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Defense and Prosecuting Attorney Perceptions of Facility Dogs in the Courtroom
| Contributor(s):: Kristy Melissa Donaldson
Attorneys must obtain evidence for purporting their position on a court case. Many factors are considered when working with witness testimony such as age, development, narrative recall, and retraumatization. Research has detailed the hardship of obtaining evidence during witness testimony and...
| Contributor(s):: Sherry Steine Ross
For those applying for a Facility Dog or Companion Dog – please email us to request an application and it will be emailed to you.For those applying for a PTSD or Psychiatric Service Dog, Diabetic Alert Dog, Hearing Dog, or Autism Service Dog, Mobility Assist Dog please follow...
Exploring the Health Benefits of Companion Animals on Older Adults
| Contributor(s):: Matt Long, Julie M. Fagan
Companion animals can do wonders for people, especially older adults. Living with a pet can reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation as well as lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress. However, the increased costs of owning an animal may discourage seniors on a fixed income from...
The Effects of Facility Animals in the Courtroom on Juror Decision-Making
| Contributor(s):: Kayla Burd
Courthouse dogs (sometimes referred to as facility animals) are expertly trained canines which may be used to assist individuals with psychological, emotional, or physical difficulties in a myriad of courtroom situations. While these animals are increasingly used to assist young witness to court,...
Spreading smiles in hospitals, the power of a Facility Dog: Yuko Morita & Bailey at TEDxShimizu
| Contributor(s):: Yuko Morita
While working as a pediatric nurse, one patient's mother said to Yuko, "this place is like a jail cell." After learning about Facility Dogs, she could not wait to introduce her new partner, Bailey, to sick children in Japan. The Facility Dog program is a new kind of medical team...
An investigation of the effects of a facility dog on student learning and the learning environment
| Contributor(s):: Bradley, Jordana