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  1. Animal-assisted therapy in a Canadian psychiatric prison

    Contributor(s):: Dell, C., Chalmers, D., Stobbe, M., Rohr, B., Husband, A.

  2. Alliance of Therapy Dogs

    Alliance of Therapy Dogs is a national organization with its corporate office located in Cheyenne, WY. ATD was incorporated in the year 1990. Currently we have 12,000+ handler/dog teams in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories. It is a goal of ATD to provide registration,...

  3. The Efficacy of Dog Assisted Therapy in Detained Drug Users: A Pilot Study in an Italian Attenuated Custody Institute

    Contributor(s):: Contalbrigo, L.

  4. Prison-based animal programs: A critical review of the literature and future recommendations

    Contributor(s):: Laura Wheaton, Holly Hetrick PsyD (adviser), Christiane Brems PhD ABPP

    The present paper is a critical review of the literature on prison-based animal programs. Within the present review, the author examines the limited available research that has been conducted with these programs, and evaluates the utility of the research presented. Overall the implications are...

  5. Merciful Minis

    Merciful Minis is a group of women (and men) who love horses and want to share this love with other people.  Our goal is to bring our therapy mini Falabella horses to nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veterans activities etc. in the south Cook County area around Homer Glen, IL.

  6. Canine Cellmates

    Canine CellMates began on June 3, 2013 in Fulton County Jail, in Atlanta, Georgia. Canine CellMates works with the Fulton County Sheriff's Department and the Fulton County Jail to provide a program that is as much about rehabilitation and the reduction of recidivism as it is about saving...

  7. PAWS Shelter of Central Texas' Canines Who Care Program

    Do you know a group of people in need of some cuddly companionship? Meet our Canines Who Care! This wonderful team of dogs, and their handlers, are on a mission to make you smile. If you’re interested in having one of our Canines Who Care team members visit your organization or if you can...

  8. Pawsitive Dog Prison Pup

    Pawsitive Dog Prison Training Program is a cooperative effort between the Airway Heights Correctional Center, SpokAnimal, and Diamonds in the Ruff. Offender handlers train shelter dogs to make them more adoptable under the guidance of professional dog trainers Kim Imel, CPDT-KA and Carol Byrnes,...

  9. Offender outcomes of training dogs in prison : the Puppies for Parole program

    Contributor(s):: Dorothea V. Megarani, Rebecca A. Johnson, George Lombardi, Steven Osterlind, Hayley D. Yaglom, Nicole L. Haarman, Elliot Cade

    "Puppies for Parole" is a rehabilitation program based on human-animal interaction (HAI) in the prison. Puppies for Parole aims to reduce the number of homeless canines by producing loving, obedient, and adoptable dogs. Inmates may gain skills to support successful rehabilitation and...

  10. An Equine-Facilitated Prison-Based Program: Human-Horse Relations And Effects On Inmate Emotions And Behaviors

    Contributor(s):: Keren Bachi

    Policy makers and correctional authorities are seeking ways to enhance effectiveness of incarceration and reduce recidivism. Equine-facilitated prison-based vocational programs aim to rehabilitate inmates. Informed by the theories of attachment and desistance, this study evaluates the emotional...

  11. Partnering Shelter Dogs with Prison Inmates: An Alternative Strategy to Reduce Recidivism and Teach Social Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Randi Michelle Zimmer

    This paper assesses the main factors contributing to a high rate of criminal recidivism in the United States. Based on the findings which support a theory of insufficient social therapy programs offered during incarceration, an alternative approach is offered. Animals have long been used as a...

  12. The Application and Effects of Service Dog Training by Inmates to Self-Perception and Self-Other Overlap as a Rehabilitative Approach to Incarceration

    Contributor(s):: Carmaleta Aufderheide

    Prison Animal Programs that bring inmates and dogs together consistently report improvements to inmates’ self-esteem, ability to empathize, and helping behaviors with no understanding of why these improvements occur. With similar improvement documented in relationship closeness literature,...

  13. Death Row Dogs, Hard Time Prisoners, and Creative Rehabilitation Strategies: Prisoner-Dog Training Programs

    Contributor(s):: Paul J. Larkin Jr.

    More and more prisons have witnessed the success of Prisoner-Dog Training Programs (PDPs) in the last few years. PDPs entail a prisoner training an animal (usually a dog) to be a service animal for the disabled or a well-behaved household pet. PDPs at state and federal prisons have turned out to...

  14. The Greyhound Inmate Experience

    The Greyhound Inmate Experience is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) Michigan organization. Our purpose is to socialize, train, and care for retired greyhounds in a prison environment and to educate the public of the redemptive qualities and rehabilitative benefits of the program. Every ten weeks...

  15. Helping war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder: Incarcerated individuals' role in therapeutic animal programs

    Contributor(s):: Furst, Gennifer

  16. Mutual rehabilitation: inmates and shelter dogs socializing each other: Jen Deane at TEDxFSCJ

    Contributor(s):: Jen Deane

    Jen Deane took a leap of faith in leaving the financial world to run a dog rescue. But she didn’t stop there. Recognizing that pit bulls and prisoners are often the first to be written off, Deane created a program enabling local inmates to train dogs and prepare them for adoption. In her...

  17. Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS

    The association ‘Therapiehunde Schweiz VTHS’ is an organisation for the promotion of animal-assisted therapy. The association was registered in 1994 as a non-profit, charitable organisation and is a member of IAHAIO (International Association of Human Animal Inter-Organisations). The...

  18. Puppies for Parole

    Puppies for Parole is a unique program made possible through our partnerships with animal shelters and animal advocate groups statewide. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Offenders work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and...

  19. Prison-Based Animal Programs (PAPs) and Mental Health Outcome Measures

    Contributor(s):: Kaitlyn N. Swyers

    The following text will detail the pervasiveness of mental health issues in prisons as a nationwide problem. This provides an important context and poses the urgent research questions of (1) how prisons can realistically attempt to lower the impact of mental health issues that are plaguing more...

  20. The therapeutic potential of a prison-based animal programme in the UK

    Contributor(s):: Mercer, Jenny, Gibson, Kerry, Clayton, Debbie