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  1. The effects of animal assisted interventions on children with autism during the movement assessment battery for children-2 (MABC-2)

    Contributor(s):: Dannielle L. Miccinello

  2. Animal-assisted therapy using dogs: The benefits to children

    Contributor(s):: Corrine E. Oian

    Animal-assisted therapy, including dogs, has gained widespread support and has been implemented in many areas throughout the past few decades. Animal-assisted therapy was first recorded in England in 1792, where mentally ill patients were given small animals for which to care. Since then dogs...

  3. Animal-assisted therapy: An adjunctive intervention for reducing depression and anxiety in female college students with physical disabilities and guidelines for implementation into psychotherapy practice and research

    Contributor(s):: Erin Nicole Armour

    The existing literature has indicated that women with physical disabilities are at greater risk for depression and anxiety compared to men with similar limitations and their able-bodied counterparts (Nosek & Hughes, 2003). In addition to this, female college students with physical...

  4. Canine corrections — the human animal bond behind bars

    Contributor(s):: Adrian J. Cooper

    "Canine Corrections" is the name the inmates use for the dog training program at the Burnaby Correctional Centre for Women, Burnaby, British Columbia. This program, the first of its kind in Canada, is in full operation at the brand new, joint provincial/federal women's prison. It started out as...

  5. Stress-Relieving Dogs Once Again Appear in Libraries as Finals Approach

    Forum › general-discussion › the-human-animal-bond-in-the-media

    It’s that time of the year again. As students gear up for final exams, libraries and other campus institutions are bringing in therapy dogs to help students cope with mounting stresses. Past...

  6. Our professional responsibilities relative to human-animal interactions

    Contributor(s):: L. K. Bustad, L. Hines

    An interesting area with great potential for benefiting and enriching the lives and conditions of people and animals is opening to us in research, service and teaching. By working with colleagues in other disciplines, we can develop new and creative ways to realize the great promise inherent in...

  7. Helping children find their way

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    | Contributor(s):: Patty Dobbs Gross (director), Daniel Gross

    Helping Children Find Their Way is a short video that celebrates the 100+ North Star placements that have been created during the first decade of incorporation as a nonprofit with a little help from James Taylor.

  8. Myth #5: Autism Assistance Dog Placements have Nothing to do with John Q Public

    08 Oct 2012 | Posted by Patty Dobbs Gross

    by Patty Dobbs Gross 'North Star's Hero with his boy Joel at Disneyland.' We should take a moment here to first review the various therapeutic roles that a dog can play in a child with autism’s...

  9. Building Unified Therapy Dog Standards and Practices

    01 Aug 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    This article is a follow up to Therapy Dogs in the Legal System (article here). Scott Baggett attended the Florida Victim Advocacy Conference to meet with other therapy dog program leaders and...

  10. A Lovebird as a Therapy Animal

    16 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Joanie Shugar has an unusual therapy animal with her when she visits assisted living facilities. He is a bright, vocal, and colorful companion who likes to sing along with the piano and go for...

  11. Therapy Dogs in the Legal System

    06 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Everyone has had something happen in their life that they did not want to talk about. For some children who are victims of sexual abuse, they have an opportunity to testify, but in doing so...

  12. Profile: Therapy Dogs in Action

    02 Jul 2012 | Posted by Ross E Blythe

    Karen Moessner is a retired elementary school teacher who lives in Fort Wayne, IN. She has two beautiful shelties, Dinah and Allie. Both her dogs are trained therapy dogs and certified by Three...

  13. Genetic aspects of performance in working dogs.

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    | Contributor(s):: Elaine Ostrander, A. Ruvinsky, Heather J. Huson

    For thousands of years, the dog has proven itself an invaluable asset to man by serving as hunter, protector, transportation, aide and loyal companion. Dog domestication and breed development have paralleled the changing culture of man. Archaeological evidence has identified the earliest dog...

  14. Dogs and human health/mental health: From the pleasure of their company to the benefits of their assistance

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    | Contributor(s):: Jan Shubert

    Although we tend to identify the 20th century as the time when dogs and animals in general were first used to provide assistance to people with a variety of physical and mental diagnoses, this actually is not the case. The first documented example of the therapeutic use of animals occurred in 9th...

  15. The Early Years

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    | Contributor(s):: Elspeth C Ritchie, Robinette J Amaker

    In 2012, it seems that service dogs and therapy dogs are everywhere. These include dogs for both civilians and service members with combat injuries. Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Service...

  16. Perspectives

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    | Contributor(s):: David A Rubenstein, Mustapha Debboun, Richard Burton

    Humans have domesticated animals for assistance and companionship since before the beginning of recorded history. Beasts of burden permitted the development of civilization by breaking land for agriculture with plows, and carrying crops, products, and people in larger quantities and over longer...

  17. Canines and childhood cancer: Examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Amy McCullough, John D Fluke

    This document is a comprehensive review of the literature on childhood cancer epidemiology; pediatric oncology treatment; physical and psychosocial well-being impacts of childhood cancer for children and their families; human-animal bond history and research; and the application of...

  18. May 04 2012

    SHARRE (Society for Human-Animal Relationship Research & Education) Conference 2012

    Event title: Mon chiens (...) ce héros ! / My dog (...) what a hero!Venue: Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève, Auditoire Marcel Jenny, Rue Gabrielle-Perret-Gentil, Geneva, SwitzerlandTime and Date:...

  19. Therapists and animals: Demystifying animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, Aubrey H., Beiler, Pamela F.

  20. Dog

    | Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon