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Download APPENDIX B: List of Organizations Represented at National Technology Assessment Workshop for Animal Assisted Programs for Youth At Risk (322 KB)

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Download APPENDIX D: Current and Best Practices Survey of Dog Training Programs / Jennifer Jackman, Ph.D. (5.2 MB)

Download APPENDIX E: Opening Remarks / Andrew Rowan, Ph.D. (1.3 MB)

Download APPENDIX F: A Public Health Paradigm for Youth Violence: Risk Factors and Protective Factors / Philip Leaf, Ph.D. (1.2 MB)

Download APPENDIX G: The State of Evaluation in Youth Violence Prevention / Freya Sonenstein, Ph.D. (1.1 MB)

Download APPENDIX H: The State of Evaluation in Youth Violence Prevention / Valerie Maholmes, Ph.D. (1.2 MB)

Download APPENDIX I: Theoretical Framework for Animal Assisted Interventions As Violence Prevention Strategy / Randall Lockwood, Ph.D. (7.8 MB)

Download APPENDIX J: Best Evidence for Animal Assisted Interventions in Adolescent Mental Health / Katherine A. Kruger, MSW and Matthew J. Ryan (1.0 MB)

Download APPENDIX K: Challenges in Evaluating Outcomes in Animal Assisted Interventions / Barbara Boat, Ph.D. (1.5 MB)

Download APPENDIX L: Funding Evaluation of Animal Assisted Interventions / Mary Lou Randour, Ph.D. (858 KB)

Download APPENDIX M: Perspectives of Youth in Animal-Centered Correctional Vocational Program: A Qualitative Evaluation of Project Pooch / Kate Davis, MSW (797 KB)

Download APPENDIX N: Staff Perspectives on Animal Assisted Interventions for Youth At Risk / Avril Lindsay, LCSW, CGP (1.9 MB)

Download APPENDIX O: The Impact of Animal Visitation in an In-Class Humane Education Program / Kate Nicoll, MSW, LCSW and William Samuels, Ph.D. (1.4 MB)

Download APPENDIX P: Challenges in Researching Animal Assisted Activities: Is the Tail Wagging the Dog? / Steven Klee, Ph.D., and Jay Davidowitz, Ph.D. (1.6 MB)

Download APPENDIX Q: Bridging Clinical Practice and Research in Animal Assisted Interventions / Aubrey Fine, Ph.D. (3.7 MB)

Download APPENDIX R: Future Directions in Outcome Evaluation for Animal Assisted Programs for Youth-At-Risk / Martha-Elin Blomquist, Ph.D. (1.6 MB)

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Workshop held December 6-7, 2007 in Baltimore, Maryland

Co-sponsored by Humane Society of the United States and Center for Prevention of Youth Violence of the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health with support from the Laura J. Niles Foundation

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Proceedings from the National Technology Assessment Workshop on Animal Assisted Programs for Youth At Risk