Essay on A Report On The Group
• The young participants and counsellors arrived at 460 Corbett Rd, Ngakuru from Rotorua. Groups starting around 10:00am with ice breakers, whakawhanaungatanga and introductions.
• The group was run by two Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) trained facilitators. Claire Cornwell, a mental health professional (occupational therapist) and Emma Baker, the equine specialist.
• Healthy snacks and water were available during the sessions. There were 5 female participants. The age group ranged from 13 years of age to14 years of age.
• In this group 4 participants attended all 5 sessions and one female participate only attended the first day.
• The week before the EAL group started with the horses, Claire contacted each participant and their parents/caregivers whom were provided with an information sheet to inform them of the program content and structure. Claire offered to meet up with the participant’s parents prior to the beginning of the program and talked by telephone to introduce herself and explain the aim of the group.
• Feedback was obtained at a post program group meeting (24th May 2016), held at Manaaki Ora Trust offices in Rotorua. The participants, their parents and their key workers gathered to review the photo/video footage that was taken. This provided another opportunity for the participants to…