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2017 Articles on Children

The following articles were published in 2017 on children and animals:

Branson, S. M., Boss, L., Padhye, N. S., Trötscher, T., & Ward, A. (2017). Effects of Animal-assisted Activities on Biobehavioral Stress Responses in Hospitalized Children: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 36, 84-91.

Bright, M. A., Huq, M. S., Spencer, T., Applebaum, J. W., & Hardt, N. (2018). Animal cruelty as an indicator of family trauma: Using adverse childhood experiences to look beyond child abuse and domestic violence. Child Abuse & Neglect, 76, 287-296.

Coman, D. C., Bass, M. P., Alessandri, M., Ghilain, C. S., & Llabre, M. M. (2017). Effect of Equine-Assisted Activities on Social and Sensory Functioning of Children with Autism. Society & Animals.

Dunlop, K., & Tsantefski, M. (2017). A space of safety: Children’s experience of equine‐assisted group therapy. Child & Family Social Work.

Fung, S. C. (2017). An Observational Study on Canine-assisted Play Therapy for Children with Autism: Move towards the Phrase of Manualization and Protocol Development. Global Journal of Health Science, 9(7), 67.

Hall, S. S., Wright, H. F., & Mills, D. S. (2017). Parent perceptions of the quality of life of pet dogs living with neuro-typically developing and neuro-atypically developing children: An exploratory study. PloS one, 12(9), e0185300.

Hasan, S. I. (2017). Links Between Physical and Mental Health: Assessment of Therapeutic Riding’s Effect on Children with Special Needs.

Hawkins, R. D., & Williams, J. M. (2017). Childhood Attachment to Pets: Associations between Pet Attachment, Attitudes to Animals, Compassion, and Humane Behaviour. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(5), 490.

Hawkins, R. D., Hawkins, E. L., & Williams, J. M. (2017). Psychological Risk Factors for Childhood Nonhuman Animal Cruelty. Society & Animals: 25(1).

Heffernan, K., & Heffernan, K. (2017). The effect of an equine assisted therapy (EAT) programme on children’s occupational performance–a pilot study. Irish Journal of Occupational Therapy, 45(1), 28-39.

Heiss, S., & Hormes, J. M. (2017). Ethical concerns regarding animal use mediate the relationship between variety of pets owned in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood. Appetite.

Hosaka, T., Sugimoto, K., & Numata, S. (2017). Effects of childhood experience with nature on tolerance of urban residents toward hornets and wild boars in Japan. PloS one, 12(4), e0175243.

Junkers, A., & Kennedy‐Behr, A. (2017). Using Animals to Support Children’s Occupational Engagement. Occupation-Centred Practice with Children: A Practical Guide for Occupational Therapists, 329.

Ketron, J. (2017). Childhood animal cruelty motives and their relationship to recurrent adult interpersonal crimes.

Laurent‐Simpson, A. (2017). “They Make Me Not Wanna Have a Child”: Effects of Companion Animals on Fertility Intentions of the Childfree. Sociological Inquiry.

Laurent‐Simpson, A. (2017). Considering Alternate Sources of Role Identity: Childless Parents and Their Animal “Kids”. In Sociological Forum.

Linder, D. E., Mueller, M. K., Gibbs, D. M., Alper, J. A., & Freeman, L. M. (2017). Effects of an Animal-Assisted Intervention on Reading Skills and Attitudes in Second Grade Students. Early Childhood Education Journal, 1-7.

Linder, D. E., Sacheck, J., Noubary, F., Nelson, M., & Freeman, L. M. (2017). Dog attachment and perceived social support in overweight/obese and healthy weight children. Preventive Medicine Reports.

Lithoxoidou, L. S., Georgopoulos, A. D., Dimitriou, A. T., & Xenitidou, S. C. “Trees have a soul too!” Developing Empathy and Environmental Values in Early Childhood. International Journal of Early Childhood, 5(1), 68.

Maria, M. V., Danielle, B., Tibor, V., & Stefano, M. (2017). Household Behavior with Respect to Meat Consumption: Differences between Households with and without Children. Veterinary Sciences, 4(4), 53.

