What is ATRA?
ATRA is an association founded in September 1985, representing over 600 professionals working in the field of Therapeutic Recreation in Alberta
What is Therapeutic Recreation?
Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Therapy is a health profession which acknowledges the significance of leisure and recreation as integral components of optimal health and well-being of individuals with illnesses and disabling conditions.
Work with individuals with physical, mental, emotional, cognitive or social limitations that impact their ability, attitude and motivation to engage freely in leisure and to maintain a healthy and balanced leisure lifestyle.
Work collaboratively within health service teams which may include physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, nutritionists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists and social workers.
Work in settings throughout the continuum of health care including acute care, rehabilitation, community, assisted living, day programs, long term care and private business.
Follow established Standards of Practice including assessment, intervention/care planning, program development and delivery, documentation, evaluation, research, professional development and community practice.
February is National Therapeutic Recreation Month.
Watch for a package of information coming out to all ATRA members towards the end of January with lots of information (and even a few little gifts!)
ATRA is planning to have two separate webinars during TR Month:
1. Tuesday, February 7th 7:00-8:00 pm
ATRA CEU Program: Review of the program, recent changes and ideas to accumulate CEUs throughout the year. Presented by the ATRA Continued Competence Committee: Tiffany Morin, Kari Medd, Wendy Fawcett, and Carley Van Tetering
By attending this webinar, ATRA members are eligible for one ATRA CEU.
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2. Wednesday, February 22nd 7:00-8:00 pm
ATRA Guidelines for the Assignment of Therapeutic Recreation Services to Assistants and Aides
Presented by the authors: Ellen Helgason, Bev Suntjens, and Claudette McMillen
By attending this webinar, ATRA members are eligible for one ATRA CEU
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