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  1. Attitudes to and beliefs about animal assisted therapy for children with disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Yap, E.

  2. Animal-assisted psychotherapy: A unique relational therapy for children and adolescents

    Contributor(s):: Bachi, K., Parish-Plass, N.

  3. Kids and Canines

    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...

  4. 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,...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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 as...

  10. [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.

  11. Assisted therapy with dogs in cancer services

  12. Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy for adolescents experiencing depression and/or anxiety: A therapist's perspective

    Contributor(s):: Wilson, K., Buultjens, M., Monfries, M., Karimi, L.

  13. Children Reading to Dogs: A Systematic Review of the Literature

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    | Contributor(s):: Hall, S. S., Gee, N. R., Mills, D. S.

    Background Despite growing interest in the value of human-animal interactions (HAI) to human mental and physical health the quality of the evidence on which postulated benefits from animals to human psychological health are based is often unclear. To date there exist no systematic reviews on...

  14. 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.

  15. Grief following pet and human loss: Closeness is key

    | Contributor(s):: Eckerd, L. M., Barnett, J. E., Jett-Dias, L.

  16. Pet Therapy: Enhancing Patient Care Through Time with Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Mani, I., Weese, J. S.

  17. LYSTI -RYHMÄ : Kokemuksia lasten ja nuorten koira-avusteisesta toimintaterapiaryhmästä

    | Contributor(s):: Sanni-Maria Sarajärvi, Eeva Määttä, Noora Happonen

    Koira-avusteisen toimintaterapian käyttö on Suomessa vielä aika tuntematonta. Myös kyseiseen menetelmään liittyviä tutkimuksia ja opinnäytetöitä on suhteellisen vähän saatavilla. Menetelmän käyttö on kuitenkin...

  18. Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Lowering Anxiety Symptoms of Adolescents in Schools

    | Contributor(s):: Courtney Zents

    Adolescence is marked by a period of stress with a portion of these individuals experiencing problems with anxiety. There are physical and psychological benefits of using animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for decreasing anxiety, however, the research on this is limited. The current study expands on...

  19. Pawz and Play

    | Contributor(s):: Claire Voges

    Pawz and Play is a Practice that incorporates animal-assisted therapy into therapeutic work with children and adolescents. Private services are available where medical aid rates apply. Pawz and Play has a dream to offer services to underprivileged schools where children are living in communities...

  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...