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Professional Resources

American Hiking Society

A national organization that promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas, and the hiking experience.


American Red Cross, Connecticut

Information on all Connecticut Red Cross chapters, contact info, course info, disaster preparation information and more.


CDC Playground Injury Fact Sheets

A compilation of statistics of statistics on playground related injuries.


Concussions: CDC HEADS UP To Youth Sports

HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative offers info about concussions to coaches, parents, & athletes involved in youth sports. It provides important info on preventing, recognizing, & responding to a concussion.


Concussions: Resource Video 1

A parent's message on the effects of a concussion on his child.


Concussions: Resource Video 2

This video is a good resource for teaching children how to recognize, report, and recover from a concussion


Concussions: Resource Video 3

Concussions: what they are and what to do.


Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau


Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (DEEP)

DEEP is a state agency of Connecticut that oversees the natural resources and environment of the state, as well as regulating public utilities and energy policy.


Connecticut Office of Tourism

The Office of Tourism works to make tourism a leading economic contributor and a source of pride for CT. They partner with the CT business community regional tourism districts to position the state as a prime destination for leisure & business travelers.


Consumer Product Safety Commission: Playground Safety Handbook

Playground Safety Handbook


Department of Homeland Security

"Protective Measures Guide for Outdoor Venues"


Department of Homeland Security

"Options for Consideration: Active Shooter Training Video"


Department of Homeland Security

"Active Shooter Preparedness"


ERASE

ERASE (East of the River Action for Substance-Abuse Elimination, Inc.) is one of 13 Regional Action Councils (RACs), established by state legislation, passed in 1989, to assess substance abuse needs and plan to fill gaps in services.


Land Trust Alliance

The Land Trust Alliance is a national conservation organization that works to increase the pace of conservation, enhance the quality of conservation, and ensure the permanence of conservation.


League of American Bicyclists

Information on becoming a bike friendly community.


National Alliance for Youth Sports

"Recommendations for Communities Helping Community Leaders Establish a Strong and Positive Youth Sports Culture"


National Alliance for Youth Sports

Recommendations for Communities Helping Community Leaders Establish a Strong and Positive Youth Sports Culture (Executive Summary)


National Alliance for Youth Sports

An advocate for positive and safe sports and activities for children. The goal of NAYS is to make sports and activities safe and positive by providing programs and services that add value to youth sports.


National Center for Safe Routes to Schools

Information on walking & bicycle safety


National Parks & Conservation Association

NPCA works to ensuring that parks and landmarks are protected by advocating for the national parks and the National Park Service and educating decision makers and the public about the importance of preserving the parks.


National Recreation and Park Association

NRPA is the parent organization of CRPA and is dedicated to the advancement of public parks, recreation, and conservation.


NRPA Recommended Guidelines for Credentialing Volunteers

NRPA has developed a set of Recommended Guidelines for Volunteer Background Screening in park and recreation settings. The goal of these recommendations is to make communities safe by advancing optimum volunteer management practices.


President's Council on Physical Fitness & Sports

The President’s Council engages, educates, and empowers all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.


Professional Trailbuilders Association

North America’s largest private sector group of trail specialists, professional trail contractors, designers, and consultants.


Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Work with communities of all sizes to help them meet the dynamic challenges of trail development for the creation of successful multi-use pathways.


State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, Division of Licensing, Youth Camp Licensing Program

Connecticut Statutes & Regulations governing youth camp licensing requirements.


Trust for Public Land

Creates parks & protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities & helps raise funds for conservation, conduct conservation research & planning, acquire and protect land, & design & renovate parks & playgrounds.


United States Sports Academy

The largest sports university in the world, providing courses in sports management, sports medicine, and coaching.


Urban Parks Institute/Project for Public Spaces

PPS is a nonprofit planning, design, and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities.