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Contributor(s):: Jesi Chavez (Gelbaum)
The purpose of the project was to develop a pet therapy program for older adults, identify potential funding sources, and write a grant to fund the program at Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Long Beach and West Orange County.
The Benefits of Exposure to Animals for Persons with Dementia: A Literature Review
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Bennett
This literature review was performed to assess the current standing of the use of animals as a therapeutic agent for individuals suffering from dementia. This area of study is currently broad; therefore the intent of reviewing the current literature was to establish what has been studied at this...
Canines and Childhood Cancer: The Effects of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Patients, Families and Therapy Dogs
Contributor(s):: Molly Jenkins, Amy McCullough, Ashleigh Ruehrdanz, Kevin Morris
For many people, animals take center stage in their daily lives, offering companionship, comfort, joy and for some, even kinship. Increasingly, greater attention has been given to the roles that animals can play in supporting the health and emotional well-being of people in need, specifically...