Shaping healthy habits in children with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders: parent perceptions of barriers, facilitators and promising strategies
Contributor(s):: Bowling, A., Blaine, R. E., Kaur, R., Davison, K. K.
Commentary on: How Schools Enhance the Development of Young People’s Resilience, by Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017
Contributor(s):: Arat, Gizem, Wong, Paul W. C.
Dog Training Intervention Shows Social-Cognitive Change in the Journals of Incarcerated Youth
| Contributor(s):: Syzmanski, T., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A., Cano, A.
There is limited research assessing the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy in at-risk adolescent populations. In a recent study, 138 adjudicated adolescents participated in a randomized controlled trial of an animal-assisted intervention, in which participants either trained shelter dogs...
Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center
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Crossing Bridges is a therapeutic riding center serving students ages 3+ in the Rogue Valley. We serve special needs students as well as able-bodied individuals. Approximately 90 students come to Crossing Bridges each week for lessons. Our goal is to encourage positive behaviors and...
The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens
| Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes
The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...
Stable Moments started as a non-profit organization in Georgia. Through trial and error the dream of a world where community members played an active role in the lives of foster and adopted children took shape. To be successful, structured plans of care, activities and trainings had to be...
Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.
Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009. It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...
Promoting Social Competence among Low-Income Urban Appalachian Adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Fred C. Hoeweler
New learning worlds: the significance of nature in the lives of marginalised young people
| Contributor(s):: Jocey Quinn
This article explores a hitherto neglected issue: the significance of nature in the learning lives of marginalised young people. Drawing on both post-human and sociocultural perspectives, it develops a theoretical analysis of this important subject. It uses research with 114 young people in jobs...
Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks
| Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin
Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique
| Contributor(s):: May, D. K., Seivert, N. P., Cano, A., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A.
Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...
Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis
| Contributor(s):: Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.
The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...
Eläimestä tukea : Eläimen ja nuoren vuorovaikutus
| Contributor(s):: Kaisa Karvonen, Maria Poskiparta
Tutkimuksemme tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinten eri merkitystä nuorten hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksessamme selvitimme mitä eri merkityksiä eläimillä on nuorille ja miten eri keinoin eläimiä voidaan käyttää nuorten tukena. Halusimme tuoda...
Exploring the Role of Farm Animals in Providing Care at Care Farms
| Contributor(s):: Jan Hassink, Simone R De Bruin, Bente Berget, Marjolein Elings
We explore the role of farm animals in providing care to different types of participants at care farms (e.g., youngsters with behavioural problems, people with severe mental problems and people with dementia). Care farms provide alternative and promising settings where people can interact with...
Understanding Life Skills Gained from and Reasons for Youth Participation in the Tennessee 4-H Sheep Skillathon
| Contributor(s):: Terra Kimes Davis, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, H. Dwight Loveday
The high number of U.S. youth exhibiting at-risk behavior points to a lack of life skills development. We determined the effects of participating in one state's 4-H sheep skillathon on youths' life skills development and the youths' reasons for participating. The target population was...
Healing bonds: Animal assisted interventions with adjudicated male youth
| Contributor(s):: Johnson, Amy, Bruneau, Laura, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.
Texas 4-H Swine Project Guide
| Contributor(s):: Jodi Sterle
This guide for 4-H members explains how to select a good animal, build proper facilities, manage an animal's feeding and nutritional requirements, and take care of health concerns. There is also information on training and showing a pig.
Therapeutic benefits of equine assisted psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Whitely, Ruth
Who let the dogs in: a narrative examination into the need for animal assisted intervention based programming for youth residential treatment centers
| Contributor(s):: Paul Wright
Throughout my career working with youth, it has been my dream to use animals for therapy in residential treatment settings. This project is an effort to make that dream a reality. It is a journey through the events and experiences in my life that have shaped my views. What I...
The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study
| Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.
Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...