VA-EQUINE-23 Grant Funded Programing (2023-2024)
Connect and grow alongside horses with a team approach involving STAT®️'s herd and professional staff. STAT®️ offers the EQuine Affect(SM), EAGALA, OK Corral, and EquiLateral EMDR
STAT® provides a broad range of equine assisted services! We have equine specialists, mental health professionals, physical therapists, and occupational therapists. 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 heal, learn, and grow alongside horses through Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) individual and group programs that are mostly ground based.
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.
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.
Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) focuses on learning coping skills, creating adaptive thinking, and connecting with horses to decrease distress while changing disruptive patterns.
EAP is mental health treatment (e.g., PTSD, Anxiety, Depression) for Veterans who are already receiving mental health care. Let your current mental health treatment provider know about your interest in participating the EAP program to see if it might be a good fit to add EAP sessions to your current treatment plan. In some cases, a direct referral from your mental health provider is required for EAP in addition to your established psychotherapy treatment.
Teams are certified in three EAP Protocols: Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) with an Individual Military Designation, EquiLateral-Equine Assisted EMDR, and the O.K. Corral Crisis Series.
*This program is offered once a month on a Saturday
Hopwood, PA Lone Pine Acres: 99 Bryson Blvd. Hopwood, PA 15445
Group class days and times vary throughout the year. We do not typically have classes on weekends but occasionally offer classes or sessions once a month on a Saturday.
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.
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.
There may be a few optional mounted activities in some programming but EAL and EAP programs are mostly all ground based. EAGALA programs are ALWAYS ground based.
This confidential application for VA Equine Therapy 2023 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 discuss programming and answer questions. All Veterans accepted into EAP are required to have a telehealth (virtual) intake session prior to starting programming. Submitting this form does not indicate immediate acceptance into any programming or client relationship. Please feel free to contact STAT® at 833-328-STAT (7828), or via email at email@example.com
By submitting this form you give STAT®'s staff permission to call or email you to briefly discuss the information on the form and programming.
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