Samantha Bauer, Regina Abel; The Psychosocial and Occupational Impact of Dog-Training Programs on Incarcerated Individuals. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311515362. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO5030
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Date Presented 04/05/19
Although prison dog-training programs have increased in prevalence, little research on the topic exists. We used quantitative and qualitative methods in a repeated measures design to study effects of a dog-training program in a women’s prison. We found positive effects on empathy and academic and workplace self-confidence. Further, the program fostered improved parenting attitudes. We are beginning a similar study in a male institution to compare outcomes between female and male offenders.
Primary Author and Speaker: Samantha Bauer
Additional Authors and Speakers: Regina Abel
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