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ISTITUTIONAL ACTIVITY. Guidelines for Animal Assisted Interventions

ISTITUTIONAL ACTIVITY. Guidelines for Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI)

At present, in Italy AAI have been recognized as official care by a Legislative Decree (DL.vo issued on February 28th 2003), however there is no specific legislation regulating them, which poses serious problems in terms of safety and protection of humans subjects. Indeed, those who can benefit from AAI are frail subjects and are mainly represented by children as they are often extremely trusting and may easily achieve a level of intimacy with animals, as well as elderly per- sons. In AAI, the activity performed by the “animal therapist” towards the “human patient” is very complex and to be successful, above all, should entail the contribution of many professional figures....

Published 08-31-2013 in Animal Assisted Interventions , last update 03-22-2016 More...

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PUBLICATIONS

Borgi M, Cirulli F (2016). Pet Face: Mechanisms Underlying Human-Animal Relationships. Front Psychol 7:298.

Borgi, M., Loliva, D., Cerino, S., Chiarotti, F., Venerosi, A., Bramini, M., Nonnis, E., Marcelli, M., Vinti, C., De Santis, C., Bisacco, F., Fagerlie, M., Frascarelli, M., Cirulli, F. (2016). Effectiveness of a standardized equine-assisted therapy program for children with autism spectrum disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 46:1-9

Borgi, M, Cirulli, F. (2015). Attitudes toward Animals among Kindergarten...

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EVENTS

ATTENDED EVENTS:

February 26, 2016 - Riabilitazione assistita con equidi e sua potenziale applicazione nella malattia di parkinson. See attachment

May-December 2015 - Corso Base e Avanzato per Coadiutore del Cane nell'ambito degli Interventi Assistiti con gli Animali. Beginning on may 16 2015 (Registration not after may 11 2015). See attachments

April 8-10, 2015 - Interventi assistiti con gli animali: identità, normativa e responsabilità - Corso propedeutico - Aula Bovet, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Roma. See attachments (See also the section  “Formazione” of the internet website of SS)

November 26 th 2014- SEMINARIO SU DISTURBI DEL COMPORTAMENTO...

Published 10-03-2013 in Animal Assisted Interventions , last update 03-01-2016 More...

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Animal-man interaction and human health

Animal-man interaction and human health (See Attachment)

Published 11-05-2015 in Animal Assisted Interventions , last update 11-05-2015 More...

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DISSEMINATION

Concept of cuteness is 'hardwired from age of three, 'sayscientists
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/concept-of-cuteness-is-hardwired-from-age-of-three-say-scientists-9617791.html

Children as young as three recognise 'cuteness' in faces of people and animals
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-07-children-young-recognise-cuteness-people.html

Humans are hardwired to prefer 'cute' faces from the age of three - and toddlers think dogs are more adorable than cats and...

Published 08-17-2013 in Animal Assisted Interventions , last update 03-24-2015 More...

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