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  1. «Det får frem mye følelser når man jobber med hester, synes jeg. Både triste og fine ting da» – En kvalitativ studie om tidligere stoffmisbrukeres erfaringer med rehabiliteringstiltaket dyreassisterte aktiviteter og veien mot økt livskvalitet

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    | Contributor(s):: Anne Maren Friestad

    Dyreassisterte aktiviteter er et tverrfaglig tiltak som er brukt i sosialt arbeid for å støtte utsatte grupper. Hensikten med denne studien er å belyse hvordan stoffmisbrukere i rehabilitering kan oppleve dyreassisterte aktiviteter (DAA), og på hvilke måter dette...

  2. Interdisciplinary approach of Yalom's group therapy factors: A theoretical model for including animal presence in social work education and practice

    | Contributor(s):: Rusu, A. S., Davis, R.

    An increasing number of studies in the field of Social Work (SW) address the incorporation of animal presence in practice and improved understanding of social support and therapeutic components. Education programs on the ethical and practical principles of animal-assisted interventions, including...

  3. Making the Case: Adding a Social Work Perspective to a Case Study in a Veterinary Practice

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    | Contributor(s):: Paula Gerstenblatt, Diane Rhodes, Dorothea Ivey

    This article describes a case study exploration of a veterinary practice from the perspective of social work. Recognizing the stressful work of veterinary providers, including compassion fatigue and high suicide rates, the current study identified both a need for and the potential role of...

  4. The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Older Adults with Dementia

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    | Contributor(s):: Alison Waid Higgins

  5. Human–Animal Interaction Knowledge is not Just for the "Animal People" in Social Work

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    | Contributor(s):: Mary E. Rauktis, Janet Hoy-Gerlach

    Human–animal interaction (HAI) within social work is often relegated to being a specialty or “niche” area practiced by social workers who are “animal people” and confined to activities such as animal-assisted therapy (AAT) and social work support in veterinary...

  6. Emerging with Oddkin: Interdisciplinarity in the Animal Turn

    | Contributor(s):: Mattes, Seven, Vincent, Aviva, Whitley, Cameron T.

  7. Mind full or mindful? A cohort study of equine-facilitated therapy for women veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Vincent, Aviva, Ballard, Isabel, Farkas, Kathleen J.

  8. Emotional Support Animals: An Overview of Practical and Legal Issues for Social Workers

    | Contributor(s):: Hahn, S. A., Hinton, J., Hallyburton, A.

  9. Pets: Their Effects On The Elderly

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    | Contributor(s):: Marjorie Flynn

    Pets have always had a capacity for putting human beings in touch with life. Watching a puppy or a kitten at play stirs a joy somewhere deep within us bringing with it a smile or a chuckle. Pets remind us of spring, of youth, of all there is to see on this earth that is new and alive. Pets keep...

  10. Implications of Equine Therapy Utilized with Children Who Have Experienced Trauma: A Systematic Review

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    | Contributor(s):: Autumn Phenow

    The purpose of this systematic review is to review the research that looks at the efficacy of Equine Therapy as it pertains to working with children who have experienced trauma, and the effectiveness of building and repairing relationships. Trauma is recognized as having a devastating impact on...

  11. The Benefits of Animal-Assisted Interventions: Perceptions of Social Workers Working with Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Anne Thompson

    Evidence-based practices utilized by social workers working with veterans experiencing physical (e.g., spinal cord injuries and loss of limbs) and/or mental health (e.g., posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, substance use) issues are widely used with this vulnerable population. The number...

  12. Mentally ill homeless and companion pets

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    | Contributor(s):: Maria Salomé Garde

    The present study assessed the relationship between mentally ill homeless and their companion pets and questioned if the pets acted as a barrier for them to receive shelter and other services. The study also sought to find if pets acted as a communication tool between this population and...

  13. The Experience of Social Workers Who Utilize Therapy Dogs in Practice

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    | Contributor(s):: Kathryn Jochems

    Animal assisted therapy, which incorporates animals into structured therapeutic interventions, and its use within social work has been shown to increase social interactions, communication, and the overall health and safety of clients (Nimer & Lundahl, 2007). However, there is a gap in the...

  14. Caregiver perceptions of the benefits of hippotherapy for children with various disorders, disabilities, and medical conditions

    | Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, D., Whitworth, J. D., O'Brien, C. N.

  15. Equine facilitated psychotherapy with young people: Why insurance coverage matters

    | Contributor(s):: Ballard, Isabel, Vincent, Aviva, Collins, Cyleste

  16. Dog Therapy Day at NWCCC

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Lang

    Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) provides great beneficial opportunities for individuals within the prison population. Many research studies display the effectiveness of AAT programs in prison settings through their results. The results showed improved moods, decreased stress levels, and increased...

  17. Companion animals and disasters: The role of Human Services Organisations

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    | Contributor(s):: John Darroch, Carole Adamson

    INTRODUCTION: Companion animals have often been treated as an afterthought, or ignored, by those involved in planning for and responding to disasters. This omission in planning for the needs of companion animals has been predicated upon a failure to recognise the emotional bond between...

  18. Beneficios de las terapias asistidas con animales en personas con discapacidad

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    | Contributor(s):: Silvia Plasencia Samarín, Pablo Cabrera Hernández

    El presente trabajo fin de grado (TFG), tiene como finalidad dar a conocer los beneficios de las intervenciones asistidas por animales (IAA) en las personas con algún tipo de discapacidad. Observaremos la evolución que han tenido estas intervenciones, las cuales comienzan como...

  19. “They Burn Brightly, But Only for a Short Time”: The Role of Social Workers in Companion Animal Grief and Loss

    | Contributor(s):: Laing, Melissa, Maylea, Christopher

    The human–animal bond is a relational theory which describes the dynamic between humans and nonhuman animals that satisfies needs in each for companionship and emotional support, framing companion animals as valued family members. Social workers have historically ignored the central role...

  20. Using Reentry Simulations to Promote Changes in Attitude toward Offenders: Experiential Learning to Promote Successful Reentry

    | Contributor(s):: Moak, Stacy C., Walker, Jeffery T., Earwood, Martha, Towery, Gabby