I work with a lot of staff that have very separate hours, work mostly per diem, and don’t have a lot of time during work hours to bond. Does anyone have ideas for team-building, get-to-know-you tactics, stress-relieving, and other ways to incorporate a sense of FUN into the workplace for a team of people that don’t spend a lot of time together regularly? These staff work 1-4 hours a week, all different shifts and communicate mainly through email.
Kaylee McGuire, CTRS | Community Recreation Coordinator, Recreational Therapy/Child Life
Children’s Specialized Hospital | 150 New Providence Road | Mountainside | NJ 07092
908.301.5736 | Fax: 908.301.5503 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Any great and inspiring leader or organization that ever existed set out to do something completely unrealistic. ATRA’s mission is to “Empower Recreational Therapists” and our vision is “A world where every person has access to Recreational Therapy”. What do you think? Are those unrealistic goals? Are those idealistic dreams that we will never accomplish? Continue reading February’s Leadership Thought
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I do not know if I chose this profession or if it chose me. I think we both chose each other. I have never really thought about it that much. Continue reading Reflections: Why am I still in this field and why do I remain passionate about what I do?
Survey results tell us that members join ATRA because someone invited them. We know that ATRA is important to members and to our profession because you tell us! As an ATRA member, you experience the value your membership brings. Now is the perfect time to share your professional successes by encouraging your non-member friends and colleagues to join ATRA. Continue reading Discounted Membership!
Whether you work in rehab, long term care, behavioral health, pediatrics, in-patient, out-patient, community based TR…technology has caught up with us and is becoming, or has become, a staple in the way we provide services. What are your favorite apps? Why did you choose it/them for your population and how effective have they been?
The call for presentations is now open for the ATRA mid-year conference occurring from February 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas. The theme for our conference will be “Celebrating the Impact of Recreational Therapy.” You can click here to submit your proposal. The deadline is October 31, 2015. Continue reading ATRA Mid-Year Call for Papers
Calling all Developmental and Community Based Treatment Network Conference-goers! Be sure to check out the following sessions to help bring evidence to your practice:
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