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  1. “Their Pets Are Loved Members of Their Family”: Animal Ownership, Food Insecurity, and the Value of Having Pet Food Available in Food Banks

    Contributor(s):: Rauktis, Mary Elizabeth, Rose, Lynda, Chen, Qi, Martone, Rachel, Martello, Amy

    National estimates of household food security fail to take into account the animals in the household, and studies conducted by animal welfare, veterinary, and pet product associations have not estimated the extent to which pets experience food insecurity. Yet the proliferation of dedicated pet...

  2. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  3. Evaluation of Undergraduate Students' Responsiveness to a 4-Week University-Based Animal-Assisted Stress Prevention Program

    Full-text: Available

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, P., Kuzara, S., Gee, N. R.

  4. Implementing Successful Jail-Based Programming for Women: A Case Study of Planning Parenting, Prison & Pups -- Waiting to 'Let the Dogs In'

    | Contributor(s):: Collica-Cox, Kimberly, Furst, Gennifer

  5. Therapy Dogs in Academic Libraries: A Way to Foster Student Engagement and Mitigate Self-Reported Stress during Finals

    | Contributor(s):: Jalongo, Mary Renck, McDevitt, Theresa

  6. Exploring the Influence of the ROC Integrated High School Program

    | Contributor(s):: Scott Caspell

  7. Lifetime bonds: At-risk youth and at-risk dogs helping one another

    | Contributor(s):: Bathurst, Cynthia L., Lunghofer, Lisa, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  8. English learners with disabilities in high school: Population characteristics, transition programs, and postschool outcomes

    | Contributor(s):: Trainor, Audrey, Murray, Angela, Kim, Hye-Jung

  9. Effectiveness of a Standardized Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Borgi, Marta, Loliva, Dafne, Cerino, Stefania, Chiarotti, Flavia, Venerosi, Aldina, Bramini, Maria, Nonnis, Enrico, Marcelli, Marco, Vinti, Claudia, De Santis, Chiara, Bisacco, Francesca, Fagerlie, Monica, Frascarelli, Massimo, Cirulli, Francesca

  10. Dogs in the Hall: A Case Study of Affective Skill Development in an Urban Veterinary Program

    | Contributor(s):: Martin, Michael, Tummons, John, Ball, Anna, Bird, William

    The purpose of this bounded single case study was to explore how an urban high school veterinary program impacted students' affective skill development. The program was unique because students were required to participate in internships with local animal care businesses and care for animals...

  11. Effects of a Program of Adapted Therapeutic Horse-Riding in a Group of Autism Spectrum Disorder Children

    | Contributor(s):: García-Gómez, Andrés, Risco, Manuel López, Rubio, Jesús Carlos, Guerrero, Eloisa, García-Peña, Inés Magdalena

    Introduction: The use of horses in therapy has a fairly long history. There are many references to the therapeutic benefits of this activity. Such therapies have been undergoing a boom internationally in recent years. However scientific research into the effective use of this activity in children...

  12. HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool

    | Contributor(s):: Bailey, Elaine Long, Waite, Karen, Wilson, Kristen M.

    Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse...

  13. Trajectories of Positive and Negative Behavior during Participation in Equine Facilitated Learning Program for Horse-Novice Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Pendry, Patricia, Roeter, Stephanie, Smith, Annelise, Jacobson, Sue, Erdman, Phyllis

    To explore the efficacy of equine programming to support positive behavioral development of horse-novice youth, researchers examined trajectories of behavioral change of 5-8th grade students as they participate in an equine facilitated learning program. Behaviors were rated and analyzed to...

  14. Pets impact on quality of life, a case study

    | Contributor(s):: Bakerjian, Debra

  15. The Bee Kind Garden: a qualitative description of work with maltreated children

    | Contributor(s):: Worsham, N. L., Goodvin, R.

  16. Animal-assisted intervention in dementia: Effects on quality of life

    | Contributor(s):: Nordgren, Lena, Engström, Gabriella

  17. Equine facilitated therapy with children and adolescents who have been sexually abused: A program evaluation study

    | Contributor(s):: Kemp, Kathleen, Signal, Tania, Botros, Helena, Taylor, Nik, Prentice, Kathy

  18. The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program o teach young children how to interact safely with dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Schwebel, David C., Morrongiello, Barbara A., Davis, Aaron L., Stewart, Julia, Bell, Melissa

  19. Nurse presence enhanced through Equus

    | Contributor(s):: Walsh, K. M., Blakeney, B. A.

  20. Crosstrails: a unique foster program to provide safety for pets of women in safehouses

    | Contributor(s):: Kogan, Lori R., McConnell, Sherry, Schoenfeld-Tacher, Regina, Jansen-Lock, Pia