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  1. Special Education in Juvenile Residential Facilities: Can Animals Help?

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    | Contributor(s):: Sally E. Thigpen, Stephanie K. Ellis, Rebecca G. Smith

    Children with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) are arguably one of the highest at-risk groups for dropping out before graduating high school. They are the group of students with disabilities who are most likely to be educated in residential facilities. Residential facilities such as Green...

  2. Associations Between Pet Ownership, Posttraumatic Growth, and Stress Symptoms in Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Dominick, Whitney, Walenski-Geml, Aundreah, Taku, Kanako

    Posttraumatic Growth (PTG) is the positive changes a person may experience due to the struggle with a highly stressful life event. One of the predictors of PTG is social support, and support from various sources have been shown to help foster growth. Pets have also been shown to provide feelings...

  3. Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

  4. Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.

  5. Easing anxiety in preparation for pediatric magnetic resonance imaging: a pilot study using animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Perez, M., Cuscaden, C., Somers, J. F., Simms, N., Shaheed, S., Kehoe, L. A., Holowka, S. A., Aziza, A. A., Shroff, M. M., Greer, M. C.

  6. Terapia asistida con animales para la promoción de la salud en adolescentes con un trastorno alimentario: una visión desde la terapia ocupacional

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    | Contributor(s):: Lorena Estévez Fernández

    Introducción. El progreso de las redes sociales y la tecnología es sin duda ventajoso para muchos aspectos de nuestra vida diaria, sin embargo, puede ser un arma de doble filo, ya que esto puede influir en el desarrollo de los trastornos alimentarios sobre todo en adolescentes....

  7. Grief severity: A comparison between human and companion animal death

    | Contributor(s):: Lavorgna, B. F., Hutton, V. E.

    Grief severity was investigated and compared amongst 50 participants aged 18 to 65 years who had experienced the death of a human (n = 35) or the death of a companion animal (n = 15). Participants were recruited in Australia and completed an on-line self-report questionnaire package, measuring...

  8. The Effectiveness of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Adolescents with Serious Emotional Disturbances

    | Contributor(s):: Roberts, Hanna, Honzel, Nikki

    Adolescents with serious emotional disturbances (SED) are a particularly difficult population to treat owing to high comorbidity rates of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and behavioral conduct disorders. The current study compared the effectiveness of equine-facilitated psychotherapy...

  9. Persistence during Tasks with Horses in Relation to Social Support, General Self-efficacy and Self-esteem in Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Hauge, Hilde, Kvalem, Ingela L., Enders-Slegers, Marie-José, Berget, Bente, Braastad, Bjarne O.

    In young people, interactions with horses may contribute to the development of social skills and self-efficacy. Our aim was to identify relationships between psychological variables and young people's experience of activities with horses. Participants in this study were 13–15-year-old adolescents...

  10. Adolescents' Affective and Physiological Regulation Shape Negative Behavior During Challenging Equine Assisted Learning Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Pendry, Alexa M. Carr, Jaymie L. Vandagriff

    This study examined associations between adolescents’ (N = 59; M age = 11.63) diurnal and momentary activity of the Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal (HPA) axis as marked by salivary cortisol, and affective and behavioral responses to their first, mounted equine assisted learning (EAL)...

  11. Teenage dogs? Evidence for adolescent-phase conflict behaviour and an association between attachment to humans and pubertal timing in the domestic dog

    | Contributor(s):: Asher, L., England, G. C. W., Sommerville, R., Harvey, N. D.

    The relationship between parent and child changes around adolescence, with children believed to have: (i) an earlier puberty if they have less secure attachments to their carer; (ii) a phase of increased conflict behaviour toward their carer; and (iii) heightened conflict behaviour when carer...

  12. The role of cultural norms in shaping attitudes towards amphibians in Cape Town, South Africa

    | Contributor(s):: Brom, P., Anderson, P., Channing, A., Underhill, L. G.

    Urban ecosystems are increasingly viewed as an important component within strategies for wildlife conservation but are shaped as much by natural systems as they are by social and political processes. At the garden scale, attitudes and preferences govern design and maintenance choices including...

  13. How Equine-Assisted Activities Affect the Prosocial Behavior of Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Pelyva, I. Z., Kresak, R., Szovak, E., Toth, A. L.

    Multiple studies have investigated the positive effects of human-animal interactions and showed that animal-assisted activities can be successfully used to better human physical and mental health. Equine-assisted activities have also raised considerable attention within the field. Our research...

  14. Animal-assisted therapy for patients in a minimally conscious state: A randomized two treatment multi-period crossover trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hediger, K., Petignat, M., Marti, R., Hund-Georgiadis, M.

  15. It's all about the sex, or is it? Humans, horses and temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Fenner, K., Caspar, G., Hyde, M., Henshall, C., Dhand, N., Probyn-Rapsey, F., Dashper, K., McLean, A., McGreevy, P.

  16. Dogs in public spaces of Buenos Aires, Argentina: Exploring patterns of the abundance of dogs, the canine faecal contamination, the behaviour of people with dogs, and its relationships with demographic/economic variables

    | Contributor(s):: Rubel, D., Carbajo, A.

  17. Socio-demographic factors associated with pet ownership amongst adolescents from a UK birth cohort

    | Contributor(s):: Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., Westgarth, C.

  18. A qualitative study of zoonotic risk factors among rural communities in southern China

    | Contributor(s):: Li, H. Y., Zhu, G. J., Zhang, Y. Z., Zhang, L. B., Hagan, E. A., Martinez, S., Chmura, A. A., Francisco, L., Tai, H., Miller, M., Daszak, P.

  19. The Effect of a Pet Therapy and Comparison Intervention on Anxiety in Hospitalized Children

    | Contributor(s):: Hinic, K., Kowalski, M. O., Holtzman, K., Mobus, K.

  20. "There Is a Cat on Our Ward": Inpatient and Staff Member Attitudes toward and Experiences with Cats in a Psychiatric Ward

    | Contributor(s):: Wagner, C., Lang, U. E., Hediger, K.