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2019 TRO Conference Presentations

For those of you attending this conference who like to print off slides ahead of time to take notes, presentations and handouts will be uploaded to the TRO website as they are received. Presentation material submitted after the conference will also be uploaded for your reference. This page will remain available for all delegates for 30 days after the conference. After July 1, 2019, TRO Members may continue to access these slides from the Annual TRO Conference webpage when logged in as a member. 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2019
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Keynote 1 – From Ageism to Social Consciousness: To Dream the Impossible Dream

PK Beville, Second Wind Dreams

 

 

W1 – Can Empathy Be Taught: Its Importance in All Aspects of Care

PK Beville, Second Wind Dreams

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W2 – Engaging and Supporting a Complex Population

Tania Auer and Lexie Metelka, Casey House

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W3 – Expressive Arts in Mental Health: The PeaceLove Program

Grace Williamson and Julie Murray, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences

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W4 – Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Writing for Publication

Kimberly Lyons, TRPR – Journal of TRO

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W5 – Family Caregiving – From Theory to Practice

Michelle McClure, Ability Online and Jaymieson O’Neill, Niagara Children’s Centre

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W6 – Here's to the Dreamers:  Unlocking Dreams Often Hidden or Forgotten

PK Beville, Second Wind Dreams and Christine Wilkinson, Niagara College

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W7 – Supporting Youth Identity and Narrative Reconstruction in TR Mental Health Services

Lauren Cripps and Colleen Hood, Brock University

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W8 – Exploring Unchartered Territory: Bringing TR to an Acute Care Trauma Unit

Leanne Hughes and Amber Hall, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

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W9 – The Art (and Science) of Grant Writing

Colleen Whyte, Brock University and Neil Wilkinson, Mohawk College

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W10 – Abilities Centre: A Holistic Approach to Pre-Employment Skills for Youth with Disabilities

Adam Fitzpatrick and Lyndsay Aitken, Abilities Centre

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Please note: All information has been supplied by the individual presenters, if you have any questions about the content, please contact the presenter.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2019
Session / Presentation Title / Presenter Slides / Handouts

T1 – Behavioural Supports Ontario’s Implementation of the Specialized Social Therapist & Collaboration with Recreation in Long-Term Care Homes

Erin Apothecary and Meghan McMaster, Alzheimer Society of Chatham Kent

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T2 – Happy Habits: A Program Overview of Using Positive Psychology to Inform Therapeutic Recreation Interventions in Mental Health

Kelsey Perri and Megan Ransom, Niagara Health

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T3 – Implementing a Music and Memories Program in Long-Term Care: Lessons from Our Process

Lezlie Leduc, Niagara Health, Anna Boric, Niagara Health/Brock University, and Julie Horton, Niagara Health

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T4 – Therapeutic Recreation in Long-Term Care: Where We've Come From and the Places We Can Go!

Lindsay Webber, Osgoode Care Centre

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T5 –Sharing Perspectives and Self-Care Strategies from Practitioners Working in Nature- based Settings

Liz Kirk, Brock University

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T6 – Diversity, Aging, and Living in Long-Term Care Homes: Considerations for Leisure/Care Practitioners

Kimberly Lopez and Ashley Flanagan, University of Waterloo

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T7 – Research Papers on Mental Health (two presentations)

1. A Narrative Exploration of In-patient Mental Health Recovery

Jaylyn Leighton, University of Waterloo and Shelagh Keesmaat, Homewood Health Centre

2. Shifting from Agency to Community: Exploring the Impact of a Community Connections Program for Mental Health Recovery

Julie Ostrom, Brock University

 

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T8 – Empowerment & Equality in Long-Term Care: Residents Leading the Way

Jessica Chong and Erin Matresky, Sienna Senior Living

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T9 – TRO Registration Designation Evaluation Project 

Carolyn Triemstra, Niagara College and Sue Verrilli, TRO Board Member

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T10 – Developing Standards of Care for Therapeutic Recreation: Benefits and Challenges

Rachel McBurney, Michelle Champagne, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and Lauren Isenegger, One Kids Place Children's Treatment Centre

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T11 – Aging: Updates and Networking 

Sonia Roul and Katherine Lee, TRO Board Members

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T12 – Mental Health: Updates and Networking 

Lindsey Oretan and Nancy de Vera, TRO Board Members

 

T13 – Community / Private Practice: Updates and Networking 

Sue Verrilli, Nancy Kahl, and Jeff Gall, TRO Board Members

 

T14 – Professional Practice Leaders: Updates and Networking 

Katherine Plested and Leanne Hughes, TRO Board Members

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T15 – Pediatrics / Youth: Updates and Networking 

Erin Wilkie and Jackie Frail, TRO Board Members

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Please note: All information has been supplied by the individual presenters, if you have any questions about the content, please contact the presenter.

FRIDAY, MAY 31, 2019
Session / Presentation Title / Presenter Slides / Handouts

F1 – Emerging Technologies: Virtual Reality and The Impact on Older Adults Living in Long-Term Care

Jill Gibson, Sienna Senior Living and Alexandra N. Jackson, Sheridan Centre for Elder Research

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F2 – Recreation Therapy and Behaviour Therapy: A Collaborative Approach to Behaviour Management

Beth Astles and Stacie Dertinger, Head Injury Rehabilitation Ontario

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F3 – Surfing Seniors: Teaching Seniors how to Navigate the Computer and Internet

Ali Arrigo and Robert Monopoli, CHATS (Community Home Assistance to Seniors)

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F4 – The Power of the Pause: Therapeutic Benefits of Silence

Michelle Fleming, Ontario CLRI at Bruyère and Kristine Theurer, Java Group Programs

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F5 – Trauma-Informed TR Practice: Self-Compassion as a Key Feature of TR Service

Juliana Mattos, Homewood Health Centre and Colleen Hood, Brock University

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F6 – A Point Click Care Documentation Transition:  A Journey Towards Person-Centred Care

Nancy de Vera and Sonia Roul, Sienna Senior Living

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F7 – The Evolution of Virtuous Leisure

Naomi Max and Ksenia Melamed, West Park Healthcare Centre

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F8 – The Pen Pal Project: Intergenerational Letter Writing for Well-Being 

Jackie Frail, Niagara College and Heather Vokey, Heidehof Long-term Care Home

 

F9 – Assessing the Effectiveness of Assessment Tools for Persons Experiencing [Dis]abilities  

Jessica Salvagna, Brock University

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F10 – Community-based TR-supported Aquatic Program for People with Disabilities

Bev Farrell and April Zehr, St. Joseph’s Health Care – Parkwood Institute

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F11: TRACKS – Train-the-Trainer. An Evidence-based Peer-mediated Approach to Promote Inclusion and Meaningful Social Interactions

Ashley Parker, Thames Valley Children's Centre and Jaymieson O'Neill, Niagara Children's Treatment Centre

NOTE: This half-day workshop took place at the Niagara Children’s Centre 

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Please note: All information has been supplied by the individual presenters, if you have any questions about the content, please contact the presenter.