Region 5

PATH Intl. Region 5

States and Commonwealths: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Puerto Rico, Africa

Region Representative

audrey-adamson1Welcome to PATH Intl. Region 5! I am so excited that you have joined PATH Intl. in its endeavors!

In 2005, I learned about EAAT. My professor in college suggested working at my local center to meet my practicum requirements for graduation. I instantly fell in love with the way the clients and horses interacted. I facilitated a child saying his first word and I knew then that this would be my lifelong passion.

I have years of experience in non-profits and small centers but I can also help guide those of you who are from large centers. I have held a variety of positions and can shed some light on most issues. When I can’t personally get you the information you need, then I will get you touch with who can. EAAT is about working together and assisting each other as much as we enable our participants. I am honored to help lead the growing community of EAAT professionals.

If you are a PATH International member, you have access to the huge collective knowledge and experience of the whole membership. I want to encourage you to reach out to myself and the other members. I know there have been instances where information sharing has not been optimal, but please do not let past incidents discourage you from growing and reaching out to myself, PATH staff, and other members.

Here’s how to get involved:

Step One: Check your membership profile and make sure your correct e-mail is shown, so that you receive the info you need.

Step Two: Contact your state chair. These folks know resources right in your state and want to help.

Step Three: Join the Community Connections and list-serves that best fit your needs such as groups for administrators, instructors, etc.

Step Four: Get involved on Facebook. As it is a widely used tool, most regions and states have a group or page dedicated to the community and keeping members up to date.

I want to sincerely thank you for providing safe and effective EAAT for those who need it most. I admire your desire to change the world one stride at a time. Keep up the good work and please be in touch with issues, comments, concerns, praises or to share your story. Together we can show the world how effective our equine partners are in the lives of those with disabilities.
 
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Region 5 Representative
Director of Corporate and Foundation relations
Bridges of Faith
(334) 717-0098

International Conference Information

National Conference - November 8-11, 2017, San Antonio, TX

2017 Region 5 Conference

August 4-6, 2017

Chastain Horse Park
Atlanta, GA

Information coming soon


2016 Conference Handouts

 

Effective Equine Communication handout
Equine Activity Liability Acts: Are You Blindly Galloping Along - D. Manasco
Participant Evaluation and Progress Program - Missy Saracino
Sensory Processing Disorder and Your Lessons (4.5 mb)
Fundraising - Kathy Alm
PATH Intl. Trek to Accreditation - Kathy Alm
Grant Writing for EAAT - Audrey Adamson
Implementing a Program for the Visually Impaired - Robin Bramson
Prepurchase Exam Form - Robin Fontenot

The Power of the Horse presentation - Sara McGinniss

1 CHST Narrative
40 Assets List
A Team Budget Outline
Attitude Testimonial 11 09
Changing Strides Curriculum Outline
EAL General presentation
Health History Form
Horse movies
Integrity Lesson Plan
Movie Life Skill questions

Insurance for Your PATH Intl. Center - Debi DeTurk Peloso

PATH Intl. Checklist
Reporting Incidents
Risk Management Techniques
Risk Management: What Is It
Risk Management: Staff & Volunteers

EAL: Practical Applications for Education, Coaching/Personal Growth and Professional Development - Susan Lutz

1 - Why Horses?
2 - Sample Learning Objectives
3 - Sample Objectives and Related Activities
4 - EAL Activity Resources
5a - Sample Lesson Plan - Life skills middle and high school
5b - Sample lesson plan and handouts - middle and high school
6a - Sample Learning Assessments - high school - Life Skills - Education
6b - Sample of Different Learning Assessments - grades 2- 4 - Life Skills - Education
7 - 2 examples of Learning assessments with summary score sheets
8- Sample class recap - including individual assessment worksheet and scoring sheet

Area Chairs

RLT Treasurer – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Alabama State Chair
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Aruba Area Chair
Pending

Bermuda Area Chair
Pending

Dominican Republic Area Chair
Pending

Florida State Co-Chairs
Southern Part of Florida
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Northern Part of Florida
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Georgia State Chair
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Mississippi State Chair
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Puerto Rico Area Chair
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South Africa Area Chair
Pending

Tennessee State Co-Chairs
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Network with other Region 5 Members, Centers and Professionals

Choose the Region 5 social networking platform that works best for you. Then join, ask questions and share your ideas!
•    On Community Connections -  Region 5 Group
•    On Facebook PATH Intl Region 5 group
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Region 5 Updates

•    Like the PATH Intl. Region 5 Facebook page. Share what you do, ask questions and learn from others.

