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  1. Triads in Equine-Assisted Social Work Enhance Therapeutic Relationships with Self-Harming Adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Catharina Carlsson

    Despite an increasing number of studies, there is still a lack of knowledge about the unique features that underlie the process in equine assisted social work (EASW). This study aimed to reveal, through qualitative methods, the dyads within the triad that become stronger during the process of...

  2. Sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta toimintakyvyn tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Susanna Haapiainen

    Tutkimuksen tavoitteena oli selvittää, kuinka vaikuttavaa sosiaalipedagoginen hevostoiminta on siihen osallistuneiden toimintakyvyn kannalta. Tämä vaikuttavuus toimintakykyyn selvitettiin asiakkaiden omasta näkökulmasta katsoen. Tutkimuksessa käytettiin kahta...

  3. "Eläinavusteisilla menetelmillä on niinku isompi potentiaali käsillä kuin mitä me ehkä välttämättä edes ymmärretäänkään" : eläinavusteisuuden merkitykset tunne- ja vuorovaikutustaitojen harjoittelussa asiakkaan, ammattilaisen ja sosiaalialan näkökulm

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    | Contributor(s):: Katri Oijennus, Riikka Valo

    Sosiaalialalla tapahtuu merkittäviä muutoksia sosiaalihuoltolakiuudistuksen sekä tulevan maakunta- eli sote-uudistuksen myötä. Nämä muutokset näkyvät monitasoisesti myös työkentillä asiakastyöhön juurrutettavien uusien...

  4. Unintended Rehabilitation: A Comparative Analysis of Prison Animal Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Mielissa Beseres

    Prison Animal Programs (PAPs) are built on the foundation of the human-animal bond. Integrating animals into correctional settings through a therapeutic approach could potentially influence many individuals as prisons continue to increase their capacity. In this comparative analysis, the United...

  5. The Case for Humane Education in Social Work Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein

    Humane education is a form of education focusing on the intersectionality between human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. It is a solution-focused discipline striving for a healthier world for people, the environment, and animals. The argument throughout this banded...

  6. 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 is...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/544

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

    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Yetta Fields

  12. Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings

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

  13. Psychosocial Equine Program for Veterans

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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/391

  18. 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

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

    | Contributor(s):: Cavallaro, Liz

  20. 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,...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/428