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  1. Transforming Trauma: Resilience and Healing Through Our Connections With Animals

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    | Contributor(s):: Philip Tedeschi, Molly Anne Jenkins

    Have you ever looked deep into the eyes of an animal and felt entirely known? Often, the connections we share with non-human animals represent our safest and most reliable relationships, offering unique and profound opportunities for healing in periods of hardship. This book focuses on research...

  2. Effects of a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program on Social Interaction and Communication in Children with Autism

    | Contributor(s):: Zhao, M., Chen, S., You, Y., Wang, Y., Zhang, Y.

  3. Using holistic and ethical practices with emotional support animal requests

    | Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Hakenewerth, Timothy J., Rabinowitz, Peter, Fowler, Heather

  4. An Animal-Assisted Education Intervention with Dogs to Promote Emotion Comprehension in Primary School Children-The Federico II Model of Healthcare Zooanthropology

    | Contributor(s):: Scandurra, C., Santaniello, A., Cristiano, S., Mezza, F., Garzillo, S., Pizzo, R., Menna, L. F., Bochicchio, V.

  5. Exploring Dog-Assisted Interventions in Higher Education: Students' Attitudes and Perceived Effects on Well-Being

    | Contributor(s):: Rothkopf, C., Schworm, S.

  6. Effects of Dog-Assisted Therapies on Cognitive Mnemonic Capabilities in People Affected by Alzheimer's Disease

    | Contributor(s):: Quintavalla, F., Cao, S., Spinelli, D., Caffarra, P., Rossi, F. M., Basini, G., Sabbioni, A.

  7. Examining Obedience Training as a Physical Activity Intervention for Dog Owners: Findings from the Stealth Pet Obedience Training (SPOT) Pilot Study

    | Contributor(s):: Potter, K., Masteller, B., Balzer, L. B.

  8. The guidelines and policies that influence the conduct of Animal-Assisted Activities in Residential Aged-Care Facilities: A systematic integrative review

    | Contributor(s):: Newton, W., Signal, T., Judd, J.

  9. Animal-Assisted Intervention: A Promising Approach to Obesity Prevention for Youth With Autism Spectrum Disorder

    | Contributor(s):: Must, A., Mulé, C. M., Linder, D. E., Cash, S. B., Folta, S. C.

    2021Front Vet Sci86460812297-1769 (Print)2297-176910.3389/fvets.2021.646081engDepartment of Public Health & Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, United States.Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, University...

  10. A Commentary on the Contemporary Issues Confronting Animal Assisted and Equine Assisted Interactions

    | Contributor(s):: Fine, A. H., Andersen, S. J.

  11. Microbial Sharing between Pediatric Patients and Therapy Dogs during Hospital Animal-Assisted Intervention Programs

    | Contributor(s):: Dalton, K. R., Ruble, K., Redding, L. E., Morris, D. O., Mueller, N. T., Thorpe, R. J., Jr., Agnew, J., Carroll, K. C., Planet, P. J., Rubenstein, R. C., Chen, A. R., Grice, E. A., Davis, M. F.

  12. Canine-Assisted Interventions in Hospitals: Best Practices for Maximizing Human and Canine Safety

    | Contributor(s):: Barker, S. B., Gee, N. R.

  13. Benefits of Green Care for Youth with a Mental Health Diagnosis

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca Nosbusch

    Green Care provides therapeutic interventions using both plants and animals. While common in Norway and Holland Green Care is just beginning to take hold in the United States. This research looks at the possible benefits of Green Care to youth who have a mental health diagnosis. This was done...

  14. Camp Geronimo: Evaluating the Influence of an Animal Assisted Intervention Based Summer Camp on Social Participation in Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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    | Contributor(s):: Joelle Ruggeri

    Research regarding animal assisted intervention (AAI) has found that it can be an effective intervention towards promoting positive social participation in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). A quality improvement project was implemented at The Barn at Spring Brook...

  15. Dog-Assisted Interventions In Mental Health Rehabilitation

    | Contributor(s):: Tiina Muros

    The topic of this Bachelor’s Thesis is Dog-Assisted Interventions in mental health rehabilitation. It was carried out as a practice-based thesis work with a working life partner. The purpose of the thesis was to activate young mental rehabilitation clients by using calming, motivating and...

  16. A systematic literature review of animal-assisted interventions in oncology (part II): theoretical mechanisms and frameworks

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

    Animal-assisted interventions (AAIs) can improve patients' quality of life as complementary medical treatments. Part I of this 2-paper systematic review focused on the methods and results of cancer-related AAIs; Part II discusses the theories of the field's investigators. Researchers...

  17. Do Service Dogs for Veterans with PTSD Mount a Cortisol Response in Response to Training?

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

    Only a few studies have investigated the welfare of animals participating in animal-assisted interventions (AAIs). Most of these studies focus on dogs in therapeutic settings. There are, however, also dogs-service dogs-that are employed to continuously support a single human. Because the...

  18. Cortisol levels of shelter dogs in animal assisted interventions in a prison: an exploratory study

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    | Contributor(s):: D'Angelo, D., D'Ingeo, S., Ciani, F., Visone, M., Sacchettino, L., Avallone, L., Quaranta, A.

    Previous studies regarding the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI) have mainly focused on the beneficial effects of human-animal interactions on human health; whereas the impact of such activities on the welfare of the animals involved has received limited attention. So far, few studies have...

  19. Experiences of Military Veterans in a Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, R. A., Albright, D. L., Marzolf, J. R., Bibbo, J. L., Yaglom, H. D., Crowder, S. M., Carlisle, G. M., Grindler, K., Harms, N., Willard, A., Wassman, M., Russell, C. L.

  20. Variability in Human-Animal Interaction Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Rodriguez, K. E., Herzog, H., Gee, N. R.

    The field of Human-Animal Interaction (HAI) is plagued with mixed results. Some findings appear to indicate that interacting with a companion animal is beneficial for some aspect of human health and well-being, while other research outcomes are inconclusive or even indicate the opposite. The...