•    Looking for a social networking savvy individual to join the Region 5 Leadership Team as the Communication Chair
To facilitate region communication via Facebook, Twitter, list-serves, and Community Connections. We’d love your help. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

•    The Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT

•    Don’t miss out on PATH Intl. funding for Center and Member Outreach and Support.
A reminder to our members and centers that PATH Intl. provided funding to each region for Center and Member Outreach and Support. The region reached out to every center to identify how monies could best be utilized in your state/area. There are still funds available. I urge members and centers to contact state/area chairs about your most pressing needs and to share important resources that could help members and centers in your area. Any PATH Intl. funds not spent by your state/area by 6/30/15 will go back to into PATH Intl. general funds. Click here to contact your state or area chair and share your needs and ideas.

•    The Region 5 Center and Member Outreach and Support Plan and Cost Centers 

•    Interested in either an Interactive Vaulting workshop/certification or a Driving workshop/certification in 2015?
If there is enough interest I will ask a Region 5 center to host. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

•    If you aren’t involved in a Continuing Ed Collaboration?
This as a great way for instructors to get free and diverse continuing education and build strength in the EAAT community in your area. Consider facilitating Continuing Ed Collaborations wherever there are two or more centers within driving distance. 

In a Continuing Education Center Collaboration each center hosts one or two learning opportunities a year for all instructors in the area. This arrangement takes the burden of providing numerous education events off the shoulders of individual centers. It provides a fun way to get everyone visiting each other’s centers. And it provides an avenue for smaller or newer centers to get involved and share what they do well. For more great ideas for continuing education, check out our The Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT.  If you would like help getting a collaboration started in your area, contact your state/area chair or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Minutes from the PATH Intl Region 5 Caucus Meeting on October 28, 2014

Volunteer Advisors

The help you need is right around the corner!

Being able to visit and brainstorm with another program/professional who has been there/done that, is a very valuable resource. Some laws and policies affecting centers and professionals are state sensitive. Examples are licensure, insurance/Medicaid reimbursement, employment laws…..and often, only those professionals in our state will be knowledgeable about them.

To better serve and connect our Region 5  members and help them get resources and help close to home, the PATH Intl. Region 5 Community Connection group launched a request for “local volunteer advisors." We asked the PATH Intl. members to consider sharing their knowledge and personal experience with those in their geographic area who are looking for some guidance.

For a list of the professionals happy to help other members, their area of expertise and contact info, click on links above to your state/commonwealth.

Thank you for all those who are giving of their valuable time to help others in our EAAT industry!!

Click here for Region 5 News

Click here for the 2015 PATH Intl. Region 5 Caucus minutes

2016 PATH Intl. Region 5 Award Winners (Premier Accredited Centers shown in red)

 

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Region 5 Volunteer of the Year
Ken Furman
Montgomery Area Nontraditional Equestrians
Pike Road, AL

cert prof reg 5 robin bowen

Region 5 Certified Professional of the Year
Robin Bowen
Shangri-La Therapeutic Academy of Riding
Knoxville, TN

 

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Region 5 Equine of the Year 
Indian Creed, "Indian" 
Healing Touch Therapeutic Riding Center
St. Cloud, FL

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Region 5 Veterinarian of the Year
Dr. Jerry H. Rudnick 
Equine-Assisted Therapies of South Florida
Boca Raton, FL



 Links

2014 Region 5 Conference & State Meeting

August 8-10, 2014 - Thank you for a great conference. Click on the links below for information from the 2014 conference.

Click here for the Region 5 Conference handouts

Region 5 Conference Meeting and Field Test Standards minutes

PATH Intl. Region 5 Tips for Continuing Education in EAAT

Region 5 Member/Center Outreach and Support Plan

Region 5 Archive

Region 5 Community Connections Group

 

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Additional Sponsors

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