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  1. Animal-Assisted Counseling for Young Children: Evidence Base, Best Practices, and Future Prospects

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    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, M. R., Guth, L. J.

    Increasing numbers of young children are experiencing mild to moderate mental health issues that require support in addition to that typically provided by family members and teachers. The services of professional counselors can be particularly useful when children need help adjusting to and...

  2. A Review and Analysis of the National Dog Population Management Program in Chile

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    | Contributor(s):: Garde, Elena, Marín-Vial, Paula, Pérez, Guillermo E., Sandvig, Erik M.

    Free-roaming dogs are a worldwide problem, with Chile having some of the highest human-to-dog ratios in the world. In 2017, Law 21.020 was promulgated and the federal government developed a national responsible pet ownership program. The objectives of this article are to describe and discuss...

  3. “Rabbit Rescuers”: A School-Based Animal Welfare Education Intervention for Young Children

    | Contributor(s):: Williams, Joanne M., Cardoso, Mayra Padilla, Zumaglini, Silvia, Finney, Amy L., Knoll, Monja A.

  4. Exploring First Graders’ Social and Emotional Development through Situated Learning Experiences with Classroom Companion Animal

    | Contributor(s):: Pearce, Nicole, Lake, Vickie

  5. The Link between Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime Victimization: An Assessment of the Lifetime Impact of Animal Cruelty on Secondary Victims

    | Contributor(s):: Ahern, Amber

  6. Short-Term Interventions That Accomplish Humane Education Goals: An International Review of the Research Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Virginio Aguirre, Agustín Orihuela

  7. Fostering a More Humane University Environment Through Course Work, Service-Learning, and Animal-Assisted Interventions and Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Aubrey H. Fine, Philip Tedeschi, Teal Mackintosh, Jane Boone

    Incorporating coursework on animal-assisted interventions and human animal interactions has become a viable option for students in higher education. These educational opportunities appear to enhance the quality of education the students receive as well as improve the experience of students...

  8. An Investigation of Pre-Service Teachers’ Attitudes Toward Animals and Empathy Toward Humans: Implications for Humane Education Development

    | Contributor(s):: Fung, Suk Chun, Zhou, Sili

    In the last 20 years, humane education (HE) has undergone a paradigm shift from a simple animal welfare education model to a teacher-led positive education approach that cultivates kindness, love, and empathy in children and youth. While teachers’ humane attitudes are considered a prerequisite...

  9. Evaluating the Impact of a Humane Education Summer-Camp Program on School-Aged Children's Relationships with Companion Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Tardif-Williams, Christine Yvette, Bosacki, Sandra Leanne

    This study evaluated the impact of children's participation in a five-day humane education summer-camp program on the quality of their relationships with and treatment of companion animals. We measured changes from pre- to post-program in 77 children (50 girls, 27 boys) aged 6–12 years. The...

  10. The Case for Humane Education in Social Work Education

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    | Contributor(s):: Cini Bretzlaff-Holstein

    Humane education is a form of education focusing on the intersectionality between human rights, environmental preservation, and animal protection. It is a solution-focused discipline striving for a healthier world for people, the environment, and animals. The argument throughout this banded...

  11. Frania Shelley-Grielen

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  12. One Heart Wild

    One Heart Wild Education Sanctuary is a trauma informed nonprofit organization offering services that address the four pillars in humane education: human rights and well-being, animal protection and welfare, environmental stewardship, and cultural issues that affect an indvidual's...

  13. Humane education: the effects of animals in the classroom on children's empathy in Japanese elementary schools

    | Contributor(s):: Mika Maruyama, Dalton Miller-Jones (adviser)

    Although humane education, promoting children's kindness toward animals, has been evaluated as a factor influencing children's kindness toward humans later in their life, the effect of a classroom pet hasn't been well studied. The current study investigated the influence of...

  14. Humane Education: Perspectives of Practitioners on Program Evaluation Efforts and Analysis of Changes in Knowledge, Attitudes, and Empathy in Two Violence Prevention and Intervention Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Melanie Wagner

    This descriptive and comparative study examined the current landscape of humane education program evaluation and data analysis through a survey of humane educators across the country. Results of the humane education survey show that data collection and evaluation are occurring in humane education...

  15. Spawning executive functions in first graders: Exploring situated learning experiences with the classroom pet consistent with children's temperament

    | Contributor(s):: Kristan Nicole Pearce

    Rapid growth in all domains of development occurs during the early childhood years. Even so, the pressures of high stakes testing and the push down of curriculum often elicit a focus on cognitive development while neglecting other developmental areas important in school and later life success...

  16. Widening the Circle of Empathy through Humane Education: A Qualitative Study with Diverse and At-Risk Children

    | Contributor(s):: Jennie Marie Warmouth

    This study examines the socio-emotional and cognitive impact of a three-month literacy centered humane education program on one second-grade classroom of socio-culturally and linguistically diverse children using a qualitative research design. Twenty-five children, ages 7-8 years, participated in...

  17. Haku Baldwin Center

    Haku Baldwin Center sits on 33.23 acres and our facility includes two full-sized outdoor arenas and one indoor arena.  Our schedule is complete with rated horse shows, special events (like our annual Fall Harvest Festival fundraiser) and a range of therapeutic programs.  Private...

  18. Heartland Farm Sanctuary

    Heartland Farm Sanctuary, which opened in 2010, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless farm animals in Wisconsin, and building connections between animals and vulnerable youth. We created Heartland to provide a safe, peaceful environment where youth and farm animals...

  19. Apr 28 2017

    Human-Animal Interaction Conference 2017

    Building Connections:Children, Animals and Healthy FamiliesJoin us for a two-day conference that will explore human-animal interaction through the lens of “the family.”We'll explore...

    https://habricentral.org/events/details/462

  20. Peace Starts Small: The Benefits of Animal Related Humane Education Efforts in the Classroom

    | Contributor(s):: Anna L. Abbott

    My goal is to inspire elementary educators to teach humane education in their classrooms on a regular basis so that our children can grow to be compassionate membersof our community. If we foster empathy and kindness we will see positive change in our world for all living things. While my...