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Pet Facilitated Therapy in Correctional Institutions

A. Methodology

Several different sources were consulted during the research phase of this literature review. The Internet was particularly useful, as there is a site containing the names of organizations involved with PFT, literature titles and stories about PFT. Several organizations were also contacted, including the Delta Society, Latham Foundation, Friends For Folks at the Lexington Correctional Center, and the Human-Animal Bond Association of Canada (HABAC). Leading experts in the field, Dr. Leo. K. Bustad, Dr. Earl O. Strimple, and Phil Arkow were also consulted for guidance. Further, videos on some PFT programs in correctional institutions were observed. Finally, interviews were conducted with some of the participants and the co-ordinator of the Friends For Folks program.