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Kids and Canines
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Our mission of serving disadvantaged youth at Kids and Canines is twofold:To give at-risk youth the support, tools and opportunities to empower themselves and improve their lives, and;Provide trained dogs to individuals looking for emotional support from a dog, and to those...
It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Children's Books
Contributor(s):: Janet Alsup
Animals appearing in children’s books are nothing new. From The Cat in the Hat and The Velveteen Rabbit, to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Olivia the Pig, animals are a recurrent presence in popular picture books. There are also many memorable animal figures in novels popular with teens,...
Understanding Adolescents' Categorisation of Animal Species
Contributor(s):: Melanie Connor, Alistair B Lawrence
Categorisations are a means of investigating cognitive maps. The present study, for the first time, investigates adolescents’ spontaneous categorisation of 34 animal species. Furthermore, explicit evaluations of 16 selected animals in terms of their perceived utility and likeability were...
A Clinical Practice Change Initiative to Incorporate Animal Assisted Therapy in Advanced Practice Registered Nurses' Clinical Practice for Children and Adolescents
Contributor(s):: Donna Rae Cowell
Background: Children and adolescents mental healthcare needs is vital for the future of our nation’s welfare (American Psychology Association, 2014). Research has indicated AAT may be a considerable choice to help with pediatrics mental healthcare and may be utilized as...
A Birth Cohort Analysis to Study Dog Walking in Adolescence Shows No Relationship with Objectively Measured Physical Activity
Contributor(s):: Carri Westgarth, Andrew R. Ness, Calum Mattocks, Robert M. Christley
Physical inactivity during childhood and adolescence is a serious health concern. There are few studies of the activity undertaken by adolescents when walking with the family dog, and the effect of this on objectively measured physical activity levels. Objective measures of physical activity...
The disturbing correlation between youth violence and animal cruelty
Contributor(s):: Sarah A. Matthews
In examining juvenile crime and violence, there appears to be a correlation between this violence and the crime of animal cruelty. To assist in supporting this hypothesis, as a society we can study and see that there is a known correlation between violent adult offenders and previous charges of...
Liminal spaces : therapeutic encounters between horses and adolecents
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Terre Blanche
In this study, the intersections between Equine Assisted Psychotherapeutic interventions and adolescence are explored. Equine Assisted therapeutic work has recently gained much popularity in the field of psychology, due to many reported benefits, which include the value of the use of the horse...
Interaction with shelter dogs reduces negative affect of adolescents in substance use disorder treatment
Contributor(s):: Ellsworth, L. M., Tragesser, S., Newberry, R. C.
We investigated the effectiveness of a human-animal interaction program, involving dogs from an animal shelter, in improving affect of adolescent males in inpatient treatment for substance use disorder (SUD). We hypothesized that adolescents would experience improvements in affect and attitudes...
[Establishment of an Animal Based Therapy at a University Hospital for Psychiatry: Results of a Preliminary Study and Future Prospects]
Contributor(s):: Hartfiel, C., Bodatsch, M., Klosterkotter, J., Kuhn, J.
Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D., Pan, Z., Dechant, B., Gabriels, R. L.
Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities
Contributor(s):: Yap, E., Scheinberg, A., Williams, K.
Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective
Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.
Animal-assisted psychotherapy: A unique relational therapy for children and adolescents
Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.
Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.
Owners' attitudes and practices regarding nutrition of dogs diagnosed with cancer presenting at a referral oncology service in Ontario, Canada
Contributor(s):: Rajagopaul, S., Parr, J. M., Woods, J. P., Pearl, D. L., Coe, J. B., Verbrugghe, A.
Study of the Levels of Human-Human and Human-Animal Empathy in Veterinary Medical Students from Chile
Contributor(s):: Calderon-Amor, J., Luna-Fernandez, D., Tadich, T.
Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key
Contributor(s):: Eckerd, L. M., Barnett, J. E., Jett-Dias, L.
Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals
Contributor(s):: Mani, I., Weese, J. S.