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1 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Children’s Mental Health

2 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario What is HIGH FIVE ® ? HIGH FIVE ® is Canada’s only quality assurance standard for organizations providing recreation and sport programs to children aged 6 to12.

3 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE ® Vision Through sustained involvement in quality recreation and sport activities, all children aged 6 to 12 years are experiencing healthy child development.

4 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE ® Authorized Providers Alberta - ARPA British Columbia - BCRPA Saskatchewan - SPRA Manitoba – Recreation Connections Manitoba New Brunswick – RNB Newfoundland and Labrador - RNL Nova Scotia - RNS Nunavut - RPAN Ontario - PRO PEI – Recreation PEI

5 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Components of HIGH FIVE ® ?

6 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE ® Principles A Caring AdultFriends Play MasteryParticipation

7 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE ® Design Guidelines Developmentally Appropriate Safe Welcoming of Diversity & Uniqueness

8 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Emotional Safety – The Need Ensuring mental health is just as important as ensuring physical health Broken arm vs broken heart Many young leaders and experienced coaches are not equipped to handle the challenges many children bring with them.

9 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Test Your Knowledge! 1 out of __ children are suffering from a mental health disorder. According to the Organization for Economic Co- operation and Development (OECD) Canada has _________when compared to other OECD countries in the world when considering children’s health and wellness. Mental health disability is estimated to cost Canadians ____ every year. There are _______ children in Canada with mental health disorders who go undiagnosed and do not receive ready access to appropriate treatment.

10 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Mental Health Summary There is a need. The need is great. We need to start with children.

11 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Why Children Don’t Engage HIGH FIVE ® Healthy Minds for Healthy Children online training focuses on two critical reasons children don’t engage Mental Health Distress Mental Health Disorder

12 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Mental Health Distress Sadness Anger Worry

13 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Common Mental Health Disorders Anxiety Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Depression

14 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Mental Health Distress Distress is a normal human emotion and reaction to sadness or suffering Distress tends to disappear when the situation is relieved or the stressor goes away

15 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Mental Health Distress can lead to a Disorder when: The child has significant trouble with a stressful situation and his/her response is not appropriate Problems do not go away when the stressful situation is resolved The child cannot adapt to the stressful situation

16 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Resiliency A child with a mental health disorder does not necessarily have poor mental health. When a child has strong character traits, they are able to build resiliency. Resiliency is the ability to overcome challenges and stress in a way that promotes health and wellness.

17 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Healthy Minds for Healthy Children Focuses on: Building Key Character Traits for Resiliency Creating a Welcoming Environment A Caring Adult Engagement Strategies Strength-based Decision Making Model Communication with Children and Parents

18 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Important Reminder You are not a mental health expert. Your job is to foster healthy child development, not label and diagnose a child.

19 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario What others are saying… “Our children and youth are often excluded from recreational activities due to their mental health challenges and we are thrilled to see training like HIGH FIVE ® Healthy Minds that will provide information that can hopefully enhance our children’s ability to participate once again in sports and recreation programs.” Keli Anderson Executive Director The F.O.R.C.E. Society for Kids' Mental Health

20 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario HIGH FIVE ® Healthy Minds for Healthy Children What’s Next? 65,000 Leaders trained in PHCD 1000 Coaches trained in HIGH FIVE ® Sport Anyone taking PHCD or HIGH FIVE ® Sport in the future All will have access to this new online module. No additional costs Launched May 2012

21 HIGH FIVE ® A quality standard for children’s sport and recreation Founded by Parks and Recreation Ontario Contact Us HIGH FIVE ® National LJ Bartle National Manager 1 Concorde Gate, Suite 302 Toronto, ON M3C 3N


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