- Recovery Animals – Alicia’s detailed resource site for Emotional Support, Therapy and Service Animals.
- Alicia Smith on Animals in Mental Health Recovery. Recorded: September 2013 View video here: Alicia Smith: Animals in Mental Health Recovery
- Table of State Assistance Animal Laws – http://animallaw.info/articles/State_Tables/tbusassistanceanimals.htm
- Department of Justice ADA Mediation Program
1. Workshop #1: Access to Hospitals and Other Healthcare Facilities for Disabled Persons with Service Animals (Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes) — YouTube Web Link / URL: http://www.youtube.com/embed/JUrqb9KwNNk
2. Workshop #2: Assessing Dogs for a Service Dog Career (Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes) — YouTube Web Link URL: http://www.youtube.com/embed/s1jwM98iWnsk
- Animals in Mental Health Recovery – Alicia Smith:
- Jim Hajny, of Montana’s Peer Network, sat down with Alicia Smith to talk about Service Dogs. This is a five part series:
Part 1- Service Dogs: http://montanamentalhealth.org/mhapodcast/service-dogs-with-alicia-smith-pt1of5/
Part 2- Service Dogs: http://montanamentalhealth.org/mhapodcast/service-dogs-with-alicia-smith-pt2of5/
Part 3- Service Dogs: http://montanamentalhealth.org/mhapodcast/service-dogs-with-alicia-smith-pt3of5/
Part 4- Emotional Support Animals: http://montanamentalhealth.org/mhapodcast/service-dogs-with-alicia-smith-pt4of5/
Part 5- Therapy Animals: http://montanamentalhealth.org/mhapodcast/service-dogs-with-alicia-smith-pt5of5/
- EMS and Service Dogs: A quick reference guide to providing safe and efficient care to people traveling with service dogs. https://www.guidingeyes.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/EMS-and-Service-Dogs.pdf
- Arhant-Sudhirm K., Arhant-Sudhir, R., & Sudhir, K. (2011). Pet ownership and cardiovascular risk reduction: Supporting evidence, conflicting data and underlying mechanisms. Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, 38(11), 734–738.
- Becker, M. (2006). Fitness Unleashed!: A Dog and Owner’s Guide to Losing Weight and Gaining Health Together. Three Rivers Press.
- Beetz, A., Uvnäs-Moberg, K., Julius, H., Kotrschal, K. (2012). Psychosocial and psychophysiological effects of human-animal interactions: The possible role of oxytocin. Front Psychology. 3, 234. Abstract.
- Cutt, H., Giles-Court, B., Knuiman, M., & Burke, V. (2007). Dog ownership, health and physical activity: A critical review of the literature. Health & Place, 13 (1), 261–272
- Eames, E. and Eames, T. (1997). Partners in Independence: A Success Story of Dogs and the Disabled.
- Endenburg, N. & Baarda, B. (1995). The Role of Pets in Enhancing Human Well-being: Effects on Child Development. In I. Robinson (Ed.), The Waltham Book of Human-Animal Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership. Pergamon Press.
- Handi, L. & Uvnäs-Moberg, K. (no date). Associations between the oxytocin and cortisol levels and the relationships between dog owners and dogs.
- Hare, B., & Woods, V. (2013) Dog Kisses are More Than Just Slobber (Op-Ed). LiveScience.
- Hare, B., & Woods, V. (2013) The Genius of Dogs: How Dogs Are Smarter than You Think. Dutton Adult.
- Mattok, M., Koike. H., Yokoyama, T., Kennedy, N.L. (2006). Effect of walking a dog on autonomic nervous system activity in senior citizens. Medical Journal of Australia, 184(2), 60-62.
- Mulcahy, M. (2012). Live Like Royalty: The Many Health Benefits of Dogs, Man’s Best Friend. The Atlantic.
- Nordensson, S. and Kelley, L. (2007). Teamwork, Book 1, Revised & Expanded Edition
- Nordensson, S. and Kelley, L. (2010). Teamwork II: A Dog Training Manual for People with Disabilities
- Poresky, R. H. & Hendrix, C. (1990) Differential effects of pet presence and pet-bonding on young children.
- Psychological Reports, 66, 931-936.
- Reeves, M. J., Rafferty, A. P., Miller, C. E., & Lyon-Callo, S.K. (2011). The impact of dog walking on leisure-time physical activity: Results from a population-based survey of Michigan adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 8(3):436-44. Abstract.
- Shaar, M.J. & Britton, K. (2011). Smarts and Stamina: The Busy Person’s Guide to Optimal Health and Performance. Philadelphia, PA: Positive Psychology Press.
- Wells, D. L. (2007). Domestic dogs and human health: An overview. British Journal of Health Psychology 12 (1), 145–156. Abstract.
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