Just Ask Yourself to Care Curriculum Training

May 19 - 20, 2018

The "Just Ask Yourself to Care" (JAYC) group curriculum is intended for youth of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds to build a greater level of awareness, compassion, and empathy. The curriculum is psycho-educational with a therapeutic component, which is strength-based and resiliency focused with the intent of creating lasting bonds that transcend diverse backgrounds and learning disabilities, that inadvertently keep youth distant and separated.

The eight week curriculum, is designed for youth with a broad ranger of characteristics, leadership skills, emphatic abilities, social skills, as well as development placement and are incorporated through modeling, verbal processing, and experiential activities. Programming is facilitated by a licensed mental health professional, equine professional, and volunteers through a combination of didactic in class presentations and activities.

Registration Information

In order to receive a copy of the JAYC curriculum, a licensed mental health professional (LMHP) and horse professional (HP) must attend the training as a team. The cost for the course is $500.00 for both the LMHP and HP and includes lunch. Attendees who successfully complete the two-day course will receive a hard copy of the JAYC curriculum. Attendees will be working directly with horses and should be wearing appropriate clothing and footwear (closed-toe, closed-heel shoes).

  UpReach Faculty:  Kristen McGraw is a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning,Certified  Therapeutic Riding  Instructor,  and Certified Level II  Therapeutic Driving  Instructor. She also is an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and has her Associates Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Kristen has been involved with UpReach since 1996 and currently serves as the Program Director.

UpReach Faculty: Kristen McGraw is a PATH Intl. Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning,Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor,  and Certified Level II Therapeutic Driving Instructor. She also is an EAGALA Certified Equine Specialist and has her Associates Degree from Southern New Hampshire University. Kristen has been involved with UpReach since 1996 and currently serves as the Program Director.

Cancellation Policy: UpReach reserves the right to adjust training dates, times, and faculty to accommodate unforeseen circumstances including cancellation of the course up to two weeks prior to the scheduled start date. UpReach is not responsible for any expenses incurred by registrants due to such adjustments.

Participation cancellation requests must be made in writing no less than two weeks prior to the course start date to receive a refund, minus the $50.00 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received within two weeks prior to the start of the course.

Travel Information: UpReach is located approximately 30 minutes from the Manchester- Boston Regional Airport (MHT) and 60 minutes from Logan International Airport (BOS). Transportation arrangements to and from the facility will need to be made my participants. 

Lodging:

Holiday Inn
2280 Brown Avenue, Manchester NH
1.800.315.2621

TownePlace Suites Manchester
686 Huse Road, Manchester NH
603.641.2288