Interventions for at-risk youth include after-school programs, tutoring programs, violence intervention programs, and drug intervention programs. Horseback riding therapy, also known as equine-assisted psychotherapy, can make a difference in the lives of at-risk foster youth. Horseback riding therapy has been documented for over 150 years in Europe, the United States, and South America. The intervention began as a type of therapy for persons with physical disabilities (autism, cerebral palsy, and Down Syndrome), as well as for injured soldiers after World War I, and has since evolved to serve persons with physical, emotional, and social impairments. The bonding and interaction between horse and rider has been shown to be beneficial. Increased physical functioning, increased communication, and enhanced interpersonal skills have been noted. The goals of the proposed program are increased self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment in at-risk foster care youth.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International|
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