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  1. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...

  2. Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) as an Adjunctive Treatment for Eating Disorders: Exploration of AAT through the lens of Attachment and Affect Regulation

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    | Contributor(s):: Patricia Flaherty Fischette

    This research investigated the connection between attachment, affect regulation, eating disorders and Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), a connection that has not previously been examined. The conceptual lenses for this research identified eating disorders as one of many possible examples of...

  3. Extending identity theory: parenting and identity formation in human-animal relationships

    | Contributor(s):: Andrea Laurent-Simpson

    Both traditional and structural perspectives in symbolic interaction have conceptualized the formation of self as arising out of lingual interaction between human actors. This was based on Mead’s original premise that non-human actors were alingual, and thus incapable of intersubjectivity....

  4. Experiencing Pet Loss as a Child: A Parental Perspective

    | Contributor(s):: Sarah Jayne Parkin

    Due to the positive contributions many companion animals make to the lives of others, it is common for individuals to build strong emotional attachments to their pets. Individuals who have strong relationships with their pets are likely to experience an equally strong grief reaction following...

  5. Children's Perceptions of Friendliness Based on Physical Appearance in Humans and Canines

    | Contributor(s):: Elizabeth B. Seagroves

    Physical appearance serves as a window to one's character. More specifically, faces give us clues to an individual's emotional state, personality, and behavior. The present study aims to draw parallels between what existing literature reveals about the physical characteristics humans use...

  6. The Impact of Canine Assistance for Children with Autism and the Family Unit

    | Contributor(s):: Wild, Diana L.

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

    | Contributor(s):: Wake, Casey

  8. Development of a psychoeducational book on Canine-assisted therapy for children who have been abused: Lucky's story

    | Contributor(s):: Wai, Carrie

  9. Companion animals and autism: An exploration of their role in the family

    | Contributor(s):: Ulrey, Lindsay Hansen

  10. Children's Environmental and Moral Conceptions of Protecting an Endangered Animal

    | Contributor(s):: Ruckert, Jolina H.

  11. 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

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

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

  13. A study of use patterns, user satisfaction and willingness to pay for off-leash dog parks: Post-occupancy evaluations of four dog parks in Texas and Florida

    | Contributor(s):: Lee, Hyung-Sook

    The growing importance of dogs in people’s lives and in high-density urban environments has increased demand for a place where people and their dogs can interact and exercise together. The recent increase in the number of dog parks across the country is evidence of these demands of dog...

  14. Pet Experience and Infants' Visual Attention to Animal Faces

    | Contributor(s):: Hurley, Karinna B.

  15. Childhood Experiences with Family Pets and Psychosocial Functioning in Early Adulthood

    | Contributor(s):: Girardi, Alberta

    The purpose of this research was to investigate the association between childhood experiences with family pets and psychosocial functioning in early adulthood. The Exposure to Pet Aggression Scale (EPAS) was developed to provide a multidimensional measure of exposure to pet aggression in...

  16. Where the wild things are: The benefit of an integrated zoo-based program for the social development of young children

    | Contributor(s):: Frankie, Sara Morse

  17. An Exploration of Clinicians' Use of Canine-Assisted Therapy with Child and Adolescent Clients

    | Contributor(s):: Galonski, Lauren

  18. The Experience of Equine Assisted Personal Growth

    | Contributor(s):: Darling, Kathryn M.

  19. Companion Dogs: Helping Families of Children With and Without Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Coltea, Cosmin

    To date, research investigating the effects of companion dogs in families with children is scarce (Walsh, 2009), and it is even more scarce for families of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The present study investigated the effects of companion dogs in families with and without...

  20. The child-pet relationship: Elements of social support and behavioral interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Banks Tabern, Karen M.