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  1. Pet Therapy and Reducing College Stress

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    | Contributor(s):: Margot L. Wiscovitch

    Pet therapy is the interaction between an animal and person working to overcome physical as well as emotional issues. This type of therapy has been used in a variety of settings and populations including nursing homes and residents, hospitals and patients, residential treatment centers and...

  2. イルカ介在療法のこれまでとこれから

    | Contributor(s):: Maya Kadota, Tadamichi Morisaka, Kazunobu Furuta, Naoki Kamezaki, Dai Oya

    動物は,人の生活のいたるところに存在して いる。歴史的にもその関係は非常に深く,紀元 前一万年前の旧石器時代に描かれたというスペ イン,アルタミラ洞窟の野牛,馬,トナカイな どの壁画などからうかがい知れる。人にとって 動物は食べ物としての存在や生活を脅かす存在 であったが,歴史が進むにつれ,より多くの関 わりをもつようになる。信仰としての対象,愛 玩としての対象,家畜としての対象,生活を補 助する道具としての対象などである。

  3. Passie voor paarden : een onderzoek naar de belevingswereld en het informatiezoekgedrag van paardenliefhebbers in Nederland

    | Contributor(s):: Elvi van Wijk-Jansen, Kathalijne Visser-Riedstra, Jos Verstegen, Harry Kortstee

    Op basis van een korte inventarisatie van beschikbare gegevens, diepte-interviews met mensen met een brede blik op de paardensector en een internet-enquête onder paardenliefhebbers, is onderzoek gedaan naar de belevingswereld, het informatiezoekgedrag en de kennis en praktijk van...

  4. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...

  5. The Use of Dogs in Hospital Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Molly Jenkins

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015), over 35 million people are hospitalized in the U.S. every year. Many hospitals across the country have incorporated animal programs, such as “animalassisted therapy” (AAT), “animal-assisted activities”...

  6. Animal-Assisted Intervention for Trauma, Including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Marguerite E. O'Haire, Noémie A. Guérin, Alison Claire Kirkham, Courtney L. Daigle

    The inclusion of animals in psychological treatment - known as Animal-Assisted Intervention (AAI) - is a common and widely accepted component of mental healing and therapy. Animals were first incorporated into mental health institution programs during the late eighteenth century to increase...

  7. Eden Alternative: The Texas Project

    | Contributor(s):: Sandy Ransom

    Loneliness, helplessness, and boredom dominate the lives of many nursing home residents. Even though many regulations and programs are in place that are intended to assure quality of care, the confines of the nursing home environment and the widespread entrenchment of the "medical...

  8. Impact of the Eden Alternative™ on Texas Nursing Homes Residents' Quality of Life: A Psychosocial Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Rich Wylie

    What effect does the Eden Alternative™ have on the quality of life of nursing home residents? Recent studies on this innovative approach to changing nursing home culture have yielded promising results using medical and administrative indicators. However, these studies...

  9. Pets and the Aging: Science Supports the Human-Animal Bond

    In April 2003, PAWSitive InterAction held its second annual educational summit — “Think PAWSitive! 2003: Pets and The Aging” — in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore current scientific thinking about the important role pets play in the lives of people as they grow older. With 76...

  10. Measuring the Benefits: Companion Animals and the Health of Older Persons

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    This review synthesises a wide body of literature concerning research into companion animals and the health of older persons. It is informed by a widely-held conviction among investigators that this research field has important implications for the future of societies and individuals. The human...

  11. Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program

    | Contributor(s):: Allie Phillips, J.D., Diana McQuarrie

    This is a program manual for Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK). The document includes information on animal assisted therapy and gives readers assistance in learning how to implement animal assisted therapy.

  12. Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings

    Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use ofTherapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registeredanimals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined in...

  13. A Victim's Advocate supports therapy dogs in the courtroom

    | Contributor(s):: S. Parmalee

    A letter from Susan Parmalee, Victim Advocate, Office of the State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, FL to lawmakers regarding the benefits of using of therapy dogs in courtrooms.

  14. 10 Considerations for Adding the Courts to Your Facility

    A growing number of jurisdictions across the country are including the use of trained and registeredanimals – such as therapy and “facility” dogs – to offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims. TheNational District Attorneys Association assembled as task force in 2012 to offer recommended...

  15. 5 Steps for Developing a Courthouse Therapy Dog Program in Your Jurisdiction

    A list of steps for court personnel on the process of getting a Courthouse Therapy Dog Program.

  16. Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Pediatric Oncology Settings

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    | Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris

    Focus groups and interviews were conducted at three U.S. children’s hospitals to gain the perspectives of staff, parents of pediatric oncology patients, adolescent cancer survivors, and therapy dog handlers regarding the role of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunctive intervention for...

  17. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report

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    Since December 2011, the Pfizer Foundationand Zoetis have sponsored AmericanHumane Association (AHA) in developingand executing an innovative research study –the Canines and Childhood Cancer (CCC)Study – to investigate the impact of animalassistedtherapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their...

  18. Canines and Childhood Cancer: Pilot Study Report Executive Summary

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    Since December 2011, Zoetis and the PfizerFoundation have sponsored American HumaneAssociation in developing and executing the Caninesand Childhood Cancer (CCC) Study to investigate theeffects of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) on pediatric oncologypatients, their families, and the therapy dogs who...

  19. A.A.E (Animal Assisted Education)

    | Contributor(s):: Mari Nakajima, Masakazu Sugawara

    Contents:Animal assisted education in Junior High SchoolAnimal assisted therapyAnimal assisted activity

  20. Exploring the possibility of using outdoor recreation to promote mental health in veterans with PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Dana Erickson

    Over the past decade the United States has deployed over two million service members overseas and many into combat (Sayer et al., 2011). It has been estimated that many of these returning veterans will suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that a number of these veterans won’t seek...