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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. 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...

  4. Exploring the Role of Farm Animals in Providing Care at Care Farms

    | Contributor(s):: Jan Hassink, Simone R De Bruin, Bente Berget, Marjolein Elings

    We explore the role of farm animals in providing care to different types of participants at care farms (e.g., youngsters with behavioural problems, people with severe mental problems and people with dementia). Care farms provide alternative and promising settings where people can interact with...

  5. 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...

  6. Healing bonds: Animal assisted interventions with adjudicated male youth

    | Contributor(s):: Johnson, Amy, Bruneau, Laura, Blazina, Christopher, Kogan, Lori R.

  7. 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.

  8. Therapeutic benefits of equine assisted psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents

    | Contributor(s):: Whitely, Ruth

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. Helping animals and teens together (HATT): a program development plan

    | Contributor(s):: Rachel L. Williams

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Project POOCH

    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."...

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

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

  16. Using horses to teach authentic leadership skills to at-risk youth

    | Contributor(s):: Adams, Brittany Lee

  17. Long-term familiarity creates preferred social partners in dairy cows

    | Contributor(s):: Gutmann, A. K., Spinka, M., Winckler, C.

    Group is an essential resource for gregarious animals. Dairy cows are however frequently (re-)grouped according to productivity and reproductive state leading to an unstable social environment for the animals. The present study aimed at investigating whether cows maintain social relationships in...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...