Developing Occupation-Centered Programs for the Community

Developing Occupation-Centered Programs for the Community

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This workbook provides a basic guide to the development of occupation-centered programs in the community. It offers what the novice needs to know to initiate and further develop programs for community populations. Only a few programs and populations are selected as examples to showcase the process as it has provided primarily service learning opportunities for entry-level occupational therapy students at both the occupational therapy and occupational therapy assistant levels of education. The populations selected are available everywhere, to every student; in many ways they reflect needs that are global.
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  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 178 x 235 x 21.84mm | 644g
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0131708082
  • 9780131708082
  • 674,793

Table of contents

Part I Building a Foundation



Ch. 1: Defining Community

Ch. 2: Occupation and Community Practice

Ch. 3: Identifying Trends and Forecasting Futures

Ch. 4: Program Development: What Skills Will I Need?

Ch. 5: Developing a Time Line for Program Design, Planning, Preparation,

Implementation and Evaluation



Part II Developing the Program: Design and Planning Phase



Ch. 6: Getting Started: Developing the Design

Ch. 7: Profiling the Community, Targeting the Population, and Assessing

the Need for Services

Ch. 8: Researching the "Evidence," Finding Experts; and Developing

Program Goals



Part III Developing the Program: Preparation and Implementation Phase



Ch. 9: Staffing and Personnel

Ch. 10: Space; Furnishings, Equipment, and Supplies

Ch. 11: Costs and Projected Funding Needs

Ch. 12: Funding Your Program



Part IV Review and Evaluation Phase



Ch. 13: Program Evaluation: How Will Outcomes Be Measured?

Ch. 14: Marketing and Promotion



Part V Program Stories: Program Examples for Children, Adolescents, and Adults



Ch. 15: Programming to Support Meaningful Occupation and Balance for the

Disenfranchised and Homeless: The Development of a Proposal

Ch. 16: Intervention and Support Programming in Day Camps, Sleep-Away

Camps, and Adventures

Ch. 17: Prevention and Wellness Programming Within Existing or Newly

Formed Clubs: Collaboration and Partnering

Ch. 18 Shelter Programming for Persons with HIV/AIDS and Mental

Illness: Prevocational and Vocational Skills

Ch. 19 Programming for the Homeless Adolescent in Transitional Shelter:

Film-Making for High School Credit



*Ch. 20: Promotion of Health, Wellness and Community: Programming for

Older Adults (to be completed)
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About Linda S. Fazio

Linda S. Fazio received the 1999 Occupational Therapy Association of California Award of Excellence for significant contributions to occupational therapy. She holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, Student Services and Counseling from the University of North Texas as well as an MS in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a BS in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University. She consults widely on occupational therapy academic curriculum development, curriculum design, and community program design and development.
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