Strengths-Based TR Program Development Using the Leisure and Well-Being Model: Translating Theory into Practice
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Colleen Deyell Hood, Cynthia P. CarruthersStrengths-Based TR Program Development Using the Leisure and Well-Being Model: Translating Theory into Practice

The Leisure and Well-Being Model (LWM) (Carruthers & Hood, 2007; Hood & Carruthers, 2007) is a strengths-based therapeutic recreation (TR) service delivery model that provides a theoretical framework for TR practice designed to facilitate clients’ development of the skills, knowledge, and resources essential to well-being. The model articulates a process by which to increase clients’ capacities related to living well while simultaneously addressing problems and barriers that compromise their efforts to achieve well-being. The purpose of this article is to provide theoretical support, as well as practical strategies, that can be used to articulate and design TR programs that address the outcomes identified by the LWM.

Author Colleen Deyell Hood, Cynthia P. Carruthers
Volume Vol 50, No 1 (2016)
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