Veterans Affairs Medical Center Martinsburg, WV. Recreation Therapy Internship. Mission Statement. “Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being” “Heroes Serving Heroes”. About the V.A.M.C.
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Recreation Therapy Internship
“Honor America’s veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being”
“Heroes Serving Heroes”
Recreation Therapy professionals create the opportunities for residents to be gainfully occupied with activities that are suited to the individual, yet rejuvenate the spirit, jog the mind, and enhance quality of living in an culturally transformed setting
Leisure time is a very important part of a person’s life. Time not obligated for any task is leisure time. Residents have the right to spend leisure time as they would prefer and as they would if they were home. This may be in a large group, off-station, in a small group, with family or friends, with staff or as an individual. Past leisure skills may be rekindled or new ones learned. RT’s help residents to maintain as active a lifestyle as the resident chooses. Leisure time is part of this lifestyle.
Post-Traumatic-Stress Residential Rehabilitation Program
Gaining Occupational and Life Skills
Center for Addictions Treatment
program that provides both outpatient
and residential treatment for veterans
suffering with substance use disorders.
and understand the function substance plays
in his/her life. Teaching effective tools that
help sustain one’s recovery and opportunities to
5 Phases (Program Tracks)
4. Cornerstone: Veterans acquire employment in the community. Groups meet to focus on how to use work as a recovery tool. Barriers which veterans routinely hit in early recovery are addressed as veterans experience them. Veterans also learn life skills and money management in preparation for returning to the community.
5. Aftercare: Veterans complete 3 months of bi-weekly outpatient appointments to focus on integrating and maintaining their recovery skills into a routine part of a balanced lifestyle.
Effective as of January 2008
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