BCTRA WEBINAR on January 29th: Just the Facts – TR Evidence Based Fact Sheets

Wednesday January 29th 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Pre-approved by NCTRC and BCTRA for .10 CEU or 1 Contact Hour of Continuing Education



Just the Facts – TR Evidence Based Fact Sheets


TR staff often find that they are recommending participation in specific recreation/leisure activities without being completely knowledgeable about the current state of evidence that would indicate potential benefits and/or drawbacks of participation. To overcome this challenge, we are using a “traffic lighting” process to guide the creation of staff documents that summarize the evidence allowing staff to recommend these activities with confidence. These staff documents are then used to create a library of activity-specific fact sheets that condense the evidence in a meaningful way using common language for families. However, these fact sheets aren’t just applicable to families; they can be used as a tool for leisure education for a number of populations and audiences. Specific templates for staff data collection and family fact sheets will be provided. Information will also be provided on the traffic lighting process.

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this session participants will be able to:

1. Understand how to set up and maintain the components of a fact sheet library.
2. Understand the traffic lighting process used to create the staff documents.
3. Understand the role the fact sheets play in keeping TR professionals abreast of the latest research.
4. Understand the role fact sheets can play in leisure education for a number of populations and audiences.

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Speaker Bios:

Kellie Duckworth works as a recreation therapist on the Acute Rehabilitation and Neuromotor teams at Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children in Vancouver. Kellie has worked in the field for
thirty-three years. Professionally Kellie maintains membership in BCTRA, CTRA, ATRA (American) as well as her certification with NCTRC. She has served on the CTRA Board of
Directors and the BCTRA Board of Directors, and on various committees. Kellie is also a contract faculty member at Douglas College working with internship and practicum students. In her current role as Knowledge Broker, Kellie supports the Therapeutic Recreation Services Department at Sunny Hill in bringing evidence into practice.

Courtney Knight works as a recreation therapist at Vancouver General Hospital in the tuberculosis clinic. Courtney graduated from the Douglas College TR Program in 2017 and was Kellie’s internship student assisting with this project in 2017. Professionally Courtney maintains membership in BCTRA, CTRA and has certified through NCTRC. Though new to the field as a
professional, Courtney has years of experience in disability sport both as a five time paralympian and program coordinator.

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