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  1. Animal Assisted Happiness

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    Our mission is to enrich the lives of youth with needs through barnyard animal interactions at our Smile Farm and mobile visits, creating moments of joy and happiness throughout our AAH community. We provide barnyard buddies so children and their family members can 'experience the...

  2. Can Shelter Pets Heal a Community? | Stacy Mendell Matt Angleman | TEDxGrandJunction

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    | Contributor(s):: Stacy Mendell, Matt Angleman

    They look at how to harness the power of the human-animal bond to create healthier and more compassionate communities. Their presentation includes therapy dogs Chazz and Ness. Stacy is a licensed clinical social worker who uses four-legged co-therapists in her mental health work on the Western...

  3. Health, Wellness, and Ecological Impacts of Horse Therapy for Special Needs Children

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    | Contributor(s):: Jennifer Sulkowski

    The benefits of horse therapy for special needs children have been documented for centuries, but direct experience and perspective from special needs children and their families involved in horse therapy are missing from the literature. The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding on...

  4. Lesson Plan Helps Volunteers Improve Learning Among 4-H Youths in Animal Projects

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    | Contributor(s):: Timothy Ewers, Scott Nash, Alaena Ruth, Julia Piaskowski

    Continued development and delivery of animal science programs for 4-H youths is a critical need in all livestock production regions. The large number of 4-H youth programs, their rural locations, and the small number of 4-H Extension professionals make delivery of new curricula challenging. In...

  5. Establishing consensus on the best ways to educate children about animal welfare and prevent harm: An online Delphi study

    | Contributor(s):: Muldoon, J. C., Williams, J. M.

  6. The Role of the Family Dog in the Preadolescent's Psychosocial Development Relative to Selected Dimensions of the Self-Concept, Sex and Age

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    | Contributor(s):: Janet Haggerty Davis

  7. Animal Interaction Affecting Core Deficit Domains Among Children with Autism: A Meta-Analysis

    | Contributor(s):: Droboniku, M. J., Mychailyszyn, M. P.

  8. Revisiting a Link: Animal Abuse, Bullying, and Empathy in Australian Youth

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    | Contributor(s):: Denise Parkes, Tania Signal

    Experience of deliberate animal harm has been found to be a risk factor for school-based violence and later criminality. However, much of the extant research is based on retrospective or caregiver reports with few studies surveying youth directly. The aim of the current study was to address...

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

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

  10. The impact of service dogs on children, youth and their families: A systematic review

    | Contributor(s):: Lindsay, S., Thiyagarajah, K.

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

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

  12. Assessing Youth Perceptions and Knowledge of Ethics at 4-H Horse Shows in Louisiana

    | Contributor(s):: Walker, Neely, Cater, Melissa, Bourg, Brittany, Devall, Hannah, Sarver, Megan

    Due to the increased awareness of animal welfare issues and sensitized attitudes throughout society, youth animal projects provide a unique opportunity to assess and impact youth understanding and attitudes regarding animal welfare. Animal ethics training is not an uncommon requirement for...

  13. Sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta seurakunnan koulutyön toimintamenetelmänä

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    | Contributor(s):: Mirva Heikkinen

    Sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta seurakunnan koulutyön toimintamenetelmänä opinnäytetyö kertoo teorian avulla ihmisille, miksi sosiaalipedagoginen koiratoiminta toimii hyvin tunne- ja vuorovaikutuskasvatuksen työmenetelmänä seurakunnan...

  14. Robinson Outreach at Rivercross Ranch (ROARR)

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    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.

  15. Shaping healthy habits in children with neurodevelopmental and mental health disorders: parent perceptions of barriers, facilitators and promising strategies

    | Contributor(s):: Bowling, A., Blaine, R. E., Kaur, R., Davison, K. K.

  16. A qualitative assessment of a dog program for youth offenders in an adult prison

    | Contributor(s):: Smith, H. P., Smith, H.

  17. Commentary on: How Schools Enhance the Development of Young People’s Resilience, by Ungar, Connelly, Liebenberg, and Theron, 2017

    | Contributor(s):: Arat, Gizem, Wong, Paul W. C.

  18. Dog Training Intervention Shows Social-Cognitive Change in the Journals of Incarcerated Youth

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    | 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...

  19. 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...

  20. The Potential of Green Care Interventions to Promote Positive Youth Development with a One Health Lens

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    | Contributor(s):: Hagit Brandes

    The first part of this study is making a conceptual tie between three distinct bodies of knowledge: Green Care, Positive Youth Development (PYD), and One Health. Green Care is an organizing construct for various interventions that use nature as a framework. I suggest that a nature-based program...