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  1. Equine facilitated psychotherapy with young people: Why insurance coverage matters

    Contributor(s):: Ballard, Isabel, Vincent, Aviva, Collins, Cyleste

  2. Curriculum-Based Animal-Assisted Therapy in an Acute Outpatient Mental Health Setting

    Contributor(s):: Kashden, J., Lincoln, C. R., Finn-Stevenson, M.

  3. Girls' Challenge Seeking: How Outdoor Exposure Can Support Girls in Taking Positive Risks

    Contributor(s):: Kallen Tsikalas, Karyn L. Martin

  4. 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...

  5. Eläimestä tukea : Eläimen ja nuoren vuorovaikutus

    | Contributor(s):: Kaisa Karvonen, Maria Poskiparta

    Tutkimuksemme tarkoituksena oli tutkia eläinten eri merkitystä nuorten hyvinvoinnille. Tutkimuksessamme selvitimme mitä eri merkityksiä eläimillä on nuorille ja miten eri keinoin eläimiä voidaan käyttää nuorten tukena. Halusimme tuoda...

  6. Understanding Life Skills Gained from and Reasons for Youth Participation in the Tennessee 4-H Sheep Skillathon

    | Contributor(s):: Terra Kimes Davis, Christopher T. Stripling, Carrie A. Stephens, H. Dwight Loveday

    The high number of U.S. youth exhibiting at-risk behavior points to a lack of life skills development. We determined the effects of participating in one state's 4-H sheep skillathon on youths' life skills development and the youths' reasons for participating. The target population was...

  7. Who let the dogs in: a narrative examination into the need for animal assisted intervention based programming for youth residential treatment centers

    | Contributor(s):: Paul Wright

    Throughout my career working with youth, it has been my dream to use animals for  therapy in residential treatment settings. This project is an effort to make that dream a  reality. It is a journey through the events and experiences in my life that have shaped my  views. What I...

  8. Youth Program Risk Management: A Case Study of the 4-H PetPALS Program

    | Contributor(s):: Lucinda Miller, Ryan J. Schmiesing

    Risk management has been an especially important topic in the 4-H youth development program over the past 15 years. Traditional programs face challenges as risks are identified and new programs are under increased scrutiny to ensure that youth and volunteers are in a safe environment. 4-H PetPALS...

  9. Life-Skill Development Found in 4-H Animal Judging

    | Contributor(s):: Scott A. Nash, Laura L. Sant

    A study was conducted in Idaho to determine the impact of the 4-H animal judging program on the life skills of former participants and how judging influenced their lives. The results of the study show that the judging program has affected the development of animal industry knowledge and is at...

  10. Helping at-risk youth overcome trauma and substance abuse through animal-assisted therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Kelly, Melissa A., Cozzolino, Callandre A.

  11. Zoonoses Which Occur With Greater Incidence in Children

    | Contributor(s):: Judy K. Holding, George W. Beran

    The veterinarian frequently serves as a resource about diseases which affect both man and animal. It is his responsibility to be aware of their epidemiology and how their transmission to man can be avoided. This paper will discuss those zoonoses that occur with a higher incidence in children. The...

  12. Iowa 4-H Livestock Show Requirements: Animal Identification, Weighing, and Exhibiting Requirements for County, State, and Interstate Shows

    | Contributor(s):: Michael C. Anderson

    This publication has two purposes: (1) to summarize regulations relating to exhibiting animals at 4-H shows, and (2) to provide additional suggestions for staff members and county program committees as they plan 4-H shows. It is the expectation that all 4-H shows will comply with...

  13. Special Report on Teaching Children to Be Kind

    | Contributor(s):: The Humane Society Of The United States

    While recognizing the need to continue alleviating suffering wherever it exists, The Humane Society has taken the offensive to teach children and youth the appropriateness and value of kindness and respect for all living creatures. HSUS's experience has demonstrated that attitudes of adults...

  14. TRAK

    TRAK is a not-for-profit program available to the youth of the Tucson community who are with or without specific challenges. The focus of the program is to offer participants the opportunities to provide service to people of all ages and animals of the community.  TRAK gives individuals who...

  15. Interparental Conflict and Youth Maladjustment: The Buffering Effects of Pets

    | Contributor(s):: Strand, Elizabeth B.

    Children who experience interparental conflict have more difficulty with internalizing and externalizing problems. Children's ability to manage their emotional and physiological arousal buffer them from the effects of interparental conflict. The child-pet bond is associated with emotional and...

  16. 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....

  17. Partners With Paws

    Partners with Paws provides life changing therapy for students in the Lake County School System & Surrounding Areas. Our programs foster positive development: *Academically with improved focus *Mentally by way of reduced stress *Physically with improved cardiovascular health *Medically with...

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

    | Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.

  19. Significance of Family Risk Factors in Development of Childhood Animal Cruelty in Adolescent Boys with Conduct Problems

    | Contributor(s):: Duncan, Alexander, Thomas, Jay C., Miller, Catherine

  20. Italian youths' attitudes toward, and concern for, animals

    | Contributor(s):: Pagani, C., Robustelli, F., Ascione, F. R.

    This is the first comprehensive study of Italian youths' (9-18 years of age) attitudes and behaviors toward animals. Various aspects of child-animal relationships were analyzed, including pet ownership, pet attachment, pet loss, worries about pet, animal abuse (both perpetrated and witnessed),...