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  1. Outcomes of Participation in a Service Dog Training Program for Veterans with PTSD

    Contributor(s):: Scotland-Coogan, Diane, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy

  2. Reading the mind in the eyes in PTSD: Limited Moderation by the presence of a service dog

    Contributor(s):: Woodward, S. H., Jamison, A. L., Khan, C., Gala, S., Bhowmick, C., Villasenor, D., Tamayo, G., Puckett, M., Parker, K. J.

    Persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) frequently experience relationship failures in family and occupational domains resulting in loss of social supports. Prior research has implicated impairments in social cognition. The Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) measures a key...

  3. Pets for Heroes

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    Pets for heroes is a non-profit organization based out of Columbus, Ohio. Our mission is to rescue animals and train them to fit the needs of our local Veterans and First Responders. Every day Veterans and First Responders put their lives at risk protecting and recusing others. We want to come...

  4. The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards

    Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...

  5. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Smith

    Veterans and their service dogs share a special relationship that is not only a friendship but a working relationship as well. They each give each other something that they cannot get on their own. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between veterans and their service...

  6. Smoky Mountain Service Dogs

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    The Smoky Mountain Service Dogs mission is to enhance the physical and psychological quality of life for wounded Veterans by providing custom-trained mobility assistance service dogs.

  7. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  8. Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs (CIAD)

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    Welcome to CIAD—Canadian Intervention and Assistance Dogs.  We are an incorporated not-for-profit society that operates following the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. In Gaelic, CIAD means “primary” or “first”.  In 2016, we focused on the needs of first...

  9. Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

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    The mission of Pegasus Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is to provide hope, healing, growth, and respite to children and adults affected by cognitive, physical, traumatic & emotional disabilities within the entire Northeast / North Central Michigan area and beyond, utilizing credentialed...

  10. Hiatus Ranch of Idaho

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    Hiatus Ranch of Idaho is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization located in Shoshone, Idaho working to end military veteran and first responder suicide. Our mission is to restore the mental, physical, emotional health, and vitality of disabled combat veterans, using rescue horses, animals...

  11. The Impact of Service Dogs on Military Veterans and (Ex) First Aid Responders With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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    | Contributor(s):: van Houtert, E. A. E., Rodenburg, T. B., Vermetten, E., Endenburg, N.

    Due to its novelty and lack of empirical study it remains unclear if a service dog truly mitigates the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. To cross sectionally investigate the effect of service dogs on veterans and first aid responders with PTSD, we studied subjective and...

  12. Loving Angel Service Dogs

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    We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in St. George, Utah dedicated to enhancing peoples’ lives by placing service dogs with children and adults who have disabilities - including veterans of the United States military.

  13. Dogs Helping Heroes

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    Dogs Helping Heroes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping restore lost freedom and peace of mind to wounded veterans, first responders, and Gold Star Families by gifting specially trained and certified assistance dogs. Our inspiration is to improve the daily lives of those we can...

  14. Freedom Paws Service Dogs Foundation

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    We are dedicated to providing Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a trained service dog to assist in mitigating life’s daily challenges.

  15. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

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

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

  17. Effects of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Military Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Monroe, Mänette, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy, Turner, Joanne

  18. Equine assisted learning with special populations

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    | Contributor(s):: Hanna Baus

    This paper explores the use of equine-assisted learning (EAL) activities with special populations and includes a program evaluation for two equine-assisted learning programs developed and conducted by HeartStrides, a non-profit organization in the Pacific Northwest. The study included two...

  19. Exploring the Effectiveness of Equine Assisted Learning on Service Members Diagnosed with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and/or Traumatic Brain Injury

    | Contributor(s):: Waun, Deborah A.

  20. Investigating the Efficacy of Equine Assisted Therapy for Military Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Symptomology

    | Contributor(s):: Nagrath, Jennifer