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1 + …on the road to fulfilling the Centennial Vision You Are the Future (URTF)

2 + Centennial Vision Commission’s charge to ASD Organize student efforts to work towards fulfillment of the following aspects of the Centennial Vision Increasing OT awareness Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Increasing diversity within the field of OT Linking Research, Education, and Practice

3 + Centennial Vision "We envision that occupational therapy is a powerful, widely recognized, science-driven, and evidence-based profession with a globally connected and diverse workforce meeting society's occupational needs."

4 + Inclusion of Mental Health category Though not explicit in the centennial vision, the centennial celebration in 2017 is a time to celebrate where we have come from, and consider how to advance occupational therapy into the 21st century The centennial vision encompasses mental health, ie, "meeting society's occupational needs”

5 + “You Are the Future” Synopsis Unite efforts of SOTA groups to make a larger impact Recognize efforts of SOTA groups Identify areas of need Report to Centennial Vision Commission

6 + URTF entries from 20 different schools Videos Research Summits Student & Professor Flash mobs OT Month Campus “blitz” Involvement with community organizations And so much more!

7 + URTF 2011 Winners Increasing OT awareness Kean University, Hillside, NJ Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Duquense University, Pittsburgh, PA Increasing diversity within the field of OT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Linking Research, Education, and Practice Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho

8 + Increasing Awareness of OT Kean University, Hillside, NJ Video Kean University

9 + Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Duquense University, Pittsburgh, PA Students worked with Shepherd’s Heart, community organization Offers shelter Independent living job placement. Veterans experience post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Substance abuse And/or other mental health issues

10 + Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Duquense University, Pittsburgh, PA Students created a 10-week group intervention program Promoting general life skills Budgeting Time management Stress/anger management Computer skills Professionalism Graduation ceremony after 10 week program

11 + Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Duquense University, Pittsburgh, PA Created newsletter after experience to promote OT in mental health settings Explained the role of occupational therapy in mental health, barriers that many war veterans with mental health diagnoses experience, and the project at Shepherd’s Heart Newsletter was sent to to local newspapers Pennsylvania congressmen President Obama Local high schools

12 + Increasing OT’s role in Mental Health Duquense University, Pittsburgh, PA To encourage awareness, the newsletter included and eraser with the statement “Erase Stigmas Associated with Mental Illness”. The eraser served as a tangible reminder that everyone can play a part in reducing stigmas associated with mental illnesses.

13 + Increasing diversity within the f i e l d o f O T Q u i n n i p i a c U n i v e r s i t y, H a m d e n, C T In Nicaragua the occupational therapy students assessed the needs of the people living in challenging conditions. They were able to build ramps and educate the people of Nicaragua on how to do certain activities while reducing the risk of injury.

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15 + Increasing diversity within the field of OT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Growing through Sewing program for individuals recovering from addiction or seeking assistance learn basic quilting techniques while practicing safety, organization, responsibility, respect and care for materials.

16 + Increasing diversity within the field of OT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Knitting Grandma's of Branford members of the group had previously fallen while carrying the heavy blankets and also suffer from arthritis Students educate these women about fall prevention, joint protection and energy conservation

17 + Increasing diversity within the field of OT Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT Students created a bulletin board and a display case to portray the diversity within service projects

18 + Linking Research, Education, and P r a c t i c e I d a h o S t a t e U n i v e r s i t y, P o c a t e l l o, I d a h o The Idaho State University Student Occupational Therapy Association and the Idaho Occupational Therapy Association teamed together Offered a low-cost, day long, continuing education opportunity to regional occupational therapy practitioners and students Proceeds from the event went to support both organizations.

19 + Linking Research, Education, and Practice Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho Six presentations by regional occupational therapy practitioners and ISU faculty. Twelve research posters by ISU MOT students and faculty. Kamber Peck, MOTS; Brittney Romriell, MOTS; Kayla Bolton, MOTS; Lindsey Casper, MOTS

20 + Linking Research, Education, and Practice Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho Students were responsible for the following activities Recruitment and coordination of speakers Scheduling Summit activities Management of onsite registration Oversight of attendance and CEU eligibility Management of Summit expenses and revenues in conjunction with IOTA

21 + Linking Research, Education, and Practice Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho Presentations on Animal Assisted Therapy Feeding the Newborn Infant OT in the School System: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities of the Idaho Practice Act Social Communication, Emotional Regulation and Transactional Support for Persons with ASD Reinforcing the Role of Occupational Therapy in Fall Prevention and Home Safety for Older Adults

22 + Challenge 2012 What will you and your school do?

23 + The End Fun stuff if we have time: Dermatome Dance OT Flash Mob


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