Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Women who participated in a prison-based dog-training program (DTP) showed significant changes on some measures that may correlate to recidivism. There were also some changes in the control group that should be further explored. These results support the use of standardized DTPs in prison rehabilitation, but the long-term outcomes should continue to be examined. OTs in this setting may use DTPs as one tool to promote occupational and psychosocial well-being.
Primary Author and Speaker: Ellen Lommel Sweder
Contributing Authors: Regina A. D. Abel, Rachel Stromsland