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  1. Canines for combat veterans: The national education for assistance dog services

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    Contributor(s):: Kathy Foreman, Cynthia Crosson

    National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans* has a long history of meeting the needs of the disabled. Established in 1976 as an agency to train and place dogs with the hearing impaired, NEADS evolved into one of the major canine assistance agencies...

  2. Training the combat and operational stress control dog: An innovative modality for behavioral health

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    Contributor(s):: William Krol

    Combat and operational stress control (COSC) dogs represent a new category of military working dog. America's VetDogs, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization, trains and provides therapy dogs to work with the US Army's combat and operational stress control teams deployed to Afghanistan or...

  3. Dogs and human health/mental health: From the pleasure of their company to the benefits of their assistance

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    Contributor(s):: Jan Shubert

    Although we tend to identify the 20th century as the time when dogs and animals in general were first used to provide assistance to people with a variety of physical and mental diagnoses, this actually is not the case. The first documented example of the therapeutic use of animals occurred in 9th...

  4. Definitions of animals used in healthcare settings

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    Contributor(s):: James T Mills, Arthur F Yeager

    With the exception of maggot debridement and medicinal leech therapy, active and passive medical interventionsusing a live animal are defined by the human-animal bond. Encounters center on the dynamic and interactive relationship between humans and animals to provide psychological or physical...

  5. Policy initiatives for the use of canines in Army medicine

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    Contributor(s):: Kathleen L Watkins

    There is documented evidence dating from as early as 1940 citing the use of dogs to assist Wounded Warriors in therapeutic settings. Since that time, various efforts have emerged throughout the Army promoting the use of dogs to assist Warriors to attain higher levels of independence and...

  6. The Early Years

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    Contributor(s):: Elspeth C Ritchie, Robinette J Amaker

    In 2012, it seems that service dogs and therapy dogs are everywhere. These include dogs for both civilians and service members with combat injuries. Traditional service dog organizations are now providing dogs to children with autism and Soldiers with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Service...

  7. Mar 20 2012

    No Pets Allowed: Service Animals and Postsecondary Institutions

    Description:Recent revisions to the regulations implementing Title II and III of the ADA have raised increased focus on the issue of service animals in a variety of settings. Postsecondary...

  8. Service dogs: Facilitating the abilities of children with intellectual or behavioral disabilities

    Contributor(s):: Fry-Johnson, Yvonne W., Powell, Suzanne, Winokur, Donnie Kanter

  9. Dog

    Contributor(s):: Wasserman, Alon

  10. Safe in unsafe places: Leisure, passionate avocations, and the problematizing of everyday public life

    Contributor(s):: Gillespie, D. L., Leffler, A., Lerner, E.

  11. Veterinarians, disabled clients, and assistance dogs

    Contributor(s):: Eames, E., Eames, T.

  12. Hounds Helping Heroes Heal

    Any U.S. Military Veteran that has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD ) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is eligible and encouraged to apply for an ESA/Service Dog through H4 – Hounds Helping Heroes Heal. Once the application and screening process is completed, the appropriate dog will...

  13. Presence of a dog reduces subjective but not physiological stress responses to an analog trauma

    Contributor(s):: Lass-Hennemann, J., Peyk, P., Streb, M., Holz, E., Michael, T.

  14. Saving Grace K9's

    The unconditional love of dogs has saved many veterans from taking their own lives which is why Saving Grace K9's believes in partnering veterans with a rescue dog. For the Saving Grace K9's program, the dogs used are not breed specific and are trained in tandem with the veteran handler...