Animal-Assisted Therapy Supports Student Connectedness

Animal-Assisted Therapy Supports Student Connectedness Animal-assisted therapy is a complementary approach to supporting the well-balanced student. In particular, therapy dogs in school can have a direct impact on students’ social interactions, class participation, and behavior, as well as strengthening feelings of connectedness in school—a protective factor against risk-taking behaviors. School nurses have the unique charge of acting as liaisons between optimal health and academic success, and they can serve an integral role in animal-assisted therapy programs at school. The benefits of animal-assisted therapy in elementary schools along with the role of the school nurse in the planning and success of the program are described. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png NASN School Nurse SAGE

Animal-Assisted Therapy Supports Student Connectedness

NASN School Nurse , Volume 33 (6): 4 – Nov 1, 2018

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SAGE
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© 2018 The Author(s)
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1942-602X
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1942-6038
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10.1177/1942602X18776424
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Abstract

Animal-assisted therapy is a complementary approach to supporting the well-balanced student. In particular, therapy dogs in school can have a direct impact on students’ social interactions, class participation, and behavior, as well as strengthening feelings of connectedness in school—a protective factor against risk-taking behaviors. School nurses have the unique charge of acting as liaisons between optimal health and academic success, and they can serve an integral role in animal-assisted therapy programs at school. The benefits of animal-assisted therapy in elementary schools along with the role of the school nurse in the planning and success of the program are described.

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NASN School NurseSAGE

Published: Nov 1, 2018

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