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  1. Dog Ownership and Training Reduces Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms and Increases Self-Compassion Among Veterans: Results of a Longitudinal Control Study

    Contributor(s):: Bergen-Cico, D., Smith, Y., Wolford, K., Gooley, C., Hannon, K., Woodruff, R., Spicer, M., Gump, B.

    Objectives: The aims of this study were to measure the potential impact of a therapeutic dog ownership and training program for Veterans with symptoms of post-traumatic stress. Design: The study used a quasi-experimental design with two cohorts of Veterans-a dog owner-trainer intervention and a...

  2. Companion Dog Foster Caregiver Program for Older Veterans at the VA Maryland Health Care System: A Feasibility Study

    Contributor(s):: Ortmeyer, H. K., Robey, L. C.

    Veterans experience mental health conditions at a disproportionate rate compared to their civilian counterparts, and approximately 60% of older veterans who receive their care through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) do not meet physical activity (PA) recommendations. We...

  3. Horses Healing the Wounded Warrior: A Qualitative Inquiry of Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy in Treating Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Female Veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca R. Wara-Goss

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a major concern for military veterans in the United States and current research on women’s experiences in the military and the effects of their post-military PTSD are limited. Currently, there are a variety of evidence-based and alternative...

  4. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    | Contributor(s):: Grubaugh, A. L., Myers, U. S., Keller, S. M., Wangelin, B. C., Lozano, B. E., Tuerk, P. W.

  5. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, T., Whitworth, J., Macauley, E., Malone, M.

  6. Service dog training programs for veterans with PTSD: results of a pilot controlled study

    | Contributor(s):: Whitworth, J. D., Scotland-Coogan, D., Wharton, T.

  7. Preliminary evidence is promising, but challenges remain in providing service dogs to veterans: Commentary on preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans (O’Hair

    | Contributor(s):: Stumbo, Scott P., Yarborough, Bobbi Jo H.

  8. Preliminary efficacy of service dogs as a complementary treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder in military members and veterans

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    | Contributor(s):: O'Haire, M. E., Rodriguez, K. E.

  9. Pilot testing a manualized equine-facilitated cognitive processing therapy (EF-CPT) intervention for PTSD in veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Wharton, Tracy, Whitworth, James, Macauley, Emily, Malone, Marguerite

  10. Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Fieldstone Farm engages the therapeutic power of our horses to discover and nurture the special abilities of individuals, families and communities.

  11. Hope on Horseback Therapeutic Riding Center

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    Hope on Horseback, formerly know as TREC, began in 1981 as an equine-assisted therapeutic program for children and adults with physical or cognitive challenges. Our mission to serve these special individuals and their families has never veered off course, but many new directions have been...

  12. Stepping Stones Farms

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    Stepping Stone Farms is a non-profit horse rescue and therapeutic facility in Franksville that serves the needs of people in the South East Wisconsin area. In our Equine Assisted Coaching programs, people experience physical and emotional healing through riding and interacting with the horses,...

  13. S.A.D.L.E.S. Ranch

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    We pride ourselves on the not-so-traditional ways to help others through our experiential counseling and learning programs at S.A.D.L.E.S., our nature based wellness and outdoor education learning center. A Horse’s non-judgmental nature, compassion and inspiring presence allows you to...

  14. McCormick Research Institute

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    The organization, originally known as Heavenly Hooves, began in 2002 at the home of the Tompkins family. Horse enthusiast Thomasa Sanchez was the center's founder and first instructor, and continues today as a full-time volunteer CEO. From 2002-2005 horses were transported...

  15. Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes

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    Wild Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Program is a non-profit, charitable 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 2009. Our mission is to transform the lives of our participants, their families, and all who work with us through the healing power of horsemanship. 

  16. New Freedom Farm

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    New Freedom Farm is a non-profit community farm located in Buchanan, Virginia. We exist to aid veterans with PTSD, Substance Abuse, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) by using the therapeutic activity of interacting with our equines, farming, and peer-to-peer support. The end goal is to...

  17. Therapeutic Equestrian Center

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    TEC is a nonprofit 501(c)3 service organization that provides year-round, horse-related activities, and therapeutic riding to people young and old living with special needs, including veterans and active military members.  Our programs are designed to help children to seniors find hope,...

  18. Bit By Bit Therapy

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    Bit-By-Bit is both an American Hippotherapy Association Registered Facility and a PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) Accredited Therapeutic Riding Center specializing in speech, occupational and physical therapies. Bit by Bit is made up of a team of 15-20...

  19. Valor Equine Therapy Service, Inc. (V.E.T.S.)

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    V.E.T.S. is a Montana-based not-for-profit corporation dedicated to providing therapeutic services for Military veterans, police, firefighters and first responders suffering from PTSD and/or TBI.  The program is administered by professional equestrian instructors in a quiet, peaceful and...

  20. Center for Adaptive Riding

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