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Equine Specialist in Mental Health & Learning

OVERVIEW:

The Equine Specialist workshop is a three-day workshop offered to equine professionals and therapeutic riding instructors who work or would like to work with students with mental health and/or learning issues.

  • PATH Int’l approved CEU’s = 2 ESMHL CR; 6 DE; 12 CE

DETAIL:

The workshop is a requirement of the ESMHL certification. It is beneficial to have horsemanship skills and experience when attending the workshop but it is not required. Horsemanship Skills Test: The skills test is held on day 4 following the ESMHL workshop.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Anyone interested in learning more about Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) or Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP).
  • Equine Professionals
  • Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Anyone who works with mental health and education professionals and their clients.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE:

  • Therapeutic Relationships
  • HIPAA, Confidentiality and Ethical Parameters
  • Relationship and Collaboration Exercises
  • Equine Behavior and Management
  • Session Goals—Rider Skills, Therapy, Education

REGISTRATION:

CONTACT:

  • Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Manager at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115

ABOUT:

High Hopes has 45 years of demonstrated success in the field of EAAT & non-profit management:

  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited
    Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility, extensive sensory trails and a dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.
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PATH Intl. Onsite Workshop & Certification – Registered Instructor

OVERVIEW:

PATH Intl. Onsite Workshop & Certification for those training for a career in Therapeutic Riding. This workshop is for the first level – Registered Instructor.

DETAIL:

PATH Intl. offers three levels of Instructor Certification for therapeutic riding: Registered, Advanced and Master.

Each level has specific criteria included with the application materials.

This workshop and certification is for the Registered Level only.

In order to become a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, you must successfully complete two phases of the certification process.

Phase One (PATH Intl.)

A complete description and application form are contained in the Registered Certification Application Booklet available through PATH Intl. at www.pathintl.org or (800) 369-7433. Any questions that you have regarding Phase One should be directed to the PATH Intl. office.

Phase Two (Host Site—High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.)

Upon successful completion of Phase One, you will receive a confirmation letter from the PATH Intl. office. At this point you are considered an Instructor-In-Training (IT). You may retain this designation for twelve months from the date of your confirmation letter. At the end of the twelve months, you must have completed all the components of Phase Two. Phase Two participants will be required to:

  • Complete 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.
  • Attend a Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop. You must attend a workshop PRIOR to the certification component.
  • Please note that the workshops are valid for 2 years.
  • Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification.
  • Who should attend?

PRE-REQUISITES:

  • To have completed PATH Intl. Phase 1
  • To have completed 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor.
  • To attend the certification day only you MUST have proof of having attended a PATH Intl. Approved Workshop
  • High Hopes horses have a weight limit of 180 lbs. We do require a submission of a riding video prior to confirmation from candidates at or over 165 lbs. Submission of the video is for the center to ensure we can accommodate all candidates during their mounted ride for certification. This video will be reviewed by our center representative and will not be utilized for evaluation. If you exceed this weight limit, you will need to contact PATH Intl. for accommodation requirements of the riding portion of Phase Two.

REGISTRATION:

  • Download an application form HERE

CONTACT:

  • Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Manager
    at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115

ABOUT:

High Hopes has 45 years of demonstrated success in the field of EAAT & non-profit management:

  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility, extensive sensory trails and a dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.
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The ABCs of Participant Behavior and Behavior Management Techniques in the TR and EAAT Setting

SUMMARY:

This workshop is ideal for all therapeutic riding (TR) and equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) professionals seeking an interactive, hands-on educational experience to further their understanding of communication, subsequent behaviors, and behavior management techniques that can be utilized in the TR and EAAT settings. This workshop is taught by a Special Education teacher and PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor

  • PATH Int’l approved CEU’s = 7 DE

REGISTER NOW:

Download a registration form here and send with your check DOWNLOAD

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructors
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Education Professionals

WORKSHOP DETAIL:

The objective of this workshop is to provide instructors with an understanding of the functions of behaviors, and how to utilize research-based theories and strategies to respond to difficult situations. An interactive morning lecture will be followed by a hands-on educational experience to practice skills.

