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  1. Apr 05 2017

    Animal-Assisted Interventions: An Incredible Range of Therapeutic Benefits

    This informative and interactive seminar provides an array of animal-assisted interventions and clinical techniques that will greatly improve your client outcomes in a broad range of areas,...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/530

  2. Therapeutic activities associating the animal, for a better quality of life in the hospital

    Contributor(s):: Didier Vernay

    It is common to say or publish that the Animal-AAA Therapeutic Activities in the hospital are pioneers. This statement becomes false. In France, we now have a history, theoretical foundations, concepts, programs and current experiments that deny this position (ref. "The dog: a partner of...

  3. Animals in recovery: how to develop an animal therapy program at a residential treatment facility for people with a mental health diagnosis

    Contributor(s):: Sarah Ann Kintz

    Animal therapy has many health benefits for people and can be incorporated into the mental health recovery process. People with a mental health diagnosis can suffer from many negative mental health symptoms. Currently there is not a formal animal therapy program for people living at a residential...

  4. Healing partners: The integration of a therapy animal in feminist family therapy

    Contributor(s):: Rogers, Teresa

    This qualitative Delphi study explored the impact that a therapy animal may have when integrated into a therapy setting with couples and families. Specifically, this study's goal was to understand how the inclusion of a therapy animal impacts the feminist family therapist's ability to develop a...

  5. The influence of therapy dogs on reading fluency and reading motivation

    Contributor(s):: Conte, Jessica Kerrigan

    This dissertation outlines the need for more to be done to help general education students succeed in reading within the public school system. It presents current data surrounding public education and potential sources to improve reading among young students. It explores the research surrounding...

  6. ‘Bringing respite in the burden of illness’—Dog handlers’ experience of visiting older persons with dementia together with a therapy dog

    Contributor(s):: Swall, Anna, Ebbeskog, Britt, Hagelin, Carina Lundh, Fagerberg, Ingegerd

  7. Caring Paws

    Caring Paws is a non-profit, tax exempt (501(c)(3), volunteer organization, who along with our registered Pet Partners animals (dogs, cats, pocket pets, etc.) serve the Greater Lafayette, Indiana area.  We provide animal assisted interactions to a wide variety of groups.Some of the groups we...

  8. Careing Paws

    CAREing Paws, Inc. is a local group of registered therapy teams in Georgia that conduct visits in places such as nursing homes, hospitals, libraries and schools. We are a network of compassionate individuals who are willing to share our special animals in order to bring joy and happiness to others.

  9. Grand Valley Equine Assisted Learning Center (GVEALC)

    GVEALC's mission is to provide opportunities with horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing.  Our population includes children, adults of all abilities, as well as veterans, law enforcement officers, victims and those in need of powerful healing.  We operate the horse...

  10. Fuzzy Therapy Miniature Horses, Inc.

    Our mission is to bring smiles to everyone by sharing the love from our little horses with big hearts. Our little horses have been effective in helping people who are withdrawn to open up and become interactive. We provide education during our visits to share the knowledge we have about miniature...

  11. Kindly Canines

    Kindly Canines was founded on the idea of helping those in need. Ever since our organization was established, we have endeavored to provide help where the need is greatest.Our team is made up entirely of volunteers. We advocate for those who need our help. Even a little help goes a long way. 

  12. Odessa Dolphin Therapy

    Odessa Entertaining and Health Complex “Nemo” provides a dolphin-assisted therapy for your child all year round.Dolphin-assisted therapy is recognized all around the world as non-specific method to boost protection strength of the body in different age, no matter do people suffer from...

  13. Paws of Love Therapy Dogs

    The program was established to provide comfort, company and assistance for those in healthcare and education facilities throughout the community.  We believe that life is more precious when trust, unconditional love and respect exist as the primary bond between animals and people.Seeing your...

  14. Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley

    Therapy Pets of the Red River Valley is a non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers and their pets who perform animal assisted activities with patients in nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, schools, social service agencies, special-needs programs, acute care facilities, and other...

  15. The Equestrian Therapy Program at Fassett Farm

    The Equestrian Therapy Program has been touching lives in our twelve-county area for over 30 years. Our non-profit charitable corporation, established in 1982, is a Premier Center accredited by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Our Instructors...

  16. Big Stride Therapy

    Big Stride Therapy specializes in providing occupational therapy for special children using the movement of the horse and equestrian activities during our occupational therapy sessions.  Using hand chosen therapy horses, dedicated volunteers, and the loving support of families, we achieve...

  17. American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 39 (Winter 2017)

    Full-text: Available

    Contents:President's Message, p 1Can Animal Interaction Help, p 2Julie Squires, p 3NAVC 2017 Schedule & Speaker Bios, p 4

  18. Predictors of participation in an animal-assisted activity program

    Contributor(s):: Stacie Lynn Davison

    The purpose of this study was to assess the significance of demographic variables, depression, and pet attitude as predictors of willingness to participate in animal-assisted activity (AAA) programs. The final sample included 57 residents at assisted-living centers in California, most of whom...

  19. The history and training of the therapy dog for school personnel

    Contributor(s):: Carmen Wille, Sue Montgomery

    Since the time dogs were first domesticated, they have played an important role in providing companionship and comfort. It was a natural extension of this human animal bond to use dogs to provide this same comfort to others as what is now know as dog-assisted therapy. This project reviews the...

  20. How to treat diseases- use animals: Aakash Lonkar at TEDxDBATU

    Contributor(s):: Aakash Lonkar

    From the beginning of human civilisation, we have used animals for various purposes, including, farming, travelling, etc. But animals can also be used, which we haven't thought off, for treating illnesses.A trained therapy dog, not only forms a good pet, but also an therapist, a good...