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  1. Feature Story: Therapy dogs bring relief for stressed-out students

    Contributor(s):: Costa Maragos

    Dogs can bring great comfort to people dealing with stress. Now research shows there are many therapeutic benefits to bringing therapy dogs to university campuses to help stressed-out students, particularly during final exam time. “We found that dogs offer students love and support. This...

  2. The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty

    Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews

    In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...

  3. For human needs, some veterinary clinics are turning to a professional: Social workers see a place for themselves in veterinary practice

    Contributor(s):: Larkin, M.

  4. Social Worker Perceptions of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy

    Contributor(s):: Melanie Woolen

        This research study examines factors that influence a social worker’s willingness to utilize animals in therapy, specifically equine assisted psychotherapy. Equine assisted psychotherapy is an experiential therapy involving horses for the treatment of mental and...

  5. Oct 07 2017

    5th International Veterinary Social Work Summit

    The 5th International Veterinary Social Work Summit will include an animal-assisted interventions workshop, Mediators without Borders conflict resolution coach training and Mediators without...

  6. Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis

    Contributor(s):: Sandra Yetta Fields

  7. Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings

    Contributor(s):: Holcombe, T. Melissa, Strand, Elizabeth B., Nugent, William R., Ng, Zenithson Y.

  8. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans

    Contributor(s):: Ferruolo, D. M.

  9. Without a home but not without a companion: an ethnographic study

    Contributor(s):: Catherine M. Riley

    This study aims to explore the personal perspective of people who are homeless and their pet companions. This study examines the benefits and challenges of the homeless pet owner in Sacramento, CA. The study’s purpose is to discuss the benefits and challenges as well as further explore the...

  10. Animal-assisted interventions: an integral piece of the collaborative treatment plan

    Contributor(s):: Maureen Renee Faiola

    This qualitative study was designed using a combination of research methods to explore the benefits of using animal-assisted therapy with vulnerable populations. An analysis of the literature revealed that animal-assisted therapy is a long-standing method of treatment but there is limited...

  11. Human-Animal Bonds I: The Relational Significance of Companion Animals

    Contributor(s):: Walsh, Froma

  12. A Narrative Review of Qualitative and Quantitative Research in Equine-assisted Social Work or Therapy – Addressing Gaps and Contradictory Results

    Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson

    This article reviews the published literature narrative about equine-assisted or equine-facilitated social work or therapy, a growing area of interventions. The purpose is to shed light on gaps and contradictory results in previous studies between 2000-2014. The goal is to assist practitioners...

  13. Jul 11 2016

    IAHAIO 2016

    UNVEILING A NEW PARADIGM: HAI in the mainstream- Our Mission is to share a new vision and status of HAI in society- Our Outcomes are measurable across quantitative, qualitative and mixed research...

  14. Social Work, Animal-Assisted Therapies and Ethical Considerations: A Programme Example from Central Queensland, Australia

    Contributor(s):: Taylor, Nik, Fraser, Heather, Signal, Tania, Prentice, Kathy

  15. Employee Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue among Animal Caregivers: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study

    Contributor(s):: Cavallaro, Liz

  16. May 12 2016

    Animals on the Mind: Institute for Human-Animal Connection Practitioners Conference 2016

    The Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC) at the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to announce our 2nd Biennial Practitioners Conference, Animals on the Mind,...

  17. Animal-Assisted Interventions (AAI)

    AAI (Animal-Assisted Interventions) is a term referring to a wide variety of interventions involving animals in order to improve the quality of life for humans. Each type of intervention is...

  18. Fondation Adrienne et Pierre Sommer

    The Adrienne and Pierre Sommer Foundation is France’s only private, independent, not-for-profit organization devoted to human-animal interaction (HAI). The Foundation supports the development of HAI practices that contribute to the well-being and integration of the most fragile members of...

  19. Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings

    Contributor(s):: Holcombe, T. Melissa, Strand, Elizabeth B., Nugent, William R., Ng, Zenithson Y.

  20. Social Work Services in Small Animal Private Practice Settings: A Veterinarian's Perspective

    Contributor(s):: Natalie K. Leiferman

    Humans share a strong bond with animals, when a pet becomes sick or dies an owner can feel extreme grief and bereavement. Research studies have shown that some veterinarians feel they are inadequately trained to handle the pet owner’s feelings of grief and loss. Social workers could have a...