Recreation & Leisure

What is Recreational Therapy?

We sat down with Brandon Snead and Natasha Roseboom to talk about their roles as recreational therapists at the Temple University Collaborative.

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Recreation and Leisure for Older Adults with Psychiatric Disabilities

This is a brief set of guidelines providing tips to older adults with psychiatric disabilities to assist them in becoming actively involved in recreation and leisure activities in their communities, along with resources from a wide range of recreation and leisure activity programs.

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Promoting Community Inclusion through Leisure and Recreation

Research shows that recreational activities can play an essential part in building social networks for people with psychiatric disabilities. This document provides an overview of reliable strategies for finding, joining, and enjoying recreational activities in community settings.

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Physical Activity Fair Manual

This handbook summarizes lessons learned from a Physical Activity Fair in Philadelphia aimed at connecting people with serious mental illnesses to sustainable resources for physical activity. It serves as a helpful resource for planning other events promoting community inclusion.

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ParkRX: Connecting Health Goals to Park Participation

Parks are crucial for community health! ParkRx programs are popular, but they should also focus on mental health. This tool helps support individuals with mental health conditions to explore park interests and identify health goals.

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Motivational Interviewing Techniques RTs can use to Encourage Independent, Community-Based Recreation Participation in People with Psychiatric Disabilities

Recreational therapists can use motivational interviewing to elicit personal goals and resources for lasting change. This session provided strategies for using motivational interviewing with individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

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Leisure and Recreation with Dr. Snethen

We sat down with Gretchen Snethen, Assistant Director for the Temple University Collaborative and spoke about her work with leisure and recreation as well as independent participation.

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Independence Through Community Access & Navigation: A Supported Leisure Intervention Facilitators Training Manual

ICAN is an intervention for individuals with mental illnesses that promotes community-based recreation and leisure. This manual helps to implement the ICAN intervention and includes an overview of benefits, factors to consider, implementation strategies, and case examples.

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ICAN PLAY Leisure Manual

This 68-page manual promotes community-based activity participation among consumers with free or low-cost opportunities in Philadelphia. It encourages an active leisure lifestyle for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, providing meaning and improved quality of life.

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Family Leisure Planning and COVID-19

During the pandemic, it has been challenging to engage in family leisure activities outside. However, family leisure is crucial. This document provides information about the benefits of family leisure and resources for planning activities at home.

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Collab Chats: Summer Institute with Gretchen Snethen

Gretchen Snethen from the Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion discusses one of the half day events that will take place at the 2017 Summer Institute

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Beginning a Walking Program: Fact Sheet for Providers

Beginning a walking program fact sheets provide providers with a resource that details how to start a walking program, such as the benefits of walking, what to wear while youre walking, how much you should walk, and goals/motivations.

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Beginning a Walking Program: Fact Sheet for Consumers

Beginning a walking program fact sheets provide consumers with a resource that details how to start a walking program, such as the benefits of walking, what to wear while youre walking, how much you should walk, and goals/motivations.

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Assessing Health Outcomes of Community Integration Interventions: The role of Recreational Therapy in Behavioral Health

Recreational therapy promotes community participation, but documenting its health benefits can be a challenge. This session provides measures for tracking physical activity outcomes, negative symptoms, cognition, and recovery in individuals with psychiatric disabilities.

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Adding Recreation to your Coping Toolbox: An 8-Week Protocol

Two recreation therapy interns developed 8-week protocols for increasing community participation for mental health agency consumers, resulting in a coping toolbox protocol to identify personal coping strategies and community resources after discharge from inpatient facilities.

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