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Transitions Equine Assisted Activities and Therapy
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Transitions EEAT is a Christian ministry dedicated to the physical, mental, and social development of people with special needs and their families through therapeutic contact with a horse in a safe environment.
Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa
Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa is a not for profit 501c3 organization that is dedicated to providing the experience of a lifetime to people with and without disabilities. In our programs, we offer equine assistance to encourage the development of cognitive and motor skills. Along...
Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans
| Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South
Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...
Leashes of Valor
Leashes of Valor is a national non-profit working to provide every veteran who needs one with a highly-trained service dog to assist them in mitigating the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).Our mission is to bring service dogs and...
Guardian Angels: Medical Service Dogs, Inc.
Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs is a 501(C)3 is based in Williston, Florida. Started in 2010 by Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carol Borden. With her dedicated Board of Directors, employees and volunteers; together, we are unleashing the incredible power of service dogs....
For Veterans Sake Foundation
Monty Hutson, a Consulting Hypnotist that created an Alternative Solution to helping with P.T.S. (Post-Traumatic Stress). Has developed "Neuro-Traumatic Resourcing" (Non-Therapeutic Hypnotism). This method is used to assist with a person's challenges/issues. In order for us to...
Serenity Stables: From Combat To Calm
Our mission is to provide equine therapy that supports psychological health and improved quality of life to service members, Veterans and their families.Serenity Stables, From Combat to Calm was established in 2015 when founder Rene Stone looked to provide horse-assisted activities to...
Equine-Facilitated Therapy and Trauma: Current Knowledge, Future Needs
| Contributor(s):: Marlys Staudt, Donna Cherry
Equine-facilitated therapy (EFT) is a relatively new treatment for trauma and PTSD. EFT as well as animal assisted interventions in general have been introduced and implemented in mental health treatment for children and adults, though the research in support of these interventions has not kept...
Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans
| Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder
Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...
A Systematic Review of Complimentary Therapies to Treat Symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Aftermath of Domestic Abuse
| Contributor(s):: Jordan A. Meeks, Saida Byrami
Objectives: Explore the impact of intimate partner violence (IPV) on the health of female survivors. Identify complementary therapies that alleviate symptoms of psychological health impacts of IPV on women’s health.Method: An exhaustive search of published, peer reviewed...
Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers
| Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur
Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...
Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature
| Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos
A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...
Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions
| Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson
Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...
An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy
| Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner
As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...
| Contributor(s):: Sherry Steine Ross
For those applying for a Facility Dog or Companion Dog – please email us to request an application and it will be emailed to you.For those applying for a PTSD or Psychiatric Service Dog, Diabetic Alert Dog, Hearing Dog, or Autism Service Dog, Mobility Assist Dog please follow...
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center
| Contributor(s):: Emilio Figueroa
Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals living with disabilities.Cornerstone was founded on the guiding principles of service to others, commitment to our community, education, and making a positive impact in...
How Are Service Dogs for Adults with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Integrated with Rehabilitation in Denmark? A Case Study
| Contributor(s):: Charlotte Glintborg, Tia GB Hansen
A severe mental illness like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is known to have psychosocial consequences that can lead to a decreased quality of life. Research in Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) has revealed that the presence of a dog can have a positive effect on health, e.g., increase...
Scatter Joy Acres
Scatter Joy Acres Offers:an opportunity for retreat and reflection for individuals, families and small groups.a place for planning, building and teamwork. Our natural setting allows groups to focus on goals and objectives without distractions.Individuals and groups a place to remove themselves...
Northwest Battle Buddies
Empowering combat veterans with PTSD to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge — Serving our Veterans who served us all.