This Land Is Your Land

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Toward a Better Understanding of Nature’s Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for Armed Forces

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Pages: 238

Dimensions: 8.000000 × 5.000000 × 1.000000 in

Binding Type: Paperback

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND is a first of its kind exploration into the therapeutic benefits of nature-based recreation for Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their families.

The book is divided into four parts:

  • descriptions of several exemplary nature-based recreation programs
  • completed research examining the therapeutic effectiveness of nature-based recreation programs
  • research challenges and opportunities
  • recommendations for future studies.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND’s 46 contributors, united by their passion for assisting military families transition from combat-related stresses to civilian life through health-promoting outdoor recreation engagements, come from a variety of professional and academic backgrounds, including outdoor adventure education and programming, therapeutic recreation, counseling rehabilitation, social work, medicine, and clinical and environmental psychology.

THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND combines practical lessons learned from administering nature-based recreation programs for members of our military family with scientific insights that will better equip the rapidly growing number of individuals and organizations dedicated to doing this critically important work with the necessary therapeutic tools to conduct evidence-based best practices.