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  1. [Patient with a long history of disease in whom service dog contributed to recovery]

    Contributor(s):: Bak, M., Delespaul, P.

  2. The Effects of Animal- Assisted Therapy on the Health and Well- Being of Military Veterans: A Systematic Scoping Review and Recommendations for Future Research

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    | Contributor(s):: Brooke Fonseka, Fiona Marshall, Laura J. Edwards

    Veterans of the armed forces may have experienced a range of physical and psychological traumas during their service, which can lead to long-standing problems with health and well-being, sometimes compounded with challenges accessing and engaging with support. Animal-assisted therapies (AAT)...

  3. Therapeutic Benefits of Certified Canines for Veterans with War-Related Trauma Disorders

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Smith

    Veterans and their service dogs share a special relationship that is not only a friendship but a working relationship as well. They each give each other something that they cannot get on their own. The purpose of this thesis is to determine the relationship between veterans and their service...

  4. Equine Assisted Programs for Military Service Members: A Program Evaluation Using Importance-Performance Analysis

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    | Contributor(s):: Taylor Hooker

    Developing research, anecdotal evidence and a growing focus on non-pharmacological interventions for veterans with post-traumatic stress support the use equine-therapy as a therapeutic outlet; however, programmatic factors that contribute to veteran’s desire to attend such programs are...

  5. A Systematic Review of the Effect of Assistance Dog Ownership on Practical Support, Health, and Wellbeing: Implications for Older Adults

    | Contributor(s):: Salmon, A. J., Pachana, N. A.

  6. Pilot Program for Veterans With PTSD to Train Service Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Suran, M.

    2022Jama3272019490098-748410.1001/jama.2022.7450engtext

  7. The Impact of Service Dogs on Military Veterans and (Ex) First Aid Responders With Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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

    Due to its novelty and lack of empirical study it remains unclear if a service dog truly mitigates the burden of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. To cross sectionally investigate the effect of service dogs on veterans and first aid responders with PTSD, we studied subjective and...

  8. Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia Change during Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Results from a Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Shenk, C. E., Allen, B., Dreschel, N. A., Wang, M., Felt, J. M., Brown, M. P., Bucher, A. M., Chen, M. J., Olson, A. E.

    Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a well-established treatment for pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Animal-assisted therapy (AAT) has been proposed as an adjunct to TF-CBT that may improve treatment effects through enhanced targeting of affect regulation, as...

  9. Integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy Into TF-CBT for Abused Youth With PTSD: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial

    | Contributor(s):: Allen, B., Shenk, C. E., Dreschel, N. E., Wang, M., Bucher, A. M., Desir, M. P., Chen, M. J., Grabowski, S. R.

    This clinical trial examined animal-assisted therapy (AAT) as an adjunct to Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for abused youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Youth between the ages of 6 and 17 (M = 11.79, SD = 3.08) were randomized to receive standard TF-CBT or...

  10. Golden Healer Service Dogs

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    We positively impact and enhance the lives of people all over the world who suffer from mental illness and physical disabilities.

  11. Posttraumatic stress disorder service dogs and the wellbeing of veteran families

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    | Contributor(s):: Nieforth, L. O., Miller, E. A., MacDermid Wadsworth, S., O'Haire, M. E.

    Deepfake technologies are known for the creation of forged celebrity pornography, face and voice swaps, and other fake media content. Despite the negative connotations the technology bears, the underlying machine learning algorithms have a huge potential that could be applied to not just digital...

  12. Freedom Paws Service Dogs Foundation

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    We are dedicated to providing Veterans and First Responders who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with a trained service dog to assist in mitigating life’s daily challenges.

  13. Dog training alleviates PTSD symptomatology by emotional and attentional regulation

    | Contributor(s):: Maoz, I., Zubedat, S., Dolev, T., Aga-Mizrachi, S., Bloch, B., Michaeli, Y., Eshed, Y., Grinstein, D., Avital, A.

    BACKGROUND: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms include re-experiencing, avoidance, hyperarousal, and cognitive deficits, reflecting both emotional and cognitive dysregulation. In recent years, non-pharmacological approaches and specifically animal-assisted therapy have been shown to...

  14. Equine-Assisted Therapy for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Veterans: An Open Trial

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    | Contributor(s):: Fisher, P. W., Lazarov, A., Lowell, A., Arnon, S., Turner, J. B., Bergman, M., Ryba, M., Such, S., Marohasy, C., Zhu, X., Suarez-Jimenez, B., Markowitz, J. C., Neria, Y.

    Objective: As veterans have high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and historically poor treatment outcomes and high attrition, alternative treatments have gained much popularity despite lack of rigorous research. In this study, a recently developed and manualized 8-session group...

  15. Activist as Symptom: Healing Trauma within a Ruptured Collective

    | Contributor(s):: Granovetter, Sara

  16. Paws for Thought Counselling

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  17. Puppy Prodigies

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    We are an innovative 501(c)3 non-profit organization in San Diego county which helps puppies achieve their full potential, thereby enriching the lives of those they assist. The mission of Puppy Prodigies is to provide unique initiatives that utilize service, therapy and emotional support...

  18. Effects of an Equine-Assisted Therapy Program for Military Veterans with Self-Reported PTSD

    | Contributor(s):: Monroe, Mänette, Whitworth, James D., Wharton, Tracy, Turner, Joanne

  19. Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations Using Human-Aminal Interaction as an Intervention with At-Risk Youth

    | Contributor(s):: Sly, Jai Oni

  20. How Adults with Ptsd Described the Effects of Their Emotional Support Animals: a Qualitative Descriptive Study

    | Contributor(s):: Fankhauser, Lori Lee