Relation of PTSD symptom severity to the efficacy of an animal-assisted intervention for stress reduction after military aeromedical evacuation
Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, C. A., Friedmann, E., Wilson, C., Hatzfeld, J. J., Kolassa, J., Hackney, A., Morales, K. A.
Founded in 2008, Macon TRACS, Inc. is a 501-C-3 non-profit and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Center. Since 2009, Macon TRACS has served individuals with the following Special Needs: Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADD, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome,...
Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy for Veteran Survivors With Full or Partial PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Mark Aaron Mayfield
Symptom severity among veteran survivors with partial or full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) continues to increase, with approximately 40% of U.S. veterans reporting significant symptomology 10 years after initial onset of the condition. Veteran survivors often struggle to find...
Heart Therapeutic Riding and Equine Rescue
Heart Therapeutic Riding and Equine Rescue is a 501c3, nonprofit, charitable organization that provides Therapeutic Horsemanship activities to individuals with emotional and physical disabilities. We also rescue, rehabilitate, and relocate neglected horses in western PA. Some of these neglected...
Veterans transitioning from isolation to integration: a look at veteran/service dog partnerships
| Contributor(s):: Crowe, T. K., Sanchez, V., Howard, A., Western, B., Barger, S.
RideAbility Therapeutic Riding Center
RideAbility is a Therapeutic Riding Program, Equine Facilitated Activity Program, approved 501 (c) (3). RideAbility’s mission is to offer a wide range of horse-related programs to children, adults, and families with special needs to promote physical, psychological, emotional,...
Hooves for the Heart
Hooves for the Heart, LLC offers hippotherapy lessons and programs in Western Colorado. In our program the use of equine therapy is designed to help heal children who suffer from emotional problems including Reactive Attachment Disorder and mental traumas by interacting with equines on...
The Human-Animal Bond and Combat-Related Posttraumatic Stress
| Contributor(s):: Melissa White
This study explored the lived experiences of Operational Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) service members with combatrelated posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms who had a companion animal postdeployment. Twelve OEF and OIF veterans participated in...
Pinnipeds and PTSD: An Analysis of a Human-Animal Interaction Case Study Program for a Veteran
| Contributor(s):: Rachel A. Wortman, Theresa Vallone, Michele Karnes, Christine Walawander, Dion Daly, Bonnie Fox-Garrity
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of a pinniped (grey and harbor seals) facilitated human-animal interaction pilot program on the self-reported PTSD-like symptoms of a veteran. This study analyzed preexisting, deidentified data that represented the participant’s scores...
Use of Animal-Assisted Therapy on Veterans with Combat-related PTSD
| Contributor(s):: Nichole Nelson
The purpose of this paper was to determine whether animal-assisted therapy is effective in treating combat veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. While the intent was to discover the efficacy of animal-assisted therapy, articles which discussed only the use of psychiatric service dogs...
Bridle Paths is a nonprofit organization that offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted...
The effect of a service dog on salivary cortisol awakening response in a military population with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
| Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Bryce, C. I., Granger, D. A., O'Haire, M. E.
Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
| Contributor(s):: Cori Bussolari, Janice Habarth, Satoko Kimpara, Rachel Katz, France Carlos, Amy Chow, Hisao Osada, Yukiko Osada, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field, Wendy Packman
Posttraumatic Growth Following the Loss of a Pet
| Contributor(s):: Wendy Packman, Cori Bussolari, Rachel Katz, Betty J. Carmack, Nigel P. Field
An Observational Study of Service Dogs for Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
| Contributor(s):: Yarborough, B. J. H., Owen-Smith, A. A., Stumbo, S. P., Micah T. Yarborough, Nancy A. Perrin, Carla A. Green
Objectives: This study examined needs related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), assistance by service dogs, and feasibility of data collection among veterans receiving service dogs. Methods: Questionnaires assessed PTSD-related needs and services performed or expected to be performed by...
Service Dogs 4 Servicemen
SD4SM provides service dogs to veterans at a low cost. We provide on-going training and assistance for the Veteran/Service Dog Team and their families for the life of their dogs, as well as educational programs for both public and private entities. Our Service Dog programs are our way of...
Give Us Paws
Give Us Paws is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation based in Houston, Texas. We provide subsidized and free, in-home training of eligible candidates' dogs as service animals. We focus on veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury...
Heroes and Horses
Heroes and Horses is a Montana-based nonprofit organization that has created an innovative, three-phase reintegration program, which is offered to qualifying combat veterans (at no cost to them) suffering from PTSD. Our program utilizes the remote wilderness of Montana, coupled with human and...
Paws 4 Liberty
Located just outside of Wellington, Florida, Paws 4 Liberty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping restore the lives of wounded veterans as they struggle to adjust to life after war. The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers regain their independence and...