  • Learn behavior management techniques that will most effectively help participants meet their goals in a positive, successful, and safe manner.
  • Delve into various behaviors experienced in the TR and EAAT settings stemming from a wide range of disabilities, such as ASD, Sensory Processing Disorder, and working with youth-at-risk who struggle with conduct disorders, anxiety, and/or aggression.

CONTACT:

  • Sarah Carlson, Special Programs Manager at (860) 434-1974 ext. 115

ABOUT HIGH HOPES:

High Hopes has 45 years of demonstrated success in the field of EAAT & non-profit management:

  • Program, equine, and facility management.
  • Business management, marketing fundraising, & board development.
  • Volunteer management. We have over 650 volunteers serving our program, facility, equines & development.
  • Workshops, certifications and professional development in all aspects of Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies:
  • PATH Intl. Premier Accredited
    Center since 1979.
  • PATH Intl. Approved Instructor Training Course since 1996.
  • PATH Intl. Master, Advanced and Specialty Certified mentors.
  • Full service indoor and outdoor facility, extensive sensory trails and a dedicated air-conditioned classroom, library and kitchen facility.
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CELEBRATE 2018

Join us for our Annual Meeting

and a celebration of you!

 

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 10.
    We are planning a range of fabulous food trucks and music (and dancing!) Please let us know how many will be attending in your party.

 

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General Orientation

General Orientation and Sidewalker Training Combo.
Dates through December 2018

Come and learn about High Hopes Therapeutic Riding and all that we do. Find out about the wide range of volunteer opportunities that are open to you, and consider which volunteer opportunities will suit you best.

About

All volunteers must attend a General Orientation prior to volunteering.  The General Orientation begins in the classroom with an overview of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, who we serve, our horses, and our policies and procedures.  It also includes a tour of the facility.  At the General Orientation, volunteers will choose a role(s) they are interested in and will be scheduled for an additional training specific to that role. Roles may include sidewalker, horse leader (experience required), feeder, office volunteer, etc.

Sidewalker training includes more in-depth information about providing service to the High Hopes participants and an opportunity to practice hands-on sidewalking techniques that will prepare new volunteers to begin working with riders.

For those with horse experience interested in becoming horse leaders, additional training opportunities will be available to learn and practice our leading techniques.

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What to wear

Wear closed toe shoes and weather appropriate clothing (we will be outside, in the barn and in the indoor ring).

What to bring

If you have not completed your volunteer registration forms online please bring them with you.

Volunteer Registration Forms

We do ask that you complete these registration forms prior to your training. You may do so online, by mail or bring them with you to the training.

Volunteers give something of themselves and receive back another person’s hopes and dreams.

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Corporate Sponsor & Vendor Package

Welcome to our biggest and best Holiday Market yet!

 

VENDORS & VENDOR PARTNERS

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VetKids – Ages 6-14

We understand that in a military family “kids serve too” and we want to invite children of veterans and service members in our community to join us for a 4-day intensive horsemanship program designed just for military children. This program takes horse-inspired insights into fostering creativity, developing assertiveness, dealing with conflict, heightening mind-body awareness & balance, and making lasting connections with horses and each other … all while having a ton of fun!

The bond participants develop with their horses provides a low-key and trusting environment in which they can choose to share their experiences of parents being deployed, or returning from deployment.

All our participants and many parents comment on how important it was that everyone in the program “was in the same boat,” with shared experiences and shared emotions; something that is not the case in educational settings.

DOWNLOAD A FLYER AND EMAIL IT TO A FRIEND

The true cost of this program has been underwritten by the Thompson Family Foundation

Our Horses & Healing programs are supported by Dominion Energy

Our programs for Youth-at-Risk are also supported by Eversource Energy

Registration Deadline: tba or when full. Places limited to 8 per session.

Cost: $100/4 day week

9:00am – 1:00pm ages 6-14

To register please complete the online application below or download these forms and send them to Megan Ellis VetKids Full Participant Packet.

