Animal-Assisted Therapy

Study Results: Stress in Pet Owners and Non-Pet Owners by Jill Kraus

Feature Article: Developing a Physiology of Inclusion: Recognizing the Health Benefits of Animal Companions by James Lynch.

Coping with Life Changes & Transitions: The Role of the Pet by Karen Allen.

Recent Studies on How the Presence of Pets Affects People During Life Transitions by Ann Howie.

The Role of Pets in the Social Networks of Children, Adolescents, and Elderly Peopl by June McNicholas and Glyn M. Collis

Benefits of Animal-Assisted Therapy at a Veterinary School by Deborah Linder, Tufts Veterinary School

Friedmann, E., Son, H. (2009). The Human-Companion Animal Bond: How Humans Benefit. Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice. 2009 Mar; 39(2): 293-326.

Wells, D.(2009).The Effects of Animals on Human Health and Well-Being. Journal of Social Issues. Sep; 65(3); 523-543.

Allen, K.(2003).  Are Pets a Healthy Pleasure? The Influence of Pets on Blood Pressure. Current Directions in Psychological Science. Dec 2003; 12(6):236-9.

Hardiman,D. (2010). Animal-assisted therapy in mental health. The SCAS Journal, Autumn, 14-17.

Kruger, K. Serpell, J(2006). Animal-assisted interventions in mental health: definitions and theoretical foundations. Center for the interaction of Animals and Society, Department of Clinical Studies, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,2, 21-38.


Childhood Grief

Rochelle,P. Childhood Grief Responses. Families helping families, Turning grief into hope.

The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2012). Facts for families. Children and Grief.

Perry, B. The Child’s Loss: Death, Grief, and Mourning.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Information for Parents on Childhood Traumatic Grief

Brown, E., Goodman, R. (2005). Childhood Traumatic Grief: An Exploration of the Construct in Children Bereaved on September 11.


Terminal/Chronic Illnesses

American Cancer Society. Helping children when a family member has cancer: Dealing with a parent`s terminal illness.

Lewis, L., Brecher, M., Reaman, G., Sahler, O. When Children are Dying.

Hospice. Talking To children about death.

Wolfelt, A. Helping a Child Who Has a Serious Illness.

University of Utah Health Care. Psychosocial Needs of the Dying Child

Estate and Disability Planning

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