Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Pitties for the Kiddies: An Animal-Assisted Therapy Program
by Valenzuela, Marisa A, M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2017, 43; 10263845
Abstract (Summary)

With more and more research of animal-assisted therapy and its effectiveness, there has been a rise in the demand for these programs in hospitals throughout the nation. While most animal therapy dogs are Golden Retrievers and Labradors, Pitties for the Kiddies is an Orange County based program that will partner with pediatric health care organizations and provide animal-assisted therapy with pitbull or pitbull type breeds. Not only will Pitties for the Kiddies provide animal-assisted therapy for pediatric patients, but will also provide education to the children and their families about pitbulls and how to properly handle and care for a dog.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Reynolds, Grace
Commitee: Lu, Yang, Sinay, Tony
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Health Care Administration
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 56/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Health care management
Publication Number: 10263845
ISBN: 9781369805109
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