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  1. Effects of a Dog-training Intervention on At-risk Youth

    Contributor(s):: Lahav, Shlomit, Sarid, Orly, Kantor, Halit

    In the past few decades, interventions that involve animals have gained support among therapists, as they encourage verbal and non-verbal expressions of emotions. Our aim was to examine the impact of a dog-training intervention on the empathic skills of at-risk youth, compared with an...

  2. Pegasus

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    In the fall of 1974, a small group of equestrian women began exploring the effectiveness of therapeutic riding, which had a long and successful history in Europe. They decided to establish a similar program to serve people with special needs in Fairfield County. In September 1975, the first...

  3. The Influence of Animal-Assisted Psychotherapy on the Establishment of the Therapeutic Alliance with Maltreated Children in Residential Care

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    Background: A large proportion of maltreated children carry their experiences as secrets into adulthood, leading to the continuation of the maltreatment, developmental trauma, and prevention of treatment. Many undiscovered maltreated children are referred to therapy due to behavioral and...

  4. Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.

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    Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009.    It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...

  5. Working with People at Risk: An Exploration of Human Services Practitioners' Use of Animal-Assisted Interventions

    | Contributor(s):: N Evans, C Gray, J Christenhusz, M Perez-y-Perez

  6. Hearts & Hooves, Inc.

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    Hearts & Hooves began as a 501(c)(3) non-profit riding center in June 2001. Our covered arena was completed in 2002, and our office was renovated and therapy room added in 2013. We earned Premier Accredited Center status through PATH(Professional Association of Therapeutic...

  7. 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...

  8. The Effect of Animals in the Classroom on Emotionally Disturbed Students

    | Contributor(s):: Alissa Donnell

    Students with emotional disturbances are often the first to drop out of school. Having an effective technique to prevent the high drop out rate in any school will be beneficial to educators and administration. The following research study answers the question "How do emotionally disturbed...

  9. A boy's best friend: Using human-animal interaction with at-risk teen boys

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, Jessica, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  10. Lifetime bonds: At-risk youth and at-risk dogs helping one another

    | Contributor(s):: Bathurst, Cynthia L., Lunghofer, Lisa, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  11. Capturing the essence of canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling: A phenomenological inquiry of at-risk youths' experiences of a residential canine animal-assisted therapy program

    | Contributor(s):: Bach-Gorman, Amber Rae

    Phenomenological inquiry was implemented to capture the experiences of nine at-risk youths' unique and shared experiences of a canine animal-assisted therapy in counseling (AAT-C) program at a therapeutic working ranch (TWR) in the mid-western United States. Five females, and four males ranging...

  12. Helping animals and teens together (HATT): a program development plan

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel L. Williams

  13. Strides to Success

    Strides to Success is a PATH Premier Accredited Facility that serves as a resource for individuals, families, organizations, mental health professionals and schools that utilize authentic learning experiences to foster positive character and leadership development.  Strides, a non-profit...

  14. Equine-facilitated psychotherapy with children and adolescents: An update and literature review

    | Contributor(s):: Lentini, Jennifer A., Knox, Michele S.

  15. The Therapeutic Benefits of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy With At-risk Adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Wake, Casey

  16. Human Animal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth: Assessing the Change in Cognitions, Emotional Intelligence and Empathy

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas, Jessica

  17. Exploring how engagement in equine therapy in associated with emotional and behavioral health outcomes in at-risk boys in a residential facility

    | Contributor(s):: Ross, Shannon Elaine

  18. Pilot evaluation of an animal-assisted activities support group for at-risk youth

    | Contributor(s):: Peacock, Lisa M.

  19. Reflexive exploration of the experiences of at-risk young people participating in therapeutic horsemanship

    | Contributor(s):: Burgon, Hannah Louise

  20. Using horses to teach authentic leadership skills to at-risk youth

    | Contributor(s):: Adams, Brittany Lee