Animal-Assisted Therapy FOr Child Sexual Abuse: A SSWN Research Brief
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Editor’s Note: Here at SSWN we post Research Briefs (RBs) regularly. These RBs were completed by school social workers like you, taking research they’ve found and applying it to their school contexts. These RBs will describe research articles and what the particular study could contribute to your school social work practice, starting as soon as tomorrow. They will cover the kinds of things you see every day in your practice and (hopefully) be written in a way that you can use the information immediately. Today, we’re excited to share an RB by Amanda Trerotola, (BSW student, Ohio State University) drawn from a course on EBP and interventions with youth taught by SSW researcher and OSU doctoral student Michele Patak-Pietrafesa. The article (available also open-access below) describes the evidence for an innovative treatment for young people who have experienced sexual abuse–animal-assisted therapy.
Here is the RB by Amanda.