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Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation

Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to the profession. The book draws on the combined wisdom, experience, and technical expertise of 23 professors and leaders in the field, who present diverse perceptions, philosophies, and practices for therapeutic recreation in the 21st century. The book showcases how the profession addresses various clients' needs throughout the life span through therapeutic programs, modalities, and activities. It presents a wide range of applications, allowing readers to explore their personal and professional options, and provides insight into the basic knowledge, attributes, and skills students need in order to thrive in the field. It also delineates career paths in the profession and how a therapeutic recreation specialist works with various populations.


Foundations of Wellness

Life is crammed with busyness, screen time, and an abundance of shallow experiences. If you don’t mindfully change your way of thinking and behaving, that’s all your life will ever be.

Foundations of Wellness can help you live a satisfying life—one full of rich and deep experiences. You’ll understand your identity and inner strengths and resources as well as set and move toward meaningful personal goals.

With Foundations of Wellness, you will explore physical, mental, emotional, social, environmental, and spiritual realms of wellness using an evidence-based approach to health and wellness that will help you explore ways to live your life to the fullest. You will examine the seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness to daily living, delve into wellness resources and dietary needs, discover health check strategies, and learn the keys to making healthy behavioral changes.

Foundations of Wellness is written in a conversational style and divided into three parts. Part I establishes basic wellness problems and introduces tools to discovering wellness and inner peace. Part II addresses physical dimensions of wellness, including physical activity, nutrition, sleep, and body maintenance. In part III you’ll discover the strategies that will propel you to a higher level of living—one that can affect not only your life but also the lives of others for generations to come.

Each chapter explores key concepts and topics that affect your wellness. The chapters begin with objectives and a vignette that illustrates a challenge related to the content and use stories to illustrate teaching points. The text also incorporates activity sidebars that empower you to make the behavioral changes that will lead to a more satisfying and meaningful life.

You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness—a practice that helps you live with greater awareness—and positive psychology as you embark on your wellness journey. In Foundations of Wellness, you will also learn the seven attitudinal foundations of mindfulness practices and explore the spiritual truths that are at the core of wellness.

Green Exercise: Linking Nature, Health and Well-being

Edited by Jo Barton, Rachel Bragg, Carly Wood, Jules Pretty

The concept of Green Exercise has now been widely adopted and implies a synergistic health benefit of being active in the presence of nature. This book provides a balanced overview and synthesis text on all aspects of Green Exercise and integrates evidence from many different disciplines including physiology, ecology, psychology, sociology and the environmental sciences, and across a wide range of countries.

It describes the impact of Green Exercise on human health and well-being through all stages of the lifecourse and covers a wide spectrum from cellular processes such as immune function through to facilitating human behavioral change. It demonstrates the value of Green Exercise for activity and education purposes in both schools and the workplace, as well as its therapeutic properties. Green Exercise is an effective intervention for vulnerable groups and promoting healthy ageing, with activities including wilderness therapy, therapeutic horticulture and the use of forests and water. Chapters also integrate cross-cutting key themes which are relevant to all stages of the lifecourse and have significantly contributed to the Green Exercise research base, such as forest bathing and blue exercise.

The book also explores the future of Green Exercise, the way in which research can be used to influence green design and planning and how health, social care and environmental agendas can be integrated to enable Green Exercise to be more widely used as a mechanism for improving health.

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Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities

For most schools and organizations, fundraisers bridge the gap between budgets and the money they need in order to operate. Despite the continued rise in childhood and adult obesity and increased attention to humankind’s ecological impact, many fundraisers still rely on the sale of high-calorie, low-nutrient foods or ask supporters to become consumers of incidental items and paper products "to support the cause."

Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers innovative and thoughtful options that raise money for your cause without contradicting the physical activity, health, and ecological messages emphasized in your school or organization. In contrast to traditional fundraisers involving food and incidental products, the ideas in Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities encourage personal, community, and environmental health and reinforce the health and social responsibility initiatives in place in your school or organization. With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities you’ll learn how to involve not just your school or organization but the entire community in health-promoting, environmentally friendly activities.

With Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities, you’ll find a range of ideas—from ink cartridge recycling to a dance competition—and a unique approach to fundraising sure to energize your students, members, and community to meet and exceed your fundraising goals. For educators, each of the activities outlined in the text is based on National Health Education Standards (NHES) and National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) standards and 21st-century learning outcomes, making this text a great resource for incorporating the health and wellness initiatives of your school into the fundraising plans for your class, club, sport team, or organization.

