Program contributions help assure caregivers that these courageous and loyal dogs...
Mutts 4 the Military
Mutts 4 the Military rescues dogs from high-kill shelters and places them where they are needed themost—with veterans and active duty military personnel. These dogs are vetted, trained, and certified asemotional support companions at no cost to the recipient. We will also help with any...
Flames to Hope
Flames to Hope, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization in Noble, Oklahoma dedicated to healing hearts and providing hope, love and laughter to people of all ages and abilities. All our minis are rescued or adopted due to extenuating circumstances, rehabilitated and trained for miniature...
Animal-assisted prolonged exposure: a treatment of survivors of sexual assault suffering posttraumatic stress disorder
Contributor(s):: Lefkowitz, Carin Marice, Prout, Maurice F., Bleiberg, Efrain, Paharia, Indira, Debiak, Dennis