VA Adaptive Sports Grant Funded Programing (2022-2023)
STAT® provides a broad range of equine assisted services! We have equine specialists, mental health professionals, physical therapists, speech therapists, and certified therapeutic riding instructors. Veterans are at the HEART of STAT®. And we too are Veterans. Some of the STAT®️'s staff members are Veterans ourselves and most have family members who are Veterans and Service Members.
We are honored to help Veterans and their families heal, learn, and grow alongside horses through Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) individual and group programs that are mostly ground based.
We also teach people how to ride horses through basic instruction and to grow greater confidence on the ground, in the saddle, and on trail.
STAT®️ is a Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Organization and we understand how past physical and/or emotional trauma can impact learning and connection, and want to give you options that best fit your needs and respect your privacy. Your responses are kept confidential with the STAT® Staff Team.
Teams are certified in two EAL Protocols: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) with an Individual Military Designation and the OK Corral Crisis Series.
*This program is offered once a month on a Saturday
Group class days and times vary throughout the year.
Late Fall/Winter: Individual programs are scheduled on an individual basis with 10am morning to 5pm evening times. Spring, Summer, and Early Fall we have classes until 7pm.
After completion of one of STAT®'s EAL ground based programs (listed above), you can apply to participate in a riding program that fits your needs (Hippotherapy or Adaptive Riding).
Riding classes are individualized for beginners up to experienced equestrians. No matter your level of skill, the classes are designed to assist you in gaining confidence and connection.
The Five Guiding Principles of Trauma Informed Care (TIC)
STAT® Inc uses Fallot & Harris, PhDs (2015) Five Guiding Principles of TIC: safety, choice, collaboration, trustworthiness and empowerment.
Our EAL programs have a Mental Health Facilitator working alongside a Certified Equine Specialist who will support you though trauma informed programming outlined above. We get it. We see you. We understand. The horses also provide immediate reassurance with their presence.
No. Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) teaches about a growth mindset to build confidence, motivation, problem solving, and communication without discussing trauma or mental health conditions. While EAL is not mental health treatment, it is often described as therapeutic, educational, and enjoyable.
EAL is not to be confused with Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), which is mental health treatment (e.g., PTSD, Anxiety, Depression). If you are already receiving mental health care, let your mental health treatment provider know about your interest in participating the EAL program.
This confidential application for VA Adaptive Sports-22 Grant is received by the STAT®️'s CEO and a designated staff member only. A staff member will be in touch within a week to schedule a brief phone call to ensure fit for recreational programming and answer questions. Submitting this form does not indicate immediate acceptance into any programming. Please feel free to contact STAT® at 833-328-STAT (7828), or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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