The purpose of the book, Recreational Therapy for Older Adults is to provide a comprehensive textbook for any college or university teaching an undergraduate or graduate course in recreational therapy or therapeutic recreation for older adults within their curriculum.
Hope demands to be understood—no different from other disciplines.
My goal is not to provide a scholarly analysis, but to add to the general discussion about hope and how it can translate into a strategy for all.
Risk Management for Park, Recreation, and Leisure Services provides park, recreation, and leisure services professionals a primer in risk management, tort liability, and negligence that gives them an awareness of legal liability and allows them to take the lead in managing risk within their organizations.
It covers topics from the emergency action plan, to the risk management plan, to managing employees through the lens of minimizing risk, to addressing risk at events and in facilities.
Effective managers in sport, tourism, and leisure service organizations are required to have a wide variety of skills and a good understanding of all of the resources that they manage; they must know how to use their financial resources effectively.
Budgeting and long-term financial planning are areas of understanding and skill that every sport, tourism, and leisure service manager must develop and magnify. Financial Resource Management has been written with the needs of the sport, tourism, and leisure service manager in mind.
An extensive and up-to-date treatment on the topic of recreational therapy, the eighth edition of Therapeutic Recreation Processes and Techniques: Evidence-Based Recreational Therapy continues to focus on the practice of recreational therapy, with a philosophy of practice that has been consistent since the first edition in 1982.
Like prior editions, this new edition attempts to offer a theory-based, evidence-based, client-centered approach to practice, offering many new references and an expanded discussion of facilitation techniques.