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.
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)
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.