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Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships. We have 5 staff members and more than 100...
K9s For Warriors
K9s For Warriors is dedicated to providing service canines to our warriors suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disability, traumatic brain injury and/or military sexual trauma as a result of military service post 9/11. Our goal is to empower them to return to civilian life with dignity and...
Doc's Dogs for Vets
Doc's Dogs For Vets is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded by the Pleitez family in honor of Spc. Benjamin C. Pleitez, an Army medic, who died in Afghanistan July 27, 2012.After Ben died, the family was able to meet with some of the returning soldiers, and in doing so, they began to...
Heartland Canines for Veterans
Heartland Canines for Veterans, Inc. is a nonprofit, 501c3 organizations that provides service dogs to veterans and assists with the training of the dogs. The mission of our organization is to provide service dogs for disabled veterans and to promote the pet industry. We believe by offering...
Gateway HorseWorks, a 501(c)(3) public charity, offers transformative Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Services to children, adults, and families in a healing, farm-based environment.Since 2011, Executive Director Kristen de Marco has been providing EAGALA Model ® Equine Assisted Growth &...
En kritisk gjennomgang av dyreassistert terapi i behandling av posttraumatisk stresslidelse = A critical review of animal assisted therapy in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder
Contributor(s):: Stav Jørgensen, Christina
Legions Pause Funding PTSD Service Dogs Over Training Concerns (Ottawa Promises Standards to regulate "Wild West" Animal Market)
This is an online article by Molly Segal of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reporting that "Some provincial branches of the Royal Canadian Legion are no longer using poppy funds to help pay for service dogs to treat post-traumatic stress disorder for veterans." The...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of June 12, 2014 Conference)
This is the summary of the second conference hosted by the Bob Woodward Foundation on the potential use of service dogs to treat Veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The first was held in December of 2013.The Executive SummaryOn June 12, 2014,...
Healing Therapy: A New Role for Man's Best Friend (Report of December 4, 2013 Conference)
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 (NICoE; associated with Walter Reed Army Medical Center, located in Bethesda, MD). The conclusions...
Dogs Help Veterans Cope with PTSD
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, different kinds of therapy can help to manage the after effects of trauma. Many veterans find comfort from pets.
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
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 primal instincts for survival. The article attempts to relabel the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: a systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Guerin, N. A., Kirkham, A. C.
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 veterans who are suffering with TBI and PTSD.Assistance animals are a practical and successful way to...
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 riding to explore the beautiful scenery of Royal Deeside. That Christmas several friends, many of...
Prisoners, pups, and PTSD: the grass roots response to veterans with PTSD
Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer
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
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 to the question of why more is not being done to help those who suffer from combat related stress...
Animal-Assisted Intervention for trauma: A systematic literature review
Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Guérin, Noémie A., Alison Claire Kirkham
Service dogs: offering help for PTSD
Contributor(s):: Wilken, Stephanie A.
Going to the Dogs
Contributor(s):: Miller, Peter R.