While I still have my final practicum to go in the fall, I’m pretty pleased to announce that as of today, I have officially completed all of my required course work for my degree! It has been an incredibly long four years! So, while everyone else in my house is sleeping in, I’m up emptying out the inbox!
Professional Advancement Resources:
- Health Care Providers ReLATE/ReSPOND Toolkit: outlines communication strategies that healthcare providers can use to build positive relationships with their patients/clients. They have created both an Acute Care Toolkit and one for use within the Community.
- Strength-Based Perspective: While we all work hard to view our clients from a strengths-based perspective, I still need reminders here and there. This article is an excellent read and there is also a great comparison chart in the appendix.
- NCTRC Certification Exam: I will soon be gearing up to take this exam in my quest to be nationally certified. If there are any fantastic resources that are a must-have for study prep, please post them here! This PDF provides an outline for the exam.
- Neighbourhood Time – This was shared with me by one of the TR professionals that I work with. The best explanation that I can give is that neighbourhood time(s) are basically recreation and/or leisure opportunities on the go. Though I couldn’t locate anything online that referenced this to add to this post, I will share the PDF that was sent to me. We plan to add this sheet to the folders of recreation resources that we leave for nursing on the units.
- Sage’s: Senior Centres, Clubs & Groups by Area of City and Surrounding Communities PDF.
Program & Activity Resources:
- Welcome to Therapist Aid. We are proud to create and share worksheets, videos, guides, and other tools to aid mental health professionals in the course of their work.
- Strengths-Based TR Assessments – This is an awesome PDF that provides a plethora of information on assessments and when/why to use them.
- A Strengths Approach to Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation: Tools for Positive Change – Article by Anderson & Heyne.
- A Sampler of Strengths-Based Implementation and Facilitation Strategies
in Recreation Therapy/Therapeutic Recreation – CTRA.
- Strengths-Based Therapeutic Recreation Assessment: Part I (ATRA)
- My Tech Device: This package was created by Jennifer Masek, Recreation Therapist at Capital Care Dickinsfield. She works with young adults and she put together this fantastic tool/resource to use with her clients. She has so graciously allowed me to share it with you. App & Website Checklist | Device Information | Recreation Staff Programming.
- Therapeutic Gardening in a Box: This was created by Kateline Hladky, Recreation Coordinator at Our Parent’s Home. She works with seniors and was kind enough to share this resource/tool with us all which she created as her final project in her diploma program.
Articles & EBP:
- Meaningful Wandering for Residents with Alzheimer’s Disease in Memory Care Facilities – There are some great tidbits of information and points within this thesis.
- aromaticscience – The Scientific Source on essential oil research. There is a lot of debate on the positive effects of essential oil use TR; this website should assist with guiding you to select the right oils in your practice.
- Research Methods: the basics by Nicholas Williman – an excellent resource/learning tool for research.
- I recently took a Men’s Health and Masculinity course, which was more than fascinating! I’d like to share some of the marketing resources that I came across when working on my assignment: What Makes an Effective Advertising for a Man or a Woman?, Marketing to Men, A Look at Gender Differences and Marketing Implications, and 100 Content Marketing Examples.
- Dementia & Alzheimer’s Research opportunities – Get involved with the research! Brain Health Registry Info & The Brain Health Registry.