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Northfield News shines a spotlight on Believet™’s first placement
In cased you missed it, read Kevin Krein’s full article on Believet™’s very first service dog placement with veteran Kristian Gaasland in 2016.Believet Northfield News Article Feb 2016
Study shows service dogs are associated with lower PTSD symptoms among war veterans
Veterans with service dogs…had lower levels of depression, lower anxiety and increased social participation, meaning a willingness to leave their house and go engage with society in different activities.
– Maggie O’Haire, Assistant professor of human-animal interaction and lead researcher
Exciting news from Purdue University: A preliminary study led by researchers at the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine demonstrates that overall symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder are lower among war veterans with service dogs. Read the full story at Purdue’s newsroom.
Northfield News’ first profile of Believet™
In case you missed it, take a look at Believet™’s first profile in the August 8, 2015 edition of Northfield News. Read the full article here.
Service dogs for veterans with PTSD get closer look
What we are hoping to do is document what most people know from common sense: that animal-assisted activities are good for people who are suffering from trauma
– Steve Feldman, executive director of the Human Animal Bond Research Initiative
The Star Tribune spoke with Kristian Gaasland, Believet™’s first client, in their August 22, 2015 article “Service dogs for veterans with PTSD get closer look.” Read the full story here.