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  1. The Effects of Canine Therapy on Academics, Behavior, and Motivation of Students

    Contributor(s):: Maria Rector

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether canine therapy provided by the B.A.R.K.S. program was effective in increasing reading achievement, impacting the motivation of students while participating in therapy, and decreasing off-task behaviors in the classroom. This study focused on...

  2. Oct 07 2017

    2nd Annual Therapy Animal Expo

    For anyone interested in learning about volunteering with your pet, those who are already registered therapy animal teams, and facilities who have or want to start a therapy animal program......

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/580

  3. Violencia em contexto psiquiátrico: avaliação da eficácia de um programa com actividades assistidas por animais.

    Contributor(s):: Maria Isabel Dias Marques

    A violência em contexto psiquiátrico é um fenómeno que prevalece naturalmente como resultado da circunstância psico-emocional dos doentes, das dificuldades comunicacionais e dos condicionalismos das organizações e estruturas. Na...

  4. Therapy Dogs and the Impact on Employees in the Pediatric Medical Setting

    Contributor(s):: Laine Foith

    More than 40% of nurses reported experiencing significant burnout. Burnout is characterized by disengagement, cynicism, negative views of personal accomplishment and ability, and emotional exhaustion. The healthcare providers that experience burnout can possibly expect a decrease in ability to...

  5. Michael's Angel Paws

    Welcome to the Michael's Angel Paws Family! Established in Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael’s Angel Paws incorporated for charitable purposes in Helping Others Pawsitively Every Day (HOPE) through our Service Dog program, Therapy Dog program, and our Community Dog program....

  6. Public Perceptions of Service Dogs, Emotional Support Dogs, and Therapy Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Regina Schoenfeld-Tacher, Peter Hellyer, Louana Cheung, Lori Kogan

    As service dogs, emotional support dogs, and therapy dogs have become more prevalent in the USA, so too has the controversy surrounding their legitimacy. Yet, there is a lack of objective data regarding the public’s understanding of the role played by each of these types of animals, as...

  7. Visiting Pet Team of South Mississippi

    | Contributor(s):: Mason N McLary

    Our caring volunteers and their sweet dogs spread love and sunshine in hospitals, nursing centers, assistant living centers and libraries!

  8. Stroke Rehab Dogs

    Having introduced Animal Assisted Interventions to the multi-disciplinary therapy programme within neurological rehabilitation at a local hospital in 2004, Sallie witnessed first hand the positive effects that occurred when stroke survivors were given the opportunity to interact with dogs...

  9. Sep 08 2017

    Professionalizing the Passion - Pet Partners Conference 2017

    Join us for two full days of presentations on topics spanning current research and best practices, as well as opportunities to network with others committed to the highest professional standards in...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/574

  10. Aug 10 2017

    Animal Assisted Interventions: Creating a competent, compassionate, and cross-disciplinary future

    Learn hands-on, practical applications of animal assisted interventions (AAIs) as well as how AAIs have helped a variety of populations from experts in the field. Current or interested...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/551

  11. May 17 2017

    Animal Assistance Intervention International (AAII) Working Meeting/Symposium

    The Board of AAII would like to invite members to take part in a Working Meeting/Symposium in Vienna on 17th and 18th May 2017.The focus of the Working Meeting/Symposium will be on bringing a group...

    http://habricentral.org/events/details/573

  12. Therapy Dogs as a Preventive Measure for Rabies Exposure and Mental Health Issues in Deployed Troops

    | Contributor(s):: Jacob Monroe Davenport

    I have been fortunate to gain an invaluable experience while completing my Masters of Public Health at the Fort Riley Military base. Under the direction of Dr. Paul Benne and many of his support staff I have learned many aspects and functionality of the day-to-day operations of a public health...

  13. The horse as an "enabler" in horseback riding : the history of therapeutic horsemanship

    | Contributor(s):: Susanna Hedenborg

    The horse as an “enabler” in horseback riding – the history of therapeutic horsemanship    The purpose of this paper is to explore and analyse the history of therapeutic horsemanship in Sweden. Sports used as therapy have a long history. This paper however, will focus...

  14. Animal-assisted intervention as health promotion for elderly persons with dementia

    | Contributor(s):: Christine Olsen

    Dementia is an increasing health concern for old people, their families, and their social and health care providers. A range of health care services is needed for persons with dementia, ranging from home-based services, respite care (e.g. attending a day-care centre), to residential care at a...

  15. What is your pet telling you?: Leslie Stewart at TEDxIdahoFalls

    | Contributor(s):: Leslie Stewart

    The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is...

  16. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...

  17. Farm animal-assisted interventions in clinical depression

    | Contributor(s):: Ingeborg Pedersen

    Depression affects millions of people every year. Depressed individuals suffer from depressed mood, loss of interest and enjoyment, reduced energy, diminished activity, reduced attention and concentration and reduced self-esteem. The consequences are substantial both for each individual and for...

  18. Animal-Assisted Therapy: Mental, Physical, and Emotional Benefits Provided through Occupational Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Madeline C. Greene

    The idea of animal-assisted therapy seems like it may be a new alternative of therapy, but in reality it dates back to ancient Egypt and dogs were considered sacred and used as a healing power (Fine, 2000). AAT is commonly used in Occupational Therapy where benefits can be identified physically,...

  19. Participation and control experienced during animal-assisted activities by children hospitalised with cancer

    | Contributor(s):: Monique Vicky Simon

    Children diagnosed and treated for cancer experience a profound life-transformation as they are confronted with unprecedented physical, psychosocial and emotional challenges. Children’s experience of diagnosis and treatment is often accompanied by a lack of participation and reduced...

  20. Physically disabled adolescents' experience of therapeutic riding : a phenomenological investigation

    | Contributor(s):: Suzette Weideman

    This dissertation serves as a report of a qualitative exploration of the experience of adolescents with physical disabilities during therapeutic horse-riding. The aim of the study is to understand the impact of therapeutic riding on the lived world of the participants in this unique form of...