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Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of December 4, 2013 Conference)
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| Conference Proceedings
This is the report summarizing presentations and discussions at the December 4, 2013 conference hosted jointly by the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the National Intrepid Center for Excellence...
Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD
| Theses | Contributor(s): Allison M. Loy, Will Davis
Approximately 300,000 Post-9/11 veterans are identified as having post-traumatic stress disorder in this country but it’s estimated that only 1 in 3 asks for help. For those who do,...
Hee haw - donkey assisted therapy
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My name is Nancy Willard. I have a background in special education and law and currently focus on bullying prevention. (http://embraceciviity.org) I also own several donkeys.
The approach I...
The War Brain
| Magazine Articles | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona
This article discusses the impact of exposure to war zones on the human brain and compares it to the survival instincts of horses which are "prey animals" who depend on their...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): O'Haire, M. E., Guerin, N. A., Kirkham, A. C.
Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Center for Animal Welfare Science, Department of Comparative Pathobiology, College of...
Operation Delta Dog
Working with experienced trainers and positive-reinforcement methods, we rescue homeless dogs from Massachusetts shelters and breed-rescue groups and train them to work as service dogs with local...
Horse Back UK
In November 2008 Jock and Emma Hutchison moved with their young family to Ferrar just outside Aboyne in Aberdeenshire. Their plan was to set up a business using American Quarter Horses and western...
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Furst, Gennifer
Contemporary Justice Review
Taylor & Francis Ltd.
The Effect of Service Dog Partnership on the Mental Health Status of United States Veterans: A Quantitative Analysis Using the SF-36v2 Mental Health Survey
| Theses | Contributor(s): Colleen McLaughlin
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a historically significant problem for soldiers and Marines in the United States military. A host of recent research supports this claim, and lends itself...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
Frontiers in Psychology
Frontiers Research Foundation
O'Haire, Marguerite E., Center for the Human-Animal Bond, Department of...
Service dogs: offering help for PTSD
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Wilken, Stephanie A.
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Going to the Dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Miller, Peter R.
Headquarters Air Force Reserve Command Office of Public Affairs for the commander of the Air Force
New studies focus on service dogs and PTSD
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Kime, Patricia
Study will measure dogs' usefulness to vets with PTSD
Testing power of dogs' love
VA renews study of service dogs for PTSD
Paws of healing: Service dogs help soothe wounds of war
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Hemmerly-Brown, Alexandra
Army Chief of Public Affairs
The Healing Power of Dogs
| Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Collins, Elizabeth M.
U. S. Army Chief of Public Affairs
Cute dogs for a cause
| Journal Articles
Dogs Could Help Treat PTSD
Veterans of Foreign Wars