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  1. Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique

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    | Contributor(s):: Dana. K. May, Nicholas P. Seivert, Annmarie Cano, Rita J. Casey, Amy Johnson

    Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) for youth has the potential to benefit both physical and mental health outcomes. Yet little is known about the extent to which study designs in this area are aligned with established standards of intervention research. This critical review assesses current research...

  2. Evaluating the efficacy of equine therapy among at-risk youth: a meta-analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Wilkie, K. D., Germain, S., Theule, J.

    The present meta-analysis examined the efficacy of equine therapy among an at-risk youth population. Seven studies quantitatively assessed the treatment effects following involvement in an equine therapy program. The random effects model was used to aggregate each study into an overall effect...

  3. The protective association between pet ownership and depression among street-involved youth: a cross-sectional study

    | Contributor(s):: Lem, M., Coe, J. B., Haley, D. B., Stone, E., O'Grady, W.

    Street-involved youth represent a particularly vulnerable subsection of the homeless population and are at increased risk of health problems, substance abuse, and depression. Qualitative research has demonstrated that animal companions help homeless youth cope with loneliness, are motivators for...

  4. 4-H PetPALS Juvenile Diversion Program Supports At-Risk Youth and Seniors

    | Contributor(s):: Goble, Connie L., Miller, Lucinda B.

    The 4-H PetPALS Juvenile Diversion Program provides a partnership opportunity with Extension and the juvenile court system to positively impact lives of at-risk youth. At-risk youth are taught by 4-H PetPALS adult volunteer leaders and 4-H PetPALS members to value and respect the human-animal...

  5. HALTER: Using Horsequest as a Training Tool

    | Contributor(s):: Bailey, Elaine Long, Waite, Karen, Wilson, Kristen M.

    Youth organizations, such as 4-H, need dedicated, knowledgeable adult volunteer leaders. Oftentimes, adults are intimidated to work with youth, either because of questionable understanding of youngsters or due to limited subject knowledge. This is particularly true with volunteers for youth horse...

  6. Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature

    | Contributor(s):: Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., Hazel, S.

    There is a perception in the scientific and general communities that hospitalized children benefit from visits by animals. Animal-assisted interventions (AAI), including animal-assisted therapy and animal-assisted activities, usually involving dogs, are thus employed in pediatric hospitals....

  7. The relationship between types of human-animal interaction and attitudes about animals: an exploratory study

    | Contributor(s):: Mueller, M. K.

    Existing theory and research suggests that understanding the nuances of particular instantiations of human-animal relationships is important in promoting positive, mutually beneficial relationships between people and animals. One such aspect of human-animal interaction (HAI) involves species of...

  8. Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006

    | Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.

  9. Loading density and welfare of goat kids during long distance road transport

    | Contributor(s):: Hindle, V. A., Reimert, H. G. M., Werf, J. T. N. van der, Lambooij, E.

  10. Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?

    | Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.