Paws for Purple Hearts
Paws for Purple Hearts is the first organization of its kind to offer Canine Assisted Warrior Therapy® (formerly referred to as Canine Assisted Therapeutic Intervention). We began in 2006 as a research program at the prestigious Bergin College of Canine Studies together with the Menlo Park...
Dog-assisted interventions for adults diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders: a systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Tyssedal, M. K., Johnsen, E., Brønstad, A., Skrede, S.
BACKGROUND: Many individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia and related disorders experience insufficient symptom relief from currently available treatment options. Researching additional venues should be prioritized. This systematic review, designed in accordance with PRISMA, examined the effect...
Unleashing compassionate care: canine-assisted intervention as a promising harm reduction approach to prisonization in Canada and its relevance to forensic psychiatry
| Contributor(s):: Gibson, M., Dell, C. A., Chalmers, D., Rath, G., Mela, M.
In recent years, there has been a global advancement in the offering of canine-assisted interventions (CAI) in prisons. However, these programs have focused primarily on the benefits to the dogs involved and not on the impact on the participants. The authors of this perspective study have been...
Understanding the Role of Therapy Dogs in Human Health Promotion
| Contributor(s):: McDowall, S., Hazel, S. J., Cobb, M., Hamilton-Bruce, A.
Dogs may provide humans with a range of physical, mental and social benefits. Whilst there is growing scientific evidence of benefits to humans, there has been less focus on the impact to canine health, welfare and ethical considerations for the dogs. The importance of animal welfare is...
Dog's Orienta. Intervenciones asistidas por un perro en el Plan de Actuaciones de la Orientadora educativa del centro escolar.
| Contributor(s):: Gema Cañizares Ciudad, María de la Encarnación Hernandez Terrer
El presente estudio trata sobre la incorporación de Intervenciones Asistidas por Animales (IAA) en el plan de actuaciones de una orientadora educativa. Se llevaron a cabo intervenciones asistidas por un perro debidamente seleccionado y entrenado. Se trabajó con alumnado de entre 3...
The Impact of Campus-Based Therapy Dogs on the Mood and Affect of University Students
| Contributor(s):: Peel, N., Nguyen, K., Tannous, C.
University students experience a high level of stress, which could potentially affect how they manage stressful situations beyond university, such as when entering the workforce. Although universities offer counseling services and various health promotion programs, there is reluctance and...
The Impact of Therapy Dogs on Prelicensure Baccalaureate Nursing Student Test Anxiety
| Contributor(s):: Walker, C.
Care of Patients with Service or Therapy Animals
| Contributor(s):: Taft, L.
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...
International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy
The International Society for Animal Assisted Therapy, ISAAT, is a worldwide non-profit organization dedicated to quality assurance in the practice of animal assisted interventions.ISAAT accredits curricula for continuing education for persons working in the field of animal assisted therapy,...
Does use of animal therapy during dental care help to reduce anxiety in children and adolescents? A systematic review
| Contributor(s):: Ribeiro, Cdpv, Alves, J. B., Kominami, P. A., Takeshita Nakagawa, E., Bezerra, A. C. B., Massignan, C.
Intraoral clinical examinations of pediatric patients with anticipatory anxiety and situational fear facilitated by therapy dog assistance: A pilot RCT
| Contributor(s):: Gussgard, A. M., Carlstedt, K., Meirik, M.
Therapy Dogs and Recovery from Addiction | Colleen Anne Dell | TEDxUniversityofSaskatchewan
| Contributor(s):: Colleen Anne Dell
What if we included domesticated animals, and in particular dogs, into the recovery plans of people struggling with addictions? Colleen Anne Dell is a Professor & Centennial Enhancement Chair in One Health and Wellness at the University of Saskatchewan in the Department of Sociology and...
Vårdhundens påverkan på personen, aktiviteten och omgivningen inom ergoterapi : En kvalitativ studie
| Contributor(s):: Elin Andersson
Opinnäytetyön tarkoitus oli tutkia ja kuvata minkälainen vaikutus terapiakoiralla on toimintaterapeuttien mielestä potilaan toimintaan, ympäristöön ja toimintakykyyn toi-mintaterapeutin käyttäessä koiraa välineenä terapiassa....
Bale's Buddies Therapy Dogs
Bale's Buddies was founded in 2016, the result of our love of dogs and our personal challenge with one of our fabulous children – Harry’s Autism diagnosis.
Current Standards and Practices Within the Therapy Dog Industry: Results of a Representative Survey of United States Therapy Dog Organizations
| Contributor(s):: James A. Serpell, Katherine A. Kruger, Lisa M. Freeman, James A. Griffin, Zenithson Y. Ng
Organizations that deliver animal-assisted interventions (AAIs), as well as those that train, evaluate, and register therapy dogs, have proliferated in recent decades in the United States (U.S.). Each of these organizations has its own policies and procedures for screening, evaluating, and...
Defining Terms Used for Animals Working in Support Roles for People with Support Needs
| Contributor(s):: Howell, T. J., Nieforth, L., Thomas-Pino, C., Samet, L., Agbonika, S., Cuevas-Pavincich, F., Fry, N. E., Hill, K., Jegatheesan, B., Kakinuma, M., MacNamara, M., Mattila-Rautiainen, S., Perry, A., Tardif-Williams, C. Y., Walsh, E. A., Winkle, M., Yamamoto, M., Yerbury, R., Rawat, V., Alm, K., Avci, A., Bailey, T., Baker, H., Benton, P., Binney, C., Boyle, S., Brandes, H., Carr, A. M., Coombe, W., Coulter, K., Darby, A., Davies, L., Delisle, E., Enders-Slegers, M. J., Fournier, A., Fox, M., Gee, N., Graham, T. M., Hamilton-Bruce, A., Hansen, T. G. B., Hart, L., Heirs, M., Hooper, J., Howe, R., Johnson, E., Jones, M., Karagiannis, C., Kieson, E., Kim, S. A., Kivlen, C., Lanning, B., Lewis, H., Linder, D., Mai, D. L., Mariti, C., Mead, R., Ferreira, G. M., Ngai, D., O'Keeffe, S., O'Connor, G., Olsen, C., Ormerod, E., Power, E. R., Pritchard, P. A., Rodriguez, K., Rook, D., Ruby, M. B., Schofield, L., Signal, T., Steel, J., Stone, W., Symonds, M., Rooy, D. V., Warda, T., Wilson, M., Young, J., Bennett, P.
The nomenclature used to describe animals working in roles supporting people can be confusing. The same term may be used to describe different roles, or two terms may mean the same thing. This confusion is evident among researchers, practitioners, and end users. Because certain animal roles are...
Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs
| Contributor(s):: Suran, M.
Therapy Dogs Help Ease Pain, Anxiety in ED Patients
| Contributor(s):: Rosenberg, K.
Therapy Dogs in the College Classroom: The Effect of Dogs on Stress, Anxiety, and Spanish L2 Phonological Learning and Performance
| Contributor(s):: Elaine Maralee Henry
Anxiety and stress invoked by the second language classroom setting has the ability to cause numerous detrimental physiological changes which impair the learning process. A more natural, “immersion” type atmosphere is often desired when teaching a second language; however, this is...