Activities in the book are grouped according to the level of knowledge, skills, and abilities required for organizing and conducting them. Most activities use similar or commonly used resources often available in a school or organizational setting. You’ll find clear and complete explanations in a standard lesson plan format along with the tools and information you need in order to implement each idea. With background information on various types of fundraisers, how these types are categorized, and guidance on scheduling, implementing, and communication, you’ll have a full picture of what it takes to complete each event.

Get your members and community involved in a project that not only raises money but also gives children exposure to important values such as lifelong wellness, hard work, perseverance, integrity, and civic engagement. Regardless of whether you are new to fundraising or simply searching for new ideas for your next project, Healthy and Sustainable Fundraising Activities offers the tools, information, and inspiration to help you reach your monetary goals in ways that contribute to the health and well-being of your students, members, community, and the environment.

Healthy Eating Every Day

Improve your health and quality of life through balanced eating!

Healthy Eating Every Day is a practical, evidence-based program that teaches you how to improve your eating habits in ways that fit your lifestyle.

Inside, you’ll discover how to choose the right balance of the right foods, set realistic goals and rewards, and cope with triggers for unhealthy eating. You’ll also learn these useful skills:

> Create food shopping lists that include healthy foods
> Balance calories to achieve and maintain a healthy weight
> Eat well when dining out or away from home
> Set personal goals to help you reduce your sodium intake or increase the number of fruits and vegetables you eat

Healthy Eating Every Day contains checklists, charts, activities, and reminders to help you personalize the program and enjoy the process of learning how to eat healthy.

Newly updated with the most recent version of the national dietary guidelines and the latest nutrition science, Healthy Eating Every Day gives you the resources and confidence you need to improve your health by eating right.


Implementing Physical Activity Strategies

Developed through a partnership with the National Physical Activity Plan Alliance and the

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA),

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies profiles 42 physical activity programs that are helping people adopt more active and healthy lifestyles based on the U.S. National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP). This resource combines the expertise of editors Russell Pate and David Buchner as well as a host of respected researchers and practitioners well known for their long-term advocacy for a more physically active society.

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies highlights innovative and proven physical activity programs under way in eight sectors: education; mass media; health care; parks, recreation, fitness, and sports; business and industry; public health; transportation, land use, and community design; and volunteer and nonprofit organizations.

For each, readers will find an explanation of how the physical activity program was executed, how it aligns with the NPAP, the target population of the program, cross-sector collaborations and their benefits, and assessments of program effectiveness.

A consistent presentation of information on each program makes this comprehensive reference easy to use. The text maintains a focus on topics such as cross-sector collaboration, tactics and troubleshooting tips, and how each program aligns with the NPAP. This ensures readers will find tools and information to bring success to their own initiatives. Many of the program profiles include sample press releases, ads, screen shots, photos, surveys, follow-up forms, and other hands-on materials to help readers more readily translate the ideas and materials of these programs into new physical activity initiatives. By sharing examples and case studies of proven programs,

Implementing Physical Activity Strategies supports those seeking ways to bring the benefits of increased physical activity to their constituents:

  • Officials and managers in public health and health care
  • Volunteer and nonprofit organizations
  • Recreation, fitness, and sport leaders
  • Physical education teachers
  • Worksite health promotion advocates
  • Transportation, urban policy, and design workers

  • Implementing Physical Activity Strategies offers a detailed look into exemplary programs that have brought about an increase in regular physical activity for individuals where they live, work, and play. Stimulate new ideas, inspire creativity and innovation, and set in motion new results-oriented physical activity initiatives with

    Implementing Physical Activity Strategies.

    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, 3rd Edition

    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure, Third Edition, gives students a broad view of the field, offering them a solid foundation for understanding the industry they plan to enter upon graduation.

    Students learn from the perspectives of 52 leading professors, professionals, and emerging scholars from the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, and around the globe. Led by new editors, Tyler Tapps and Mary Sara Wells, these experts introduce recreation and leisure foundational concepts, delivery systems, and programming services. Students benefit from the diversity of perspectives and viewpoints from around the world as they learn about the similarities and differences in the industry from an international perspective.

    The following are new to this edition:
    • New editors and contributors from around the world, including emerging scholars
    • Updated data throughout the book
    • New chapter sections
    • An expanded chapter on international perspectives on sustainability and ecotourism
    • Real-world connections to recreation and leisure theories that help students consider career options
    • A web study guide with On the Job learning activities, a glossary, chapter overviews, article summaries, and recommendations of websites to explore
    A Strong Foundational Overview
    Introduction to Recreation and Leisure grounds students in the historical, philosophical, and social aspects of the industry. The authors offer fresh insights into community parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations, and commercial recreation and ecotourism enterprises. Students learn about various enriching educational programs and services for people of all ages.

