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  1. Fundraising on the hoof

  2. Initiative helps place canine companions with disabled vets

  3. New "Path" for Veterans

  4. News & trends

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  8. The benefits of animal companions

    Contributor(s):: Glowczak, J.

  9. United States Military section. A soldier and his service dog

    Contributor(s):: O'Brien, S.

  10. United States military section. Thumbelina's calling

    Contributor(s):: Goessling, M.

  11. US Department of Defense Offering $100 Million to Fund PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury Research

    Forum › general-discussion › new-initiatives--projects

    The United States Department of Defense is making over $100 million available for research to improve the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain...

  12. VA Updates Rules for Providing Disabled Veterans with Service Animals

    Forum › general-discussion › hcdiscussions

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has recently amended its regulations to expand benefits regarding the acquisition and use of service dogs for veterans suffering from disabilities. This Federal...

  13. Exploring the possibility of using outdoor recreation to promote mental health in veterans with PTSD

    Contributor(s):: Dana Erickson

    Over the past decade the United States has deployed over two million service members overseas and many into combat (Sayer et al., 2011). It has been estimated that many of these returning veterans will suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and that a number of these veterans won’t seek...

  14. The effects of equine assisted therapy on post war veterans

    Contributor(s):: Elena Durham

    The profession of occupational therapy has new potential to reach out to the post war veteran population nationally in a ground-breaking way. Countless soldiers have been wounded both mentally and physically due to active war duty and often find themselves struggling to return to a civilized life...

  15. Canines for combat veterans: The national education for assistance dog services

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s):: Kathy Foreman, Cynthia Crosson

    National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS)/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans* has a long history of meeting the needs of the disabled. Established in 1976 as an agency to train and place dogs with the hearing impaired, NEADS evolved into one of the major canine assistance agencies...

  16. Training the combat and operational stress control dog: An innovative modality for behavioral health

    Full-text: Available

    Contributor(s):: William Krol

    Combat and operational stress control (COSC) dogs represent a new category of military working dog. America's VetDogs, a nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization, trains and provides therapy dogs to work with the US Army's combat and operational stress control teams deployed to Afghanistan or...

  17. Jennifer Coleman

    Currently getting a Ph.D. in counseling psychology at VCU. Researching Human-Animal Interactions.

  18. The influence of an animal on social interactions of nursing home residents in a group setting

    Contributor(s):: Fick, K. M.

  19. History of guide dog use by veterans

    Contributor(s):: Ostermeier, M.

    The first guide dog school was established in Germany during World War I to care for German soldiers blinded in that war. Other schools in Germany followed. Observation by an American at one of the schools led to the creation of the first guide dog school in the United States in 1929, "The Seeing...

  20. Pet visitation program

    Contributor(s):: Saylor, K.