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Youth Villages: The Why Behind (.1 CEUs)

Youth Villages, a national leader in the implementation of research-based treatment philosophies in the field of children's mental and behavioral health for 30+ years. Youth Villages' Residential Treatment programs serve children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems. The Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists at Youth Villages West Tennessee Campus' engage youth in evidence-based therapeutic activities such as group initiatives, therapeutic drumming, canoeing/kayaking, yoga, aquatics, etc. These interventions provide the youth with an opportunity to develop skills in the areas of communication, problem-solving, emotional regulation, and self-confidence. This module will provide participants with an overview of the "Why Behind' Youth Villages service as well as taking a deeper dive into the next practices for therapeutic recreation services in children's and adolescents' mental and behavioral health settings.

Upon completion of the module, participants will be able to:
1. Describe a philosophical principle utilized for therapeutic recreation services within a residential treatment setting
2. Identify at least three evidence-based practices for children and adolescents with mental and behavioral disorders
3. Explain how to practice an evidence-based intervention used to maximize the therapeutic benefit of recreation services provided