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  1. Max and Rain

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is the true story of a boy with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder and how he was helped to understand his diagnosis and change his negative behavior through working with a rescued therapy horse at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta canada.

  2. Marcy and Echo

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of how a girl with fetal alcohol syndrome was helped through equine facilitated counselling at a therapeutic animal assisted program in Alberta Canada.

  3. Jerry and Thorpuppy

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story about a boy with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and how canine assisted therapy and equine facilitated couselling helped him in a program in Alberta Canada

  4. Jenn and Echo

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a youth at risk who worked with a rescued race horse at an equine facilitated counselling program in Alberta Canada to heal and  find inner peace.

  5. For the Love of a Turkey

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of how a child with Anorexia was helped to overcome her illness and learn healthy coping skills through the animal assisted intervention of a Wild Thom Turkey in a animal assisted therepeutic program in Alberta Canada.

  6. Chicken Help

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a boy with Autism and how working with chickens in a therapeutic animal assisted therapy program helped him.

  7. Bob and Axle

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a story about a dog and a turkey working at an animal assisted therapy program and how they effectively help people understand the dynamics of bullying while working in their roles as therapy animals.

  8. Ashley and Thorpuppy

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This is a true story of a girl with Asperger's and the impact of animal assisted therapy, specifically, canine assisted therapy.

  9. Animal Assisted Therapy

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Eileen Bona

    This article provides information on animal assisted therapy and presents some research pertaining to its impact on people with multiple mental health issues and disabilities.

  10. Concatenamento

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

     Abstract"A cat is a cat, and that's all" (English popular saying). Literature, poetry always open eyes where, usually, we would look not, for example the world of the other animals, sometimes close together “as if ...”;  but we know - at least - that what...

  11. Ethics Code - Israeli Association of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Nancy Parish-Plass

    This code covers the ethical behavior expected of an animal-assisted therapist concerning the client, the animal, and what happens between them. Areas of this code discusses issues such as training, professional responsibility, needs of the animals within the therapy setting, multicultural...

  12. Confidentiality Rules for Posting

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Rise VanFleet

  13. Goodbye, old friend: Prevention of the unnecessary surrendering of companion animals among the elderly

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Karen Davis

    AbstractBackground: Every day families are surrendering pets to animal shelters as their elderly owners transition to new living arrangements or begin to have difficulty keeping up with the animal’s care. Yet, for many seniors, their pets are their closest family members, the givers...

  14. Encounter with the Others

    Soft Literature | Contributor(s): Alessandra Bacci

    AbstractThe project Poke Ma Regole aims at raising and practicing civil coexistence and conviviality in the city we live in, starting from the relationship between the other animals and us. The project takes place in primary and secondary schools of Florence, Italy. This article addresses the...