    “The text encompasses a variety of services, including recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, health and wellness, and arts and culture,” says Tapps. “It also exposes students to career options and supports them as they explore their interests and prepare for challenging careers in the industry.”

    Text Contents
    The book is organized into three parts. In part I, students learn about the foundations of recreation and leisure, including the historical, philosophical, and social issues that have shaped the field. Part II explores various sectors of the field, including leisure service delivery systems, public recreation, the nonprofit sector, the for-profit sector (such as event and ecotourism enterprises), and therapeutic recreation, among others. Part III focuses on the programming of recreation and leisure services, including program delivery systems, recreational sport management, outdoor and adventure recreation, the nature of recreation and leisure as a profession, and more.

    Each chapter includes learning objectives that highlight the chapter’s important concepts, as well as an Outstanding Graduates feature that introduces former students who have gone on to successful careers in the field. A glossary of important terms is included in the web study guide, which is part of the ancillary package.

    The text is supported by an instructor guide, a test package, a PowerPoint presentation package, and a web study guide that contains chapter summaries and learning experiences. These resources make it easier for instructors to prepare for and manage their courses, and they help students retain what they learn from the text.

    Guidance for Students Making Career Choices
    This fully updated text, with its insights and perspectives from top professionals and professors from around the globe, opens up the world of recreation and leisure for students, offering them vital information that will help them make informed choices as they move forward in pursuit of careers in this growing field. With its cutting-edge view of recreation and leisure services, Introduction to Recreation and Leisure prepares students for success in the field of recreation and leisure.

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services presents cutting-edge guidance and helps students apply their newfound knowledge as they prepare to enter the rapidly changing leisure services field.

    This text presents fresh insights on leadership from the most prominent voices in the field today. The contributors present a comprehensive look at modern leadership, identify the challenges future leaders will face, and reveal how future leaders can best prepare to meet those challenges.

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services provides

    * a detailed look at the collaborative approach to leadership in leisure services that represents a new direction in the field;

    * insight into classical leadership as well as innovative and modern leadership theory and best practices; and

    * an understanding of the roles and functions students will fulfill as they enter the profession.

    The material, designed for undergraduate recreation and leisure services leadership courses, is presented in three parts. Part I explores personal leadership issues, including communication skills, negotiation strategies, and leadership styles. Part II delves into professional leadership, examining topics such as group dynamics, supervision practices, and team leadership. Part III explores organizational leadership, including internal and external leadership and professional development.

    The authors present new theories of leadership from research in the field of recreation and leisure. Several learning aids—including chapter-opening scenarios, key terms, glossary, references, and chapter-ending questions for reflection and discussion—appear throughout the text. In addition, each chapter features a Leisure Leaders sidebar that profiles a leader in the field who addresses preparation for the job, a peek at day-to-day work, and advice for aspiring leaders. And a Best Practices sidebar showcases an organization whose innovative leadership has led to positive organizational outcomes.

    Leadership in Recreation and Leisure Services helps students understand the range of leadership skills they need to develop for successful careers.


    Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice

    The number and percent of older people in developed countries continue to grow, thanks to medical advances and decreases in fertility and mortality rates. And that means that tomorrow’s recreation and leisure professionals will be more challenged than ever to meet the needs of an increasingly older culturally diverse population.

    Leisure and Aging: Theory and Practice provides students and professionals with a balanced perspective of current knowledge as it presents cutting-edge research from the fields of both gerontology and leisure studies. Written by authors from various disciplines who represent an international who’s-who in leisure and aging research, this text explores theories in leisure and aging; bridges the gap between research and application, arming professionals with tools to navigate diverse cultures; and offers insight into delivery of leisure services in older adult communities and long-term care environments.
    Each chapter features learning objectives, study questions, case studies, exercises, and relevant readings. The book is supplemented by online ancillaries, including an instructor guide, test package, and a presentation package with photos, illustrations, and tables from the text. Together, the text and online ancillaries help students connect theories and practice as they prepare for future roles in their chosen fields.

    Leisure and Aging is presented in five sections. Part I introduces global perspectives on leisure and aging, while part II examines the relevance of leisure in an aging context. Part III explores the effects of aging on physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being and health. Parts IV and V delve into the role of community in aging and leisure and long-term care and leisure.

    Written for undergraduate students, professors, and professionals in recreation, leisure, gerontology, and aging, Leisure and Aging provides a wealth of knowledge on various aspects of life for older people and the role of leisure in their lives. The text helps students think critically about a phase of life that seems remote from their own and provides perspective to their understanding of aging and leisure.

    Management of Park & Recreation Agencies 5th Ed. Compendium

    Management of Park and Recreation Agencies, 5th Ed. Compendium
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