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Integrating AAT into TF-CBT for Maltreated Youth: A Randomized Feasibility Trial
This is a randomized clinical trial designed to test the feasibility of integrating Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) into standard Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) for the treatment of posttraumatic stress and associated symptoms of maltreated youth.
Younger than 18 years old
Inclusion Criteria:Child between the ages of 6 and 17
Child has a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, or other type of maltreatment
Child displays posttraumatic stress symptoms
Primary caregiver willing to participate in treatment
Exclusion Criteria:Child has a developmental or intellectual delay.
Uncontrolled allergy to or fear of dogs on part of either the child or caregiver.
CHild or caregiver has a history of aggression toward animals
Children's Health, Mental & Behavioral Health