Some of our best therapists are dogs
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The potential values of using animals as adjuncts in work with children and youth have begun to be explored in a variety of settings. The exploratory study reported here used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods to assess the benefits and drawbacks of introducing dogs into living units in group care programs. Although both benefits and drawbacks were identified, the benefits appeared to out-weigh the drawbacks by a wide margin. Differences by age of clientele were identified, and implications of the findings are suggested.
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- Some of our best therapists are dogs
Child and Youth Care Forum
Volume 23, Issue 2 , pp 89-101
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- Kluwer Academic Publishers-Human Sciences Press
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- Gerald P. Mallon (1)
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- 1. Green Chimneys Children's Services, 327 East 22nd Street, 10010, New York, NY