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    High Hopes takes the privacy of our participants, their families, volunteers, visitors and staff seriously. At the same time, we value the use of real images in the promotional and reporting activities which enable us to provide subsidized therapeutic activities. By engaging in activities at High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. I understand that I/my child/my ward may be photographed, filmed, or videotaped and I hereby give High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. the unqualified right to take pictures and/or recordings of me/my child/my ward and grant the perpetual right to use that likeness, video, image, photograph (collectively “image”), without compensation, for broadcast or exhibition in any medium and to put the finished images/recordings to any legitimate use without limitation or reservation. I hereby waive, release and forever discharge High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. from and against any and all claims or actions arising out of, or resulting from any use of your image. High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. shall not be obligated to use and may elect not to use any image.
  • (Name) would like to participate in the High Hopes Therapeutic Riding Inc. program. I acknowledge the risks and potential for risks of horseback riding and related equine activities, including grievous bodily harm. However, I feel that the possible benefits to myself/my child/my ward are greater than the risk assumed. I hereby, intending to be legally bound for myself, my heirs and assigns, executors, and administrators, waive and release forever all claims for damages against High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc., its Board of Directors, Instructors, Therapists, Aides, Volunteers, and/or Employees for any and all injuries and/or losses I/my child/my ward may sustain while participating in the Program from whatever cause including but not limited to the negligence of these released parties. The undersigned acknowledges that he/she has read this Registration and Release Form in its entirety; that he/she understands the terms of this release and has signed this release voluntarily and with full knowledge of the effects thereof.
  • Authorization for Emergency Medical Treatment for Camp

    (to be invoked in the event that your Emergency Contact cannot be reached.)
  • If you choose non-consent for emergency medical treatment/aid in the event of illness or injury while on the property of the agency, please request a Non-Consent Form, which requires notarization.
  • Potassium Iodide (KI) Fact Sheet and Permission

    The State of Connecticut is making Potassium Iodide tablets (KI) available to child care facilities and youth camps within the 10-mile emergency planning zone around Millstone Power Station in Waterford, CT. KI is a form of iodine. It helps to protect the thyroid gland when there is a chance that you might be exposed to a harmful amount of radioactive iodine. In the rare event of a nuclear emergency, your child care provider will be directed when to administer KI through the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Children in child care and youth camps are of the age most likely to suffer the effects of radioactive iodine. Your childcare program or youth camp must obtain your written consent in order to administer KI pills to your child/children. Please remember that the administration of KI to your child under these emergency conditions is voluntary. Contraindications: • Your child should not take Potassium Iodide if he/she is allergic to iodine. • Your child should not take Potassium Iodide if he/she has chronic hives. • Although a single tablet of KI should be tolerated by most people, some (particularly adults), with a number of rare diseases and conditions should discuss this issue with their physicians. These conditions include: o Hypocomplementemic vasculitis, possibly as a component of lupus or chronic hives, o Autoimmune thyroid disease, such as Graves disease. • Potential side Effects: Please consult with your pediatrician if your child experiences any of these side effects: o Minor upset stomach o Rash
  • Summer Camp Policies

    You may download a copy of our Summer Camp participation policy here: Summer Camp Policy
  • Application Forms

    Please note: Application forms are required on an annual basis, and applications cannot be taken over the telephone.
  • Attire

    We suggest campers wear long pants and boots with a heel. We will provide an ASTM/SEI certified helmet that the child MUST wear at all times when working with the horses. Campers should bring lunch, warm coats, gloves and barn-appropriate clothing, water bottle, etc. each day.
  • Payment & Cancellation Policy

    Camp sessions are prepaid and secure your camper’s placement in your desired week of camp. The payment for a camp session must be made in full at least one month prior to camp. Cancellation policy:  If a camper cancels, their tuition minus a $50 processing fee will be returned only if another camper fills the spot.
  • Medications

    High Hopes Camp is licensed through the State of Connecticut which required written authorization from a physician and a parent or legal guardian to campers needing medication during camp hours. This include but it not limited to epi-pens, inhaler, oral and topical medication. At your request we will provide a copy of our medication administration policy and form or refer you to our website to download a copy.
  • Next steps

    Thank you for completing our Winter Camp 2018 Registration! You will now be redirected back to the VetKids page. Please download the physician's form and the payment form. Have your physician complete and return the physician's form. Please send the payment form to High Hopes together with your check.
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