Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An animal assisted therapy program for hospitalized children with cancer: A grant proposal
by Rodas-Zamora, Jessica, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2016, 59; 10195884
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this grant proposal was to develop and fund an animal assisted therapy (AAT) program involving therapy dogs for children, aged 3 to 19, diagnosed with cancer. This program will take place in Orange County, California, the hometown of the grant writer. The Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) was selected as the hosting agency for this project. After reviewing the literature on AAT and its implications for use among those with symptoms of depression, pain, and isolation, the grant writer designed an AAT program, Healing Paws. After searching for funding sources, the Weingart Foundation was chosen as a grant funder. It was found that this foundation’s mission was closely in line with the purpose of Healing Paws. Actual funding was not required for this thesis project; therefore, this grant was not submitted to the foundation.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ranney, Molly
Commitee: Brocato, Jo, Potts, Marilyn
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/02M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Health education
Keywords: Animal assisted therapy, Children & cancer, Health & human services, Mental health, Pet therapy
Publication Number: 10195884
ISBN: 9781369320282
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