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  1. The Background to Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan M. Beck, Sandra Barker, Nancy R. Gee, James A. Griffin, Rebecca Johnson

    Human-Animal Interaction (HAI), and specifically what is called the human-animal bond, has a long history. The long-standing social implications of our association with animals continue as well as an ever-increasing utilization of animals to help mitigate the impact of disabilities. In the last...

  2. Paws for Life K9 Rescue

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    Paws For Life K9 Rescue pulls its dogs from local shelters. Often, we choose dogs in need of socialization and training which we place with our incarcerated trainers throughout California State Prisons. We do this because they can dedicate all of their time to their rehabilitation. After...

  3. The Effects of Service Dogs in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: Angie Slowik

    Background: Of the 2 million veterans that have been deployed to combat zones, 13-20% of them most likely have developed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Only half of the returning combat veterans seek care, and only about 40% experience significant improvement of their symptoms of PTSD....

  4. Laws and Ethics Related to Emotional Support Animals

    | Contributor(s):: Carroll, J. D., Mohlenhoff, B. S., Kersten, C. M., McNiel, D. E., Binder, R. L.

  5. An explorative clinical pilot study into the effect of service dogs on chronic posttraumatic stress disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Galsgaard, Astrid, Eskelund, Kasper

  6. Understanding partner perceptions of a service dog training program for veterans with ptsd: Building a bridge to trauma resiliency

    | Contributor(s):: Whitworth, James, O'Brien, Casey, Wharton, Tracy, Scotland-Coogan, Diane

  7. The impact of service dogs on children, youth and their families: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.

  8. Defining the PTSD Service Dog Intervention: Perceived Importance, Usage, and Symptom Specificity of Psychiatric Service Dogs for Military Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., LaFollette, M. R., Hediger, K., Ogata, N., O'Haire, M. E.

    Research suggests that psychiatric service dogs may be an effective complementary treatment option for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although this practice continues to increase in popularity and research has reached the rigor of clinical trials, the components of...

  9. How veterans and dogs can save each other | David Shade | TEDxRoseTree

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    | Contributor(s):: David Shade

    David Shade discovered how powerful the relationship between humans and dogs can be and asks a very simple question that may help veterans returning to civilan life. He came back from Afghanistan in 2007, having served as a paratrooper in the United States Army, earning a Purple Heart for...

  10. HANDI'CHIENS

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    HANDI'CHIENS educates and gives free assistance dogs to people with disabilities.

  11. Evaluation of stress status using the stress map for guide dog candidates in the training stage using variations in the serum cortisol with nerve growth factor and magnesium ions

    | Contributor(s):: Ando, I., Karasawa, K., Shioya, T., Matsuda, H., Tanaka, A.

  12. Thriving through relationships: assistance dogs' and companion dogs' perceived ability to contribute to thriving in individuals with and without a disability

    | Contributor(s):: Gravrok, J., Howell, T., Bendrups, D., Bennett, P.

  13. Evaluation of Veterinary Students' Communication Skills with a Service Dog Handler in a Simulated Client Scenario

    | Contributor(s):: McCool, K. E., Kedrowicz, A. A.

  14. Seizure-alerting behavior in dogs owned by people experiencing seizures

    | Contributor(s):: Martos Martinez-Caja, A., De Herdt, V., Boon, P., Brandl, U., Cock, H., Parra, J., Perucca, E., Thadani, V., Moons, C. P. H.

  15. Prim-ly adding care: Case report of a student nurse/service dog team

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    | Contributor(s):: Krysia W. Hudson, Marit Medefind, Maren Reinholdt, Ty Guyton

    Traditionally, a therapy dog has been a complimentary tool used by healthcare providers to provide stress relief to patients. However, animals can perform functions at an even greater capacity. Service animals are becoming a part of the healthcare team, by providing unique assistance to the...

  16. Effective Multidisciplinary Search Strategies for Assistance Animals: A Librarian's Perspective

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    | Contributor(s):: Erik Davis Fausak

    Successful search strategies are based on good background knowledge and a focused clinical research question. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of research involving assistance animals means there is no one universal database to answer all research questions. The topic of assistance animals...

  17. Employee Attitudes about the Impact of Visitation Dogs on a College Campus

    | Contributor(s):: Foreman, Anne M., Allison, Penelope, Poland, Michelle, Meade, B. Jean, Wirth, Oliver

    Therapy and visitation dogs are becoming more common on college campuses to provide comfort and support to students, but little attention has been given to the concerns of faculty and staff who share space with the dogs in their workplaces. The purpose of this study was to assess the perceptions...

  18. Military Veterans and Service Dogs: A Qualitative Inquiry Using Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Krause-Parello, Cheryl A., Morales, Kristie A.

    There are over 18.8 million veterans of the United States of America's Armed Forces. After military service veterans may find it difficult transitioning back to civilian life. Veterans reintegrating may experience physical and psychological challenges related to their military service. For many,...

  19. Preventing the Delegitimization of Service Animals: A Proposal to Keep Service Animal Law from Going to the Dogs

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    | Contributor(s):: Caroline J. Cordova

  20. Disability assistance animals or not? Problems in policy and practice workshop: summary and scoping discussion paper

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    | Contributor(s):: Paul Harpur, Martie-Louise Verreynne, Nancy Pachana, Peter Billings, Brent Ritchie

    The Federal Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) (DDA) defines assistance animals to include dogs or other animals that are trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate the effect of the disability and to meet standards of hygiene and behaviour that are appropriate...