Your acceptance into the program is based on review of this application and an on-site visit at The Barn at Spring Brook Farm with our Program Manager.
After initial contact with the Program Manager, the standard process for participation is as follows:
Step 1: Schedule an on-site visit- Parent(s) and child tour the facility with Program Manager- Parent(s) completes application - Program Manger conducts initial assessment
Step 2: If the Program Manager believes that the child will benefit from the program, parent(s) schedule a meeting to - Identify goals face-to-face or by phone, without child- Identify specific goals for the child’s Barn Activity Plan - Discuss strategies for integrating animals into the goals
Step 3: Program Manager will identify an appropriate volunteer to work with the child- Confirm schedule- Review relevant information related to the child and Barn Activity Plan with the volunteer
Step 4: Begin 12 weeks of visits to The Barn- Volunteer and child work together towards goals identified in the Barn Activity Plan with support and observations from the Program Manager and mid-term input from parent(s)
Throughout the 12 weeks of visitation, the Program Manager will meet with the volunteer after each visit to debrief, discuss progress during the visit, and make adjustments to strategies as necessary.
After the final visit, the Program Manager will provide a final report to the parents and discuss strategies and goals for future sessions.