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  1. The existence of parenting styles in the owner-dog relationship

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    | Contributor(s):: Ineke R. van Herwijnen, Joanne A. M. van der Borg, Marc Naguib, Bonne Beerda

    Parents interact with children following specific styles, known to influence child development. These styles represent variations in the dimensions of demandingness and responsiveness, resulting in authoritarian, authoritative, permissive or uninvolved parenting. Given the similarities in the...

  2. Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches

    | Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.

  3. Professionally- and Self-Trained Service Dogs: Benefits and Challenges for Partners With Disabilities

    | Contributor(s):: Yamamoto, M., Hart, L. A.

  4. Interspecies Parenting: How Pet Parents Construct Their Roles

    | Contributor(s):: Owens, Nicole, Grauerholz, Liz

  5. Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy (N.E.A.T.)

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    Under the supervision of marriage and family therapist,  N.E.A.T. offers social, emotional, behavioral and mental health interventions for children as young as four, teens, adults, and seniors, as well as work with small groups, couples, siblings, and families. Clients come to us from a...

  6. Hooves Marching for Mercy

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    The first part of our mission is... Rescuing and providing sanctuary to abandoned, sick/injured, and abused potbelly pigs and other animal friends, as we have room. The second part of our mission is... Providing sanctuary and a peaceful and healing environment for military, military...

  7. The Interspecies Family: Attitudes and Narratives

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    | Contributor(s):: Nicole Lynne Owens

    Families are conceptualized and accomplished in increasingly diverse ways in the 21st century. A constructionist framework was utilized to examine a widespread contemporary family form, the interspecies family. This mixed-method approach relied on both quantitative survey data and qualitative...

  8. Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.

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    Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009.    It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...

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

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

  10. Critical care nurses' perceptions of obstacles and helpful behaviors in providing end-of-life care to dying patients

    | Contributor(s):: KT Kirchhoff, RL Beckstrand

  11. The Maintenance of Pets in Allergic Families. A Survey of Health Beliefs.

    | Contributor(s):: S Herring, S.J. McGeady, J.D. Jones, H.C. Mansmann Jr.

  12. General Practitioners' Attitudes Toward Complementary Therapies

    | Contributor(s):: G Easthope, B Tranter, G Gill

    Attitudes toward complementary therapies were elicited from a postal survey of all identified general practitioners in the state of Tasmania, Australia. Regression analysis of the data indicated that demographic features associated with favourable attitudes were younger age and location in small...

  13. Human-cat interactions: relationships with, and breed differences between, non-pedigree, Persian and Siamese cats [Pets, families and interactions]

    | Contributor(s):: Dennis C. Turner

  14. Parenting a Companion Animal as a Precursor to Parenting a Human Child

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    | Contributor(s):: Kasey A Travitz, Sandra Lookabaugh

    Participants were ten emerging adult (18-29), heterosexual couples who have had a companion animal for at least six months and have no human children. The present study evaluated parenting responsibilities associated with the companion animal including caregiving, expenses, and negotiation....

  15. The Animals in Our Stories: Reading Human-Animal History, Kinship, and Inheritance in Asian Diasporic Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Nandini Thiyagarajan

    This dissertation approaches literary animals in Asian diasporic novels through the concept of drawing close. I am interested in how literary animals can communicate an endeavour to draw animals close, and how literary representations of this closeness imagine normative human-animal relationships...

  16. An Interactive Teddy Bear Clinic Tour: Teaching Veterinary Students How to Interact with Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Dalley, J. S., Creary, P. R., Durzi, T., McMurtry, C. M.

  17. A Cross-Sectional Survey to Estimate the Cat Population and Ownership Profiles in a Semirural Area of Central Italy

    | Contributor(s):: Carvelli, A., Iacoponi, F., Scaramozzino, P.

  18. An evaluation of the relationship between self-esteem and pet bonding in children

    | Contributor(s):: Pamela L. Evans-Smith

    Obesity has been linked to many physical as well as psychological problems. Many children who are obese suffer from low self-esteem. No studies have been published documenting the effect of owning a dog on the self-esteem of children who are obese. This study used a non-experimental, descriptive,...

  19. The Connection between Animal Abuse and Family Violence: A Selected Annotated Bibliography

    | Contributor(s):: Sharon L. Nelson

    This selected annotated bibliography assembles legal and social literature that examines the link between domestic violence and animal abuse. Drawing from an ever-growing body of written works dedicated to the issue, the bibliography presents the works that are most informative and useful to the...

  20. Equine-assisted psychotherapy: a mental health promotion/intervention modality for children who have experienced intra-family violence

    | Contributor(s):: Schultz, Pamela N., Remick-Barlow, Ann, Robbins, Leslie