2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference Day 1
Expand your knowledge and contribute to the growth of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT)! The recordings from Day 1 of the 2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference will introduce you to diverse topics and contribute to your continuing education requirements.
*This store option is for all of the sessions featured on day 1 of the 2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference. This day will focus on special populations and program sustainability. Looking for single recordings from the event? Go to the online store and search '2018 Virtual Conference.'
The educational videos for day 1 of the 2018 PATH Intl. Virtual Conference may be used by PATH Intl. Credentialed Professionals for a total of 5 hours of continuing education toward their annual instructor compliance report. The 5 total hours breaks down to 2 hours of disability education (DE) and 3 hours of general continuing education (CE).
Supporting Gender Diverse Youth:
This session will discuss strategies for how to be welcoming and inclusive for gender expansive clients, and will specifically talk about the definition of gender, gender inclusive language and clinical techniques.
Abby Simon is a licensed social worker who works with gender diverse youth and young adults. She helps them explore the ways that gender integrates with their mental health and relationships. As well as helping to advocate for safe and inclusive spaces.
Working Successfully With People With Dementia:
Dementia means so much more than just memory loss! This session will discuss some of the basic biology of dementia, teaching skills and communication and approach techniques that EAAT professionals can use to be successful when working with clients with dementia.
Debi Buzanowski is a nationally certified dementia practitioner and Alzheimer’s and Dementia Trainer with over 20 years of experience working with people with Alzheimer’s disease, their caregivers and long term care systems. Debi has created and delivered hundreds of curriculums and programs for diverse audiences both locally and nationally, all with a strong focus on person centered philosophies and care practices. Currently Debi serves as the Executive Director of Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, a memory care facility in upstate NY providing her skills and knowledge to the employees, families and residents and the community. Debi also oversees Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, which provides community based Alzheimer’s Services as part of a $7.5 million NYS DOH grant.
How to Process the Loss of an Equine with Clients:
This session will be a powerful and safe environment to discuss an actual loss of a 32 year old program horse, how it was handled, the reasoning and ideas and discussion about how to support this situation which is a reality in your own farms, programs, ranches and organizations. Discover how to transform a potentially devastating situation into a truly bonding experience for the entire community through discussion and planning. Find out how our equine partners can continue to provide learning experiences and meaningful outcomes even through their departures.
Bunny Young: Following an undergraduate research focus on internationally-recognized alternative therapies and treatment methods, such as canine therapy and sensory stimulation, Bunny became a qualified mental health professional and certified yoga instructor. She continued her education and received her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology with a concentration in equine assisted mental health. She founded A Better Place Consulting to empower and educate businesses and organizations about cultivating a positive work environment which leads to employee and client retention.
The Path to Major Gifts:
There is a proven process that leads to major gifts for your program. Your donor’s engagement results in dramatically increased giving. When your team members (staff, board and volunteers) understand the expectations and procedures, it removes the resistance factor that so many development and campaign committee members feel. The eight-step management cycle and the simple process for progressive communications will clarify the “magic” of developing major gifts. Build team confidence – and yes, even fun – into your process and you will see results that will expand the future and sustainability of your center.
KC Henry is principal of Transitions Unlimited Llc, a consulting firm for nonprofit businesses. She helped thousands of leaders and administrators through her specialization in organizational development, board development and strategic planning. KC has served on boards, staffs, national and international committees; she has also presented training sessions and facilitated retreats across the world. She has served on the PATH Intl. board, as a PATH Intl. state and regional representative and was honored with the PATH Intl. James Brady Professional Achievement Award.
How Much Are You Worth?
This presentation is designed to encourage attendees to evaluate their current value proposition as a means to increasing earned revenue potential. Attendees will gain tools to help them calculate the actual cost of services vs. the fee for service. Attendees will be encouraged to increase their awareness of the subsidy gap created and the hard questions that necessitates.
Kitty Stalsburg has been involved in therapeutic riding since 1986. A PATH Intl. Master Instructor, she is the Executive Director of High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc. In her role as Executive Director, Kitty interacts daily with participants, parents, educators, health professionals, instructors and other staff. Kitty coordinates and lectures for the PATH Intl. Approved Training Courses as well as other educational courses offered at High Hopes. Kitty has lectured on various topics relating to the field locally, nationally and internationally. A life long equestrian, Kitty holds a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Cornell University. Active in PATH Intl. since 1987, Kitty is a PATH Int. Riding Instructor Evaluator, Visitor, past Chair of Accreditation and Standards Committees as a former PATH Intl. Board member and Past President.
Disclaimer: The information in these videos represent the views and opinions of the presenters and does not necessarily represent or reflect the opinions of PATH Intl.