Robinson Outreach at Rivercross Ranch (ROARR)
Robinson Outreach at RiverCross Ranch strives to relieve the conditions associated with youth and elderly in need, by providing Equine Assisted Learning and related therapies.
Dog Training Intervention Shows Social-Cognitive Change in the Journals of Incarcerated Youth
| Contributor(s):: Syzmanski, T., Casey, R. J., Johnson, A., Cano, A.
There is limited research assessing the effectiveness of Animal-Assisted Therapy in at-risk adolescent populations. In a recent study, 138 adjudicated adolescents participated in a randomized controlled trial of an animal-assisted intervention, in which participants either trained shelter dogs...
Crossing Bridges Therapeutic Riding Center
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Crossing Bridges is a therapeutic riding center serving students ages 3+ in the Rogue Valley. We serve special needs students as well as able-bodied individuals. Approximately 90 students come to Crossing Bridges each week for lessons. Our goal is to encourage positive behaviors and...
Stable Moments started as a non-profit organization in Georgia. Through trial and error the dream of a world where community members played an active role in the lives of foster and adopted children took shape. To be successful, structured plans of care, activities and trainings had to be...
Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc.
Equine Assisted Transitions, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - receiving tax exempt status in November 2009. It was founded by Susan Garon, a licensed marriage and family therapist who developed a pilot program, Horses Healing Hearts, in Anderson County, Kentucky in June...
Animal-assisted therapy for youth: a systematic methodological critique
| 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...
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...
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...
Texas 4-H Swine Project Guide
| Contributor(s):: Jodi Sterle
This guide for 4-H members explains how to select a good animal, build proper facilities, manage an animal's feeding and nutritional requirements, and take care of health concerns. There is also information on training and showing a pig.
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...
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...
Project POOCH, Inc,® has successfully paired youths incarcerated at the MacLaren Youth Correctional Facility in Woodburn, Oregon, with homeless shelter dogs since 1993.Youths (guided by professionals) learn to train the dogs, groom them, and find them new adoptive "forever homes."...
Wolf Connection was founded in 2009 by Teo Alfero, whose life ambition is to be of service to future generations.For that reason, Wolf Connection is not the typical wolf and wolfdog rescue organization.First and foremost, Wolf Connection is a youth education and empowerment program, with rescued...
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...
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....
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...
Hipporehabilitation at the Felin Experimental Farm of the Agricultural University in 2000-2006
| Contributor(s):: Pluta, M.
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.
Paws & Think
Paws & Think, Inc., is a values-driven 501(c)(3) charitable organization incorporated in October 2001.They serve at-risk youths, at-risk canines and children and adults with disabilities/special needs in Central Indiana. Paws & Think is an all-volunteer, community-based organization and works in...
Does personality, delinquency, or mating effort necessarily dictate a preference for an aggressive dog?
| Contributor(s):: Egan, V., MacKenzie, J.