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The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty
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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...
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...
Pet-person social interaction in institutional settings : an ethnomethodological analysis
Contributor(s):: Sandra Yetta Fields
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...
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...
Employee Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue among Animal Caregivers: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study
Contributor(s):: Cavallaro, Liz
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...
Animal-Assisted Therapy and its Effects on Children in Schools
Contributor(s):: Jordan N. Putz
Animal-assisted therapy could be used in schools as a supportive intervention provided by school social workers. The purpose of this project was to explore how animal-assisted therapy in schools, specifically using dogs, could be a complimentary and supportive form of intervention provided by...
La zootherapie au Saguenay: Ampleur, perception et connaissance sur son utilisation dans les residences privees pour personnes agees
Contributor(s):: Tremblay, Sabrina
The impact of companion pets on the well-being of older adults
Contributor(s):: Than, Kim
Canine assisted therapy: A theoretical approach to understanding the therapeutic potential of the human-animal bond
Contributor(s):: Piper, Johanna
Animal-assisted therapy for emotionally disturbed children: A grant proposal
Contributor(s):: Madrid, Shaylin M.
Needs Assessment for Animal-Assisted Interventions: Factors Influencing Implementation of Dogs as Judiciary Aids in Criminal Justice Processes in CPS Cases
Contributor(s):: MacNamara, Maureen
The study presents findings from a needs assessment exploring the critical features or core elements that bear on professionals regarding the inclusion of dogs as judiciary aides in the investigation and prosecution of child maltreatment cases. Specifically, the objectives of the current needs...
From traditional to equine-assisted psychotherapy: Mental health practitioners' experiences
Contributor(s):: Lee, Ping-Tzu
The lived experiences of the effects of companion animal ownership on adaptation to conjugal grief: A phenomenological study
Contributor(s):: Gabel, Mark F.
An exploratory study of the therapeutic elements that operate between therapy dogs and students with mental health disorders
Contributor(s):: Geist, Tracy S.
Action research to expand HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) teams in the United States
Contributor(s):: Eaton-Stull, Yvonne
A supplementary intervention utilizing service dogs with veterans diagnosed with PTSD: A grant proposal
Contributor(s):: Dillon, Jacqueline
Therapeutic horsemanship and children adopted from foster care: A case study analysis using mixed methods
Contributor(s):: Cody, Patricia Anne
Volunteer observations of animal-assisted therapy
Contributor(s):: Connors, Colleen Ann