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  1. Family Paws Parent Education

    We offer professional support and guidance to help ease you into the transition from pet-parent to baby-parent.  Our two international parent education programs specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics.   Our ongoing support and programs grow with your baby!  Together we...

  2. Potential for the Role of School-Based Animal-Assisted Literacy Mentoring Programs

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    | Contributor(s):: Lori Friesan

    This article explores how current research into school-based mentorship programs might inform the adult’s role as mentor in animal-assisted literacy programs and thereby offer children a unique and valuable form of support for learning. An examination of the goals and best practices of...

  3. Aggression against cats, dogs and people

    | Contributor(s):: Felthous, A. R.

  4. Enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals: the significance of two thirds of this triad

    | Contributor(s):: Felthous, A. R., Bernard, H.

  5. Juvenile animal abuse: Practice and policy implications for PNPs

    | Contributor(s):: Muscari, Mary

  6. Significance of Family Risk Factors in Development of Childhood Animal Cruelty in Adolescent Boys with Conduct Problems

    | Contributor(s):: Duncan, Alexander, Thomas, Jay C., Miller, Catherine

  7. The impact of an abusive family context on childhood animal cruelty and adult violence

    | Contributor(s):: Duncan, Alex, Miller, Catherine

  8. The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination

    | Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.

  9. The Effects of Animals on Children's Development of Perspective-Taking Abilities

    | Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)

    Although attention to the effects of child-animal interactions on children's development has increased in the last three decades, developmental psychology has not attended to the importance of the effects of animals on children's development. There is a need to consider the possible impacts of...

  10. Autism Service Dogs of America

    Our mission at Autism Service Dogs of America (ASDA) is to make a positive impact on the lives of children living with autism—and their families—by providing exceptionally well trained service dogs.Our service dogs provide a physical and emotional anchor for children with autism. With their child...

  11. Origins of fear of dogs in adults and children: The role of conditioning processes and prior familiarity with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Sharon Doogan, Glyn V. Thomas

    One hundred adults and 30 children completed questionnaires to investigate fear of dogs. Dog fearful adults asked to recall the origins of their fear reported classical conditioning experiences more frequently than vicarious acquisition or informational transmission. Overall, however, there was...

  12. Pernicious portrayals: the impact of children's attachment to animals of fiction on animals of fact

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    | Contributor(s):: Marla V. Anderson, Antonia J. Z. Henderson

    This paper argues that the lack of distinction between human and nonhuman animals in the fantastic world of children's literature and film results in distorted representations of intelligence, capabilities, and morality of nonhuman animals. From the perspective of attachment theory, the paper...

  13. "There's a Real Dog in the Classroom?": The Relationship Between Young Children and Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Margadant-van Arcken, Marjan

  14. 'Loveable' Mammals and 'Lifeless' Plants: How Children's Interest in Common Local Organisms Can Be Enhanced through Observation of Nature

    | Contributor(s):: Lindemann-Matthies, Petra

  15. A Pet Can Say "You're Special" to a Special Child

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Jacqueline J.

  16. Animal Cruelty by Children Exposed to Domestic Violence

    | Contributor(s):: Currie, Cheryl L.

  17. Animal Cruelty Motivations: Assessing Demographic and Situational Influences

    | Contributor(s):: Hensley, Christopher, Tallichet, Suzanne E.

  18. Children's Problems Predict Adults' "DSM-IV" Disorders across 24 Years

    | Contributor(s):: Reef, Joni, van Meurs, Inge, Verhulst, Frank C., van der Ende, Jan

  19. Classroom Pets and Young Children: Supporting Early Development

    | Contributor(s):: Meadan, Hedda, Jegatheesan, Brinda

  20. Affective Attitudes of Children and Adults in Relation to the Pupil Diameter of a Cat: Preliminary Data

    | Contributor(s):: Millot, Jean-Louis, Brand, G., rard, Schmitt, Aim