Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour
| Contributor(s):: Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA
Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...
[Non-pharmacological therapies and neuropsychological disorders in institutions]
| Contributor(s):: Hedont, S., Le Guillou, A., Letty, A., Denormandie, P., Sanchez, S.
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SoulPaws, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers unique and evidence-based animal-assisted therapy experiences to people impacted by eating disorders and other mental health issues. With every workshop, SoulPaws aims to decrease shame, increase compassion, and inspire...
Review of Interspecies Ethics
| Contributor(s):: Thomas E. Randall
This paper provides a review of Cynthia Willett's book Interspecies Ethics. Willett aims to outline the beginnings of biosocial eros ethics – an ethical outline that sketches the potentiality of a cross-species cosmopolitan ideal of compassion (agape), derived...
Occupational Stress & Compassion Fatigue: The effects on workers in animal-related occupations
| Contributor(s):: Rebekah Scotney
The study of occupational stress and compassion fatigue in personnel working in animal related occupations has gained momentum over the last decade. The impact of these conditions on employee mental wellbeing, workplace productivity and morale is notable and has become more recognised by those...
The Effects of a Summer Camp Program in China on Children's Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors Toward Animals: A Model for Conservation Education
| Contributor(s):: Sarah M. Bexell, Olga S. Jarrett, Xu Ping
This summative evaluation, conducted in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China, studied whether participation in a conservation education camp positively changed 8–12-year-old children’s (a) knowledge of how to protect animals, (b) care about animals, (c) propensity for environmental and...
Understanding empathy and psychopathy through cognitive and social neuroscience
| Contributor(s):: Lozier, Leah M., Brethel-Haurwitz, Kristin M., Marsh, Abigail A., Freund, Lisa S., McCune, Sandra, Esposito, Layla, Gee, Nancy R., McCardle, Peggy
Veterinary social work: Practice within veterinary settings
| Contributor(s):: Holcombe, T. Melissa, Strand, Elizabeth B., Nugent, William R., Ng, Zenithson Y.
American Association of Human-Animal Bond Veterinarians Newsletter, Volume 38 (Spring/Summer 2016)
Contents:President's Message, p 1Bow Wow Therapy Dogs Visit the Texas School for the Deaf to Help Raise Funds and Visibility for a Grand Cause, p 2Involving Children in the End-of-Life Process of a Pet Teaches Them about Compassionately Caring for Others, p 3Editorial Note, p 4How Classroom...
Employee Wellbeing and Compassion Fatigue among Animal Caregivers: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study
| Contributor(s):: Cavallaro, Liz
Moral stress the top trigger in veterinarians' compassion fatigue: veterinary social worker suggests redefining veterinarians' ethical responsibility
| Contributor(s):: Kahler, S. C.
Commentary: How Can We Have Compassion towards Animals?
| Contributor(s):: Russow, Lilly-Marlene
Compassion for Animals
| Contributor(s):: Snow, Nancy E.
Ahimsa (Noninjury) Revisited
| Contributor(s):: Fox, Michael W.
Pigs and Piety: A Theocentric Perspective on Food Animals
| Contributor(s):: Comstock, Gary L.
Brute compassion: The ambivalent growth of sympathy for animals in English literature and culture, 1671--1831
| Contributor(s):: Van de Merghel, Genevieve
The healing species: Cheri Brown Thompson at TEDxColumbiaSC
| Contributor(s):: Cheri Brown
Founder of The Healing Species, a unique educational program that uses rescued dogs to teach compassion and build character in at-risk youth.
Nov 02 2015
4th International Veterinary Social Work Summit: A Hidden Joy: The Role of Social Work in Animal-Related Grief and Bereavement