HIGH FIVE®

 

HIGH FIVE® Trainings are back!

They are now available in-person and online

Please contact Abby at awebster@nwtrpa.org

to see what will best fit your needs.

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HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s quality standard for organizations providing recreation and leisure programs to children aged 4 to 12. As an Authorized Provider, the NWTRPA is a partner in delivering HIGH FIVE® across the NWT to community recreation leaders.

 

What is HIGH FIVE®?

HIGH FIVE® is based on five Principles of healthy child development that are essential for quality programs. This foundation comes from extensive research into what constitutes quality experiences for children, and the practical application of Principles in programs across Canada. 

 

How Can I Get Trained?

  • Find A Training – First, find out if there is a training happening in your community, or in a nearby community.

  • Host a Training – If there are no trainings happening near you, why not host your own training. We’ll even assist you with set up and promotion. What is involved in hosting a training? Click here

 

What HIGH FIVE® training is available?

There is a variety of training offered to suit your unique needs, with varying opportunities for in-person or virtual learning. 

Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD)


This training will help improve the quality of programs. Recreation leaders will understand what they need to do to ensure each child’s social, emotional and cognitive needs are met. Leaders learn activities and gain knowledge, tips and resources to enhance their programs as well as their relationships with children and other staff members. Participants receive resources related to healthy child development, including the Principles of Healthy Child Development Workbook and related handouts.

Primary Audience: Recreation programmers, coordinators, youth centre staff, summer staff, after school programmers

Prerequisite: None

Length of Training: 4 hours

Mode of Training: In-Person OR Virtual Live

# of Participants: Minimum 6 to Maximum 25




Strengthening Children’s Mental Health (SCMH)


This in-person training will help recreation leaders be more informed in promoting positive mental health among children in their programs. Participants will learn key concepts and factors that affect children’s mental health including the impact of stress and environment on a child’s ability to cope. This training will provide Tools and suggested activities to use to help improve their understanding and interactions with children who face challenges in their programs.

Primary Audience: Recreation programmers, coordinators, youth centre staff, summer staff, after school programmers

Prerequisite: None

Length of Training: 7.5 hours

Mode of Training: In-Person

# of Participants: Minimum 6 to Maximum 25




QUEST 2


This training will help supervisors to improve the quality of children’s programs by learning how to measure it with the HIGH FIVE® scientifically validated Tool. Supervisors will get practical training on the use of QUEST 2 and will gain access to the HIGH FIVE® Database. They will learn how to enter their data into the Database to help them continually track their progress as well as identify areas of need.

Primary Audience: Supervisors

Prerequisite: PHCD or HIGH FIVE® Sport

Length of Training: 7.5 hours

Mode of Training: In-Person OR Virtual Hybrid

# of Participants: Minimum 6 to Maximum 25




Healthy Minds for Healthy Children


Healthy Minds for Healthy Children builds on HIGH FIVE®’s existing expertise in healthy child development with an online training and downloadable resource to help those working with children positively influence their mental health. This new training offers engagement strategies for nurturing resiliency in children and provides insights into common mental health conditions that children could be experiencing.

Primary Audience: Recreation programmers, coordinators, youth centre staff, summer staff, after school programmers

Prerequisite: None (*FREE* after taking HIGH FIVE® Sport or PHCD)

Length of Training: 1 hour

Mode of Training: Virtual On-Demand

# of Participants: N/A




QUEST 1


This online training will help managers improve children’s programs by measuring the quality of the organization’s policies and procedures. Managers will learn how to use the HIGH FIVE® scientifically validated Tool to adopt a child-centered approach to service delivery and operations. Participants of this workshop will review and learn how to use the comprehensive audit Tool that determines the extent to which their policies and procedures support quality activities and the principles of HIGH FIVE®. If there are areas where no policy or procedure exists, managers will learn how to develop them. Access to the HIGH FIVE® Database to track their organization’s progress as well as identify areas of need will aid in this. Overall, participation in QUEST 1 will enable an organization to operate with basic and uniform standards and establish a constant base from which programs can operate.




HIGH FIVE® Sport


This training is designed for the competitive coach in a club/organization. Aligned with the Fundamentals and Learn to Train stages of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), HIGH FIVE® Sport focuses on the social, emotional, and cognitive development and wellbeing of athletes. The training has been designed to help coaches with top coaching dilemmas such as dealing with parents, keeping the child’s interest, ensuring fair play and an emotionally safe environment.

Primary Audience: Coaches of children’s sport programs, summer sports staff

Prerequisite: None

Length of Training: 5 hours

Mode of Training: In-Person OR Virtual On-Demand

# of Participants: Minimum 6 to Maximum 25





Virtual Live Training – Synchronous Training that is hosted by a Trainer in a virtual environment (i.e. webinar, GoToMeeting, MS Teams).

Virtual On-demand Training – Asynchronous Training that is completed by one individual on a Learning Management System.

Virtual Hybrid Training – Asynchronous Training that is completed before or after a Synchronous Training that is hosted by a Trainer in a virtual environment.

For more information about HIGH FIVE®, visit their website at highfive.org

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