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  1. Development Benefits of Pets for Young Children. Final Report for the Delta Society.

    Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky

  2. Companion Animal Bonding, Children's Home Environments, and Young Children's Social Development

    Contributor(s):: Robert H. Poresky, Charles Hendrix

  3. Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature

    Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald

    The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...

  4. Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements: Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State, and Interstate Shows

    Contributor(s):: Michael C. Anderson

    This publication has two purposes: (1) to summarize regulations relating to exhibiting animals at 4-H shows, and (2) to provide additional suggestions for staff members and county program committees as they plan 4-H shows. It is the expectation that all 4-H shows will comply with...

  5. Special Report on Teaching Children to Be Kind

    Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    While recognizing the need to continue alleviating suffering wherever it exists, The Humane Society has taken the offensive to teach children and youth the appropriateness and value of kindness and respect for all living creatures. HSUS's experience has demonstrated that attitudes of adults...

  6. Animal-Assisted Intervention for People with Cancer

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    | Contributor(s):: Felicia Trembath

    Cancer is one of the most widespread diseases in the modern world, affecting millions of people per year. In the United States alone approximately 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer annually, and almost 50% of men and close to 33% of women will develop some form of cancer during their...

  7. 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.

  8. 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...

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

    Full-text: Available

    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...

  10. Canines and childhood cancer: Examining the effects of therapy dogs with childhood cancer patients and their families

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

    This document is a comprehensive review of the literature on childhood cancer epidemiology; pediatric oncology treatment; physical and psychosocial well-being impacts of childhood cancer for children and their families; human-animal bond history and research; and the application of...