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  1. The Importance of Establishing Assistance Animal Policies in your Library

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    | Contributor(s):: Maureen Rust, Mary Wise

    Many library employees do not understand fully the laws and rules regarding service animals and the rights of persons with disabilities who work with service animals. Employees do not necessarily know the differences between service animals, therapy animals, and emotional support animals. It is...

  2. PAWS-abilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Davis, Madelyn Day, Kendall DuLaney, Jordanne Howard, Cierra Monroe, Jordan Tapp

    PAWS-abilities is our non-profit business idea. Our goal for PAWS-abilities is to provide a safe environment for local stray dogs and rehabilitate them to become service or therapy dogs in the future. The trainers will be local inmates who have passed a strict screening process to ensure the...

  3. Exploring children’s perceptions of an after-school canine-assisted social and emotional learning program: A case study

    | Contributor(s):: Harris, Nicole M., Binfet, John-Tyler

  4. Dogs on Campus Holistic Assessment of Therapy Dogs and Handlers for Research and Community Initiatives

    | Contributor(s):: Binfet, J. T., Struik, K.

  5. Impact of the implementation of a therapy dog program on burn center patients and staff

    | Contributor(s):: Pruskowski, K. A., Gurney, J. M., Cancio, L. C.

  6. Children’s evaluations of a therapy dog and biomimetic robot: Influences of animistic beliefs and social interaction

    | Contributor(s):: Barber, Olivia, Somogyi, Eszter, McBride, Anne E., Proops, Leanne

  7. Canine Assisted Occupational Therapy for Children on the Autism Spectrum: A Pilot Randomised Control Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Hill, J., Ziviani, J., Driscoll, C., Teoh, A. L., Chua, J. M., Cawdell-Smith, J.

  8. Therapy Dog Ownership as Serious Leisure for Members of a Therapy Dog Volunteer Group

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    | Contributor(s):: Jonathan R. Hicks, Mary Kramer

    Therapy dogs are used in a variety of settings, including prisons, hospitals, and schools, for the purposes of providing emotional and psychological support to humans. They are trained to be well behaved and to be perceived as supportive of humans. This study sought to explore the benefits to...

  9. Therapy Dogs' and Handlers' Behavior and Salivary Cortisol During Initial Visits in a Complex Medical Institution: A Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Clark, S. D., Smidt, J. M., Bauer, B. A.

  10. Examining the Effect of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Patient Distress in Outpatient Cystoscopy

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    | Contributor(s):: Sandra Barker, Sarah Krzastek, Rebecca Vokes, Christine Schubert, Lauren Folgosa Cooley, Lance J. Hampton

    Animal assisted interventions (AAI) have ben shown to improve patient outcomes in some healthcare settings. Flexible cystoscopy, while minimally invasive, is associated with patient-reported pain, fear, and anxiety. Few techniques have been found to improve these adverse effects associated with...

  11. Practitioners Corner

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    | Contributor(s):: Phyllis Erdman, Amy Johnson, Lynette Arnason Hart

    As science begins to support what we have long intuitively known, that human-animal interactions offer numerous benefits, animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) are becoming increasingly popular. Unfortunately, with the rapid growth of AAIs, many clinicians who include animals lack sufficient...

  12. Fostering a More Humane University Environment Through Course Work, Service-Learning, and Animal-Assisted Interventions and Activities

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    | Contributor(s):: Aubrey H. Fine, Philip Tedeschi, Teal Mackintosh, Jane Boone

    Incorporating coursework on animal-assisted interventions and human animal interactions has become a viable option for students in higher education. These educational opportunities appear to enhance the quality of education the students receive as well as improve the experience of students...

  13. Effects of a therapy dog program on the wellbeing of older veterans living in a long term care residence

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    | Contributor(s):: Colleen Anne Dell, Darlene Chalmers, James Gillett, Megan Steeves, Betty Rohr, Barbara Fornssler, Alicia Husband, Oluwatomisin Iwajomo, Chelsea Nickel

    Current health care practices do not adequately meet the health needs of older adult war veterans. Increasingly, animal assisted interventions (AAIs) are being identified as potentially beneficial for this population. To explore this, this study, informed by a One Health framework, measured the...

  14. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Traditional Psychosocial and Canine-Assisted Interventions for Children with ADHD

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    | Contributor(s):: Sabrina E.B. Schuck, Natasha A. Emmerson, Maryam M. Abdullah, Aubrey H. Fine, Annamarie Stehli, Kimberley D. Lakes

    This study provides findings on the final main outcomes from a randomized controlled trial of psychosocial intervention with and without canine assisted intervention (CAI) for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Eighty-eight children, ages 7-9 with ADHD, combined...

  15. 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...

  16. 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.

  17. Patient Opinion of Visiting Therapy Dogs in a Hospital Emergency Department

    | Contributor(s):: Reddekopp, J., Dell, C. A., Rohr, B., Fornssler, B., Gibson, M., Carey, B., Stempien, J.

  18. A Systematic Literature Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Oncology (Part I): Methods and Results

    | Contributor(s):: Holder, T. R. N., Gruen, M. E., Roberts, D. L., Somers, T., Bozkurt, A.

  19. The effects of a therapy dog vs mindfulness vs a student advisor on student anxiety and well-being

    | Contributor(s):: Spruin, E., Dempster, T., Islam, S., Raybould, I.

  20. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

    | Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.