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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Penn State researchers to study animal-assisted therapy for abused children

Penn State researchers to study animal-assisted therapy for abused children
- Penn State researchers were recently awarded a Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development grant to learn more about animal-assisted therapy in child-abuse situations. Principal investigator Brian Allen, a co-funded faculty member at Penn State’s Child Maltreatment Solutions Network and assistant professor of pediatrics and psychiatry, and his team will be analyzing the effectiveness of integrating animals into Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).