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  1. 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...

  2. Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being

    Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood

    Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...

  3. Older lesbian adults’ psychological well-being: The significance of pets

    Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.

  4. A true best friend

  5. Pawsitive thinking

  6. Dogs, cats, and morale maintenance: some preliminary data

    Contributor(s):: Albert, A., Anderson, M.

    "In this paper we present some prelimi-nary data on the contributions of dogs andcats to morale maintenance and positivesocial interaction within the family."

  7. Psychological sequelae of pet loss following Hurricane Katrina

    Contributor(s):: Hunt, M., Al-Awadi, H., Johnson, M.

    One of the many impacts of natural disasters on the well-being of the humans who experience them is enforced abandonment and loss of companion animals. Hurricane Katrina, which struck the gulf coast of the United States in late August, 2005, was such a disaster. This study assessed the...

  8. Employee reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work: identifying turning-point events through retrospective narratives

    Contributor(s):: Reeve, C. L., Spitzmuller, C., Rogelberg, S. G., Walker, A., Schultz, L., Clark, O.

    This study used a retrospective narrative procedure to examine the critical events that influence reactions and adjustment to euthanasia-related work of 35 employees who have stayed in the animal care and welfare field for at least 2 years. Data were collected at the 2002 Animal Care Expo held in...

  9. Relational ecology: A theoretical framework for understanding the human-animal bond

    Contributor(s):: Putney, Jennifer M.

  10. Terapia mediada por animais e saúde mental: um programa no Centro de Atenção Psicossocial da Infância e Adolescência em Porto Alegre - TAA Parte III

    Contributor(s):: C.B. Franco, A. Pizzinato, M.C. Moreira, M.L.S. Zavaschi, T. Santos, V.L.S. de Oliveira, F.L. Boschetti, L. De M. Menti

    Portuguese:O objetivo deste estudo foi examinar as repercussões de um programa de terapia mediada por animais junto a um grupo de pacientes do Centro de Atenção Psicossocial da Infância e Adolescência do Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre-RS. Teve como objeto de estu- do as repercussões...

  11. Dog T.A.G.S.

    Dog T.A.G.S. is a service dog owner training program for veterans suffering from PTSD. The veteran trains his/her personal dog with the help of experienced dog trainers.

  12. Pets and Loneliness

    | Contributor(s):: Woodward, John C., Queen, Janel

  13. HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response

    HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response is a national all-volunteer, non-profit, crisis response organization with specially trained handlers (psychological first aid, incident command, etc) and canines trained and tested for crisis response work. Agencies call upon HOPE AACR teams to provide...

  14. Ageless allies

    | Contributor(s):: Wolfson, Elissa

  15. Attachment styles impact on pet visitation effectiveness

    | Contributor(s):: Colby, Patrcia M., Sherman, Angela

    Examined the effects of attachment style (secure, anxious-ambivalent, dismissive avoidant, or fearful avoidant) on the subjective well-being of institutionalized older adults participating in a dog visitation program. The participants were 52 residents of an assisted living facility, aged 58-98...

  16. Companion animal program

    | Contributor(s):: Lago, Dan, Connell, Cathleen M., Knight, Barbara

  17. Companion animals and elderly people: a challenge for evaluators of social support

    | Contributor(s):: Robb, Susanne S., Stegman, Charles E.

  18. Effects of pet ownership on the health and well-being of older people

    | Contributor(s):: Wells, Y., Rodi, H.

  19. Effects of pet visitations on semiambulatory nursing home residents: problems in assessment

    | Contributor(s):: Wallace, Julia E., Nadermann, Sara

  20. In a warm puppy, a new lease on life

    | Contributor(s):: Silden, Isobel