Evaluating a supported nature play programme, parents’ perspectives
Contributor(s):: Ward, Tanya, Goldingay, Sophie, Parson, Judi
The Impact of Equine Therapy and an Audio-Visual Approach Emphasizing Rhythm and Beat Perception in Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder
Contributor(s):: Hession, C. E., Law Smith, M. J., Watterson, D., Oxley, N., Murphy, B. A.
Participatory methodologies in research with children: creative and innovative approaches
Contributor(s):: Pereira, V. R., Coimbra, V. C. C., Cardoso, C. S., Oliveira, N. A., Vieira, A. C. G., Nobre, M. O., Nino, M. E. L.
Therapeutic Horseback Riding Crossover Effects of Attachment Behaviors with Family Pets in a Sample of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Contributor(s):: Petty, J. D.
For the Love of Riley: A Study of the Impact of Animal Interactions in the Development of Empathy in Children
Contributor(s):: Rachel Lee
Early Childhood Education professionals teamed up with an Animal Science honors student and a little dog named ‘Riley’ to answer this question. A pet care curriculum was developed centering on what a dog would need to be happy, healthy, and to “feel” loved; Riley served as...
Childhood animal abuse and violent criminal behavior: a brief review of the literature
Contributor(s):: Susan M. McDonald
The connection between cruelty to animals in childhood/early adolescence and adult violent criminal behavior has been a topic of interest for decades. Formal research on this matter began as early as the 1960s with Mead’s 1964 bulletin article including her theory “that childhood...
Social Work, Animal-Assisted Therapies and Ethical Considerations: A Programme Example from Central Queensland, Australia
Contributor(s):: Taylor, Nik, Fraser, Heather, Signal, Tania, Prentice, Kathy
The importance of pets to families
Effects of therapeutic horse riding on gait cycle parameters and some aspects of behavior of children with autism
Contributor(s):: Steiner, H., Kertesz, Z.
Childhood animal cruelty and interpersonal violence
Contributor(s):: Miller, C.
‘Mum cleaned it and I just played with it’: Children’s perceptions of their roles and responsibilities in the care of family pets
Contributor(s):: Muldoon, Janine C., Williams, Joanne M., Lawrence, Alistair
Dog bite risk: an assessment of child temperament and child-dog interactions
Contributor(s):: Davis, A. L., Schwebel, D. C., Morrongiello, B. A., Stewart, J., Bell, M.
The human child's nature orientation
Contributor(s):: Lee, Patrick C.
Practical Work at School Reduces Disgust and Fear of Unpopular Animals
Contributor(s):: Randler, C., Hummel, E., Prokop, P.
Disgust and fear are basic emotions that protect humans against pathogens and/or predators. Natural selection favored individuals who successfully escaped or avoided harmful animals; thus animals who pose a disease threat activate aversive responses in humans. However, all these animals who are...
Family Paws Parent Education
We offer professional support and guidance to help ease you into the transition from pet-parent to baby-parent. Our two international parent education programs specialize in dog and baby/toddler dynamics. Our ongoing support and programs grow with your baby! Together we...
Potential for the Role of School-Based Animal-Assisted Literacy Mentoring Programs
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| Contributor(s):: Lori Friesan
This article explores how current research into school-based mentorship programs might inform the adult’s role as mentor in animal-assisted literacy programs and thereby offer children a unique and valuable form of support for learning. An examination of the goals and best practices of...
Juvenile animal abuse: Practice and policy implications for PNPs
| Contributor(s):: Muscari, Mary
Significance of Family Risk Factors in Development of Childhood Animal Cruelty in Adolescent Boys with Conduct Problems
| Contributor(s):: Duncan, Alexander, Thomas, Jay C., Miller, Catherine
The effects of the presence of a companion animal on physiological arousal and behavioral distress in children during a physical examination
| Contributor(s):: Nagengast, S. L., Baun, M. M., Megel, M., Leibowitz, J. M.
'Loveable' Mammals and 'Lifeless' Plants: How Children's Interest in Common Local Organisms Can Be Enhanced through Observation of Nature
| Contributor(s):: Lindemann-Matthies, Petra