30 Under 30!
The CPRS Board of Directors is excited to recognize 30 educational sessions developed and presented by professionals under 30. These sessions and individual leaders will be recognized throughout the year for their efforts.
- Know an outstanding professional under age 30, who would share their skills and passion for the Parks & Recreation profession? Nominate them as a 30 Under 30 presenter!
- Interested in sharing your skills and knowledge as a 30 Under 30 presenter? Nominate yourself!
You are an inspiration. Thank you for taking the time to help the future of parks and recreation! Thank you for taking the time to enhance the CPRS membership experience!
We appreciate you!
Your 2019-20 CPRS Board of Directors
Meet our 30 Under 30's...
Senior Recreation Coordinator
City of Mountain View
Recreation is often branded as the “fun” division, and we are present for the community’s best moments. However, lifeguards, camp counselors, and building attendants are faced to react to in-the-moment emergencies for participants or for the community for large scale events such as natural disasters which are more taxing on the physical and mental health. They, and ultimately, we, are then called to the duty as a community “first responder”! Although we spend a lot of in-service discussing customer service and policies and procedures, mental health first aid in the work place is not as frequently mentioned, although it applies to our employees in the field of public service. Discussion topics include examples of scenarios from front-line staff as well as training resources available to apply directly in the workplace based in the Mental Health First Aid literature from the National Council for Behavioural Health and World Health Organization. Emphasis on the importance of empathy, support, and advocacy will be discussed while takeaway points include reducing mental health stigmas while increasing other components such as awareness to build on workplace resiliency as a unit.