Martin, R. A., Graham, F. P., Taylor, W. J., & Levack, W. M. M. (2017). Mechanisms of Change for Children Participating in Therapeutic Horse Riding: A Grounded Theory. Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics, 1-17.

McDonald, S. E., Cody, A. M., Collins, E. A., Stim, H. T., Nicotera, N., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Concomitant Exposure to Animal Maltreatment and Socioemotional Adjustment among Children Exposed to Intimate Partner Violence: a Mixed Methods Study. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-13.

McDonald, S. E., Collins, E. A., Maternick, A., Nicotera, N., Graham-Bermann, S., Ascione, F. R., & Williams, J. H. (2017). Intimate Partner Violence Survivors’ Reports of Their Children’s Exposure to Companion Animal Maltreatment: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0886260516689775.

Mendonca, R., Yhost, S., Santalucia, S., & Ideishi, S. (2017). Evaluation of the Impact of Animal Assistive Intervention on Attention, Social Initiation, and Regulation Skills of Children With Disabilities. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(4_Supplement_1), 7111515217p1-7111515217p1.

Mey, S. C. (2017). Animal Assisted Therapy for Children with Autism. International Journal of Child Devlelopment and Mental Health, 5(1), 29-42.

Mohamad Muslim, H. F., Hosaka, T., Numata, S., & Yahya, N. A. (2017). Nature-Related Experience during Childhood in Urban and Rural Areas: The Case of Peninsular Malaysians. Urban Studies Research, 2017.

Naste, T. M., Price, M., Karol, J., Martin, L., Murphy, K., Miguel, J., & Spinazzola, J. (2017). Equine Facilitated Therapy for Complex Trauma (EFT-CT). Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma, 1-15.

Perkins, E. C. (2017). When Reading Gets Ruff: Understanding the Literacy Experiences of Children Engaged in a Canine-Assisted Reading Program (Doctoral dissertation, University of Rochester).

Purewal, R., Christley, R., Kordas, K., Joinson, C., Meints, K., Gee, N., & Westgarth, C. (2017). Companion Animals and Child/Adolescent Development: A Systematic Review of the Evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(3), 234.

Rusu, A. S. (2017). Constructing Healthy Experiences through Human-Animal Interactions for Autistic Children and Their Families: Implications for Research and Education. In Autism-Paradigms, Recent Research and Clinical Applications. InTech.


So, W. Y., Lee, S. Y., Park, Y., & Seo, D. I. (2017). Effects of 4 Weeks of Horseback Riding on Anxiety, Depression, and Self-Esteem in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Journal of Mens Health, 13(2), e1-e7.

Strand, E. B., Brandt, J., Rogers, K., Fonken, L., Chun, R., Conlon, P., & Lord, L. (2017). Adverse Childhood Experiences among Veterinary Medical Students: A Multi-Site Study. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 1-8.

Tan, V. X. L., & Simmonds, J. G. (2017). Parent Perceptions of Psychosocial Outcomes of Equine-Assisted Interventions for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 1-11.

Tardif-Williams, Y. and S.L. Bosacki. (2017). Gender and Age Differences in Children’s Perceptions of Self-Companion Animal Interactions Expressed through Drawings. Society & Animals 25(1): 77-97.

Trentham, C. E., Hensley, C., & Policastro, C. (2017). Recurrent childhood animal cruelty and its link to recurrent adult interpersonal violence. International journal of offender therapy and comparative criminology, 0306624X17720175.

Tsantefski, M., Briggs, L., Griffiths, J., & Tidyman, A. (2017). An open trial of equine‐assisted therapy for children exposed to problematic parental substance use. Health & Social Care in the Community.

Warner, H., & Schilling, S. (2017). When Interactions Between Young Children and Dogs Become Dangerous: Case Review. Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing, 6(1), 15-21.

Weldon, T. D. (2017). An Evaluation of Human-Horse Interactions, Children’s Attachment, and Trust (Doctoral dissertation, Northcentral University).

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