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Animal assisted crisis response and creating connections: a practical guide for implementing therapy dogs into a victim services policing environment
Contributor(s):: Krista L. E. Levar
This project was created to address the needs of police based victim services units as they implement a therapy dog program into police detachments. Taking the form of a manual, this project examines the many considerations of implementing a program that has very little precedent in Canada and no...
Let's "Paws" to Consider the Possibility: Using Support Dogs with Victims of Crime
Today, a service dog helping an individual with sight limitations is accepted and relatively common. There are other trained dogs including those who serve individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing and those who serve individuals with mobility limitations. Provincial, territorial, and federal...
The Rescuers: intersections of individual and group activism and the recognition of the human-animal "Link"
Contributor(s):: Andrea Button
Academics, victims, and advocates have increasingly brought attention to the need for programs and policies to protect and shelter nonhuman victims of domestic violence. Research focused on the “Link” between human-based violence and violence against animals has played a significant...
Companions for Courage
As a part of the community outreach program of South Lake Animal League, Companions for Courage is 501(3)c non-profit group made up of volunteer teams comprising of a handler and a special Therapy Dog that are there to “help make the sad things seem not so bad”. The volunteers and...
K9th Circuit Program
The need for trauma sensitive courts is being recognized in courts throughout the nation. This need is clearly evident when children become involved in the court system as victims of abuse. To address this need, the Ninth Judicial Circuit established the K9th Circuit Program. The program,...
Dream Power Therapy
DreamPower Therapy, Inc. is a non-profit organization working with physically and mentally challenged clients from age 3 to 80. Dream Power offers therapeutic, sport and recreational horseback riding in outdoor arenas as well as on our beautiful trails. Dream Power Therapy is a member of the...
Therapeion Therapeutic Riding Center
Therapeion was founded in 2007 to provide therapeutic riding services for persons with disabilities and youth facing difficult life challenges. Our pilot program was held in the summer of 2007 and from there we have grown to offering services March through October to approximately fifty riders...
Is that your guide dog or your guard dog? Assistance dogs, personal safety and crime prevention revisited
Contributor(s):: Wohlfort, Alexa K.
The Dangerous "Waiting Game" Caused by the Failure to Recognize Animal Abuse in the Formal Definition of Domestic Violence
Contributor(s):: Jessica Kalafut
Although many may view the home as a place where individuals are the safest, the reality for those who are affected by domestic violence, also called “intimate partner violence,” is that “home” is where torture occurs — of wives, of children, and even the...
Ritual hunt and sacrifice among the Huichols: between predation and alliance, exchange and identification
Contributor(s):: Neurath, Johannes
Restraining the (Real) Beast: Protective Orders and Other Statutory Enactments to Protect the Animal Victims of Domestic Violence in Rhode Island
Contributor(s):: Margreta Vellucci
Animal abuse is a long-recognized societal problem, transcending time, place, and culture. Instances of animal abuse have been documented in the United States and abroad forcenturies while the subject of animal abuse has appeared frequently in literary works and historical anecdotes. Despite this...
A qualitative investigation into dogs serving on animal assisted crisis response (AACR) teams : advances in crisis counselling.
Contributor(s):: Filomena Bua
Animal Assisted Crisis Response (AACR) is a new field that operates in collaboration with other crisis services to support people affected by a traumatic event. Essentially itconsists of an animal and human handler team specifically trained in animal therapy, animal assisted crisis response and...
Coyote attacks on humans in the United States and Canada
Contributor(s):: White, Lynsey A., Gehrt, Stanley D.
Coyotes (Canis latrans) have expanded their range across much of North America and are now established in many metropolitan areas. Their presence in urban areas has often elicited concern from the public, although the actual risk that they pose to human populations is unclear. We conducted an...
Horses 4 Heroes
Horses4Heroes is a Las Vegas-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth, adults and families and enriching their lives through deeply discounted recreational, instructional and morale-boosting health & wellness programs that emphasize fun and safe activities...
Attacks by Packs of Dogs Involving Predation on Human Beings
Contributor(s):: Peter L. Borchelt, Randall Lockwood, Alan M. Beck, Victoria L. Voith
Dog bites are a medical problem for millions of people, children being the most common victims.Human deaths attributable to dog bite injury (not rabies) are relatively infrequent. There have beensome epidemiologic reviews, but this study is the first attempt to arrive at an understanding of...
Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK) Program
Contributor(s):: Allie Phillips, J.D., Diana McQuarrie
This is a program manual for Therapy Animals Supporting Kids (TASK). The document includes information on animal assisted therapy and gives readers assistance in learning how to implement animal assisted therapy.
Recommendations by the National District Attorneys Association Task Force on the Use of Therapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings
Allie Phillips has chaired the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) Task Force on the Use ofTherapy Animals in Judicial Proceedings. The Task Force supports the inclusion of trained and registeredanimals that offer therapeutic assistance to crime victims , and the guidelines outlined in...
A Victim's Advocate supports therapy dogs in the courtroom
Contributor(s):: S. Parmalee
A letter from Susan Parmalee, Victim Advocate, Office of the State Attorney, Second Judicial Circuit, Tallahassee, FL to lawmakers regarding the benefits of using of therapy dogs in courtrooms.
Florida Courthouse Therapy Dogs
Numerous jurisdictions around the nation are recognizing the value of using animal therapy teams in court proceedings when preparing child witnesses. This website was created to highlight “best practices” from programs around the nation. It will assist court personnel interested in developing...
HABRI Central Case Studies: Animal-Assisted Crisis Response: Providing Comfort in Times of Need
| Contributor(s):: HABRI Central
A volunteer with HOPE talks about how animals can provide comfort and support to people involved in and affected by crises and disasters. The support is provided not only to victims but to the first responders and volunteers.