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  1. 'I want to bring him from the aeroplane to here': The meaning of animals to children of refugee or migrant backgrounds resettled in Australia

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    | Contributor(s):: Damien W. Riggs, Clemence Due, Nik Taylor

    Separation from animals with whom children have caring relationships can lead to considerable loss and grief, perhaps especially in the case of migration. This article reports on a thematic analysis of interviews undertaken with children of migrant or refugee backgrounds who had resettled in...

  2. Eagle's Nest Ranch

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    Eagle’s Nest Ranch is a 501c3 non-profit located in Elizabeth, Colorado, whose purpose is to bring hope, trust and growth into the lives of those who come to the Ranch. We serve adults and children who have experienced or who are experiencing the invisible wounds of life. Our desire...

  3. Teaching Children and Parents to Understand Dog Signaling

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    | Contributor(s):: Kerstin Meints, Victoria Brelsford, Tiny De Keuster

    Safe human-dog relationships require understanding of dogs' signaling. As children are at particularly high risk of dog bites, we investigated longitudinally how children from 3 to 5 years and parents perceive and interpret dogs' distress signaling gestures. All participants were then...

  4. Lemmikkieläimet lapsen kehityksen tukena

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    | Contributor(s):: Minna Hautala

    Opinnäytetyöni tarkoituksena oli saada tietoa siitä, miten lemmikkieläimet voivat olla tukena lapsen kehityksessä. Tutkimuksen päätavoitteena oli saada tietoa leikki-ikäisten lasten vanhemmilta lemmikkieläinten vaikutuksesta lapsen kehitykseen...

  5. Bearfoot Ranch

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    Bearfoot Ranch is a 501(c)(3) non-profit equestrian center dedicated to providing therapeutic riding lessons and other riding activities in a safe, effective and compassionate environment. The center furthers our students’ knowledge of horses; offers lessons to children and individuals...

  6. Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round, horse-related activities, and therapeutic riding to people young and old living with special needs, including veterans and active military members.  Our programs are designed to help children to seniors find hope,...

  7. Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour

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    | Contributor(s):: Roxanne D Hawkins, Joanne M Williams, Scottish SPCA

    Attachment to pets has an important role in children’s social, emotional, and cognitive development, mental health, well-being, and quality of life. This study examined associations between childhood attachment to pets and caring and friendship behaviour, compassion, and attitudes towards...

  8. Psychosocial Impact of Pet Keeping on Schoolchildren in China

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    | Contributor(s):: Yanxia Song, Toshiya Hirose, Naoko Koda

    Studies in Western countries have demonstrated the benefits of pets for humans. However, there are not many studies on human-pet relationships in different cultures and societies; for example, few in Asia. This questionnaire survey demonstrated that attachment to pets benefits the psychosocial...

  9. The Meaning and Motivation of Children Participating in Animal-Assisted Therapy: A Pilot Study

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    | Contributor(s):: Beth Laskowski, Melissa Y. Winkle, Whitney Lucas Molitor

    Background: Despite claims that animal-assisted therapy is beneficial, there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. Current literature supports the physical, emotional, and psychological benefits an animal can provide, but few studies have explored the outcomes of incorporating an...

  10. Tukikoira työvälineenä : ohjauskansio syrjäytymistä ennaltaehkäisevän ryhmätoiminnan tueksi

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    | Contributor(s):: Meri Apiala, Hanna Hermunen, Tiina Kohonen

    Toiminnallisen opinnäytetyömme tavoitteena oli suunnitella ja toteuttaa ohjauskansio Keski-Uudenmaan Mielenterveysseuran tukikoirakoille. Toiminnallisia menetelmiä sisältävää ohjauskansiota käytetään lasten syrjäytymistä...

  11. Infinity Equine Therapy, Inc. (I.E.T.)

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    The mission of Infinity Equine Therapy, Inc. is to provide the benefits of the horse and human bond while promoting a positive environment for individuals to participate in an array of stimulating and challenging activities. I.E.T.’s professional approach addresses its clients’...

  12. Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center (BITS ETC)

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    Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit  association located in central New Hampshire.  BITS ETC is dedicated to  providing quality time with a horse for people from 2 to 92.  ​Certified instructors and therapists provide safe and effective...

  13. Eläinten vaikutus nuorten psyykkiseen hyvinvointiin lastensuojeluyksikkö VillaNutussa : Kokemuksia nuorten kertomana

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    | Contributor(s):: Sarianne Järvenpää, Tanja Poropudas

    Ihminen ja eläin ovat eläneet rinnakkain kautta historian. Kuitenkin vasta hiljattain ihmisen ja eläimen vuorovaikutusta on alettu tutkia tieteellisesti osana ihmisen terveyttä ja hyvinvointia. Tutkijoiden yhteinen kiinnostus nuorten hyvinvoinnista sekä...

  14. Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE)

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    Center for Therapeutic Riding of the East End (CTREE), is a not-for-profit (501c3) organization located on the eastern end of Long Island, New York and is a premier accredited member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).  CTREE...

  15. Evaluating the Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) to Assess the Bond between Dogs and Humans

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    | Contributor(s):: Therese Rehn, Ragen T. S. McGowan, Linda J. Keeling

    The Strange Situation Procedure (SSP) is increasingly being used to study attachment between dogs and humans. It has been developed from the Ainsworth Strange Situation Procedure, which is used extensively to investigate attachment between children and their parents. In this experiment, 12...

  16. One Heart Equestrian Therapy, Inc.

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    One Heart Equestrian Therapy offers therapy to individuals demonstrating physical, cognitive, mental, or emotional limitations and special needs. One Heart welcomes all people with disabilities beginning at age two. We work with children and adults who have been born with disorders or...

  17. Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

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    Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

  18. Mane Stream

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    The Mane Stream mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with physical, developmental, emotional and medical challenges through a diverse program of equine assisted activities, therapy services and educational initiatives.

  19. Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children

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    | Contributor(s):: Deborah E. Linder, Jennifer M. Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E. Nelson, Lisa M. Freeman

    The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The...

  20. Seaside 4 Therapeutic Riding, Inc.

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    Seaside 4 Therapeutic Riding is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities become more active participants in life. S4TR is an all-volunteer organization. All of our proceeds are dedicated to the upkeep of our horses and equipment.