Strong Minds (emotional health)

Strong Minds is an interactive learning activity focused on developing adaptive coping skills. Competition provides a natural opportunity to develop active strategies for maintaining emotional wellness under stress, such as: thinking positive thoughts, releasing stress and connecting with others.

For more information please contact Jamie Valis, Senior Manager of Strong Minds.

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MANUALS AND GUIDES

EVENT RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT

Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) and Legal Forms

  • Insurance and Hold Harmless Agreement (PDF): This agreement is a risk management method that Special Olympics has put in place to prevent Special Olympics and its Healthy Athletes volunteers from suffering financial damage for an incident that they did not cause.
  • Healthy Athlete Software (webpage): The Strong Minds Healthy Athletes Software (HAS) form used to collect and report data at a Strong Minds event.

Equipment and Supply List

Educational Materials

Master Equipment List

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

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