Intervención Asistida por Animales (IAA) en Trabajo Social. Aproximación teórica para la intervención social

  • Gloria Yagüe Peguero Mancomunidad Intermunicipal de Servicios Sociales La Encina
Palabras clave: Intervenciones Asistidas con Animales (IAA), Interacciones humano-animal, Terapia Asistida por Animales (TAA), Trabajo Social, Intervención social.

Resumen

El presente trabajo tiene por objeto realizar un acercamiento al concepto de Intervenciones Asistidas por Animales (IAA) y su posible vinculación con el Trabajo Social. Existen evidencias científicas de los beneficios derivados de las interacciones humano-animales. Aprovechar estos beneficios y el vínculo que creamos con los animales para promover la salud y el bienestar de las personas da lugar a las IAA. En este artículo se abordarán las definiciones, la clasificación y el marco teórico de las IAA, a través de un breve recorrido sobre sus orígenes, sobre las evidencias empíricas logradas, y de los organismos internacionales dedicados a la investigación del vínculo humano-animal y su aplicación a la terapéutica humana. La situación actual, aunque con carencias, muestra las IAA como un área de intervención válido en diversas profesiones de atención a las personas o colectivos en situación de vulnerabilidad o exclusión social.

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Publicado
2017-07-28
Cómo citar
Yagüe Peguero, G. (2017). Intervención Asistida por Animales (IAA) en Trabajo Social. Aproximación teórica para la intervención social. EHQUIDAD. Revista Internacional De Políticas De Bienestar Y Trabajo Social, (8), 11-42. https://doi.org/10.15257/ehquidad.2017.0007
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Dossier Trabajo Social