The updated Third Edition of Developing Occupation-Centered Programs with the Community continues to provide an excellent step-by-step workbook approach to designing and implementing a program for the community.
Inside Developing Occupation-Centered Programs with the Community, Third Edition, Dr. Linda Fazio includes the importance of community asset identification and development toward sustainability. New and updated content on evidence-based practice; program evaluation at multiple levels; funding; non-profits and social entrepreneurship. Additionally, new trending issues of interest to programmers include human trafficking, post-combat programming for military veterans and their families, arts-based programming for all ages, and programming to meet current needs of the well-elderly.
Features of the Third Edition:
- Workbook format offers the instructor and the student options for how to use the text in a classroom or independently in an internship or residency
- The order of the programming process, chapter content order, summaries and format of exercises has been retained to ease transition for instructors using previous editions of the text
- The program "story" section has been retained along with author's notes on what is currently happening with these programs and other related topic areas
- New content has been added in program sustainability, the assessment and building of community assets, and consensus organizing in communities
- More developed content is offered about the structure and function of non-profit organizations as well as the role and function of the social entrepreneur who does programming for these organizations
- Ancillary PowerPoint presentations follow the process for use in a lecture format
- Instructors in educational settings can visit www.efacultylounge.com for additional materials to be used for teaching in the classroom.
Developing Occupation-Centered Programs with the Community, Third Edition is an excellent introductory tool and is a valuable resource for occupational therapy students at all levels, as well as experienced practitioners in a clinical setting.