Welfare Consideration in Therapy and Assistance Animals

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∗ , R. Coppinger † , A.H. Fine ‡ , J.M. Peralta § ∗University of Pennsylvania †Hampshire College ‡California State Polytechnic University §Western University 23.1 Introduction Throughout history, people have…

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Loss of a Therapy Animal: Assessment and Healing

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The first and necessary step of grief is discovering what you have lost. The next step is discovering what is left. What is possible. John Schneider 21.1 Introduction Although scholars…

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Animal-Assisted Activity as a Social Experience

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Violent behavior continues to be an uncontrollable problem in many societies, including America (World Health Organization, 2004). Most efforts have failed to prevent such behavior by intervening in the lives…

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Animal Abuse and Developmental Psychopathology: Recent Research, Programmatic and Therapeutic Issues and Challenges for the Future

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∗ , Marie S. McCabe † , Allie Phillips † , Philip Tedeschi ∗ ∗University of Denver †American Humane Association 18.1 Introduction As animals become a more significant component of…

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Human/Animal Interaction and Successful Aging

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∗ , Rebecca Johnson † ∗University of Texas †University of Missouri 15.1 Introduction Human/animal interactions (HAI) have become an important part of the lives of many people of all ages….

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Animals in the Lives of Children

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∗ , Aubrey H. Fine † ∗Purdue University †California State Polytechnic University 12.1 Introduction All therapeutic interventions involving animals rest on a powerful assumption: there is something about animals that…

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