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Farming 4 Care: Using nature to cultivate resilience in young people

Posted by Martin Downes on 11 August 2015

As part of an ARC Linkage Grant, Martin Downes with a team of researchers, is conducting a study on the use of animals and green space interaction in the young people who have experienced trauma, maltreatment, disrupted family environments and out-of-home placements as a means to develop resilience and self efficacy.

Learn more about horse care in young people

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Author: Martin Downes
About: Martin Downes is a Research Fellow with the CAHE, Griffith University. He has an experienced background in veterinary medicine, epidemiology and evidence based medicine. His research interests include evidence around diabetes care and developing a better understanding of the mechanisms for animal assisted therapy.
Tags: Mental Health

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