ERIC Number: EJ844165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
The Incorporation of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Social Work Education
Tedeschi, Philip; Fitchett, Jennifer; Molidor, Christian E.
Journal of Family Social Work, v9 n4 p59-77 2005
Successful social work practice requires orientation to diverse social and cultural characteristics which structure the framework for our communities and families. This paper explores the necessity of incorporating the connection between people and non-human relationships in our understanding of social support systems. Specifically, we examine our relationships with animals in the understanding of these social networks and in turn, the readiness of social work education to support this valuable and prominent feature of the modern family system. In addition, this paper will highlight the congruence between the study of the human-animal bond and the social work curriculum.
Descriptors: Animals, Social Networks, Social Work, Intervention, Social Support Groups, Curriculum Development, At Risk Persons, Youth, Clinical Experience, Child Welfare, Ethics
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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