DRT Week

Diversional and Recreation Therapy Week

DRT Week 2022: "Revitalising Life Through Leisure"

Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia is a not for profit organisation solely built and dependent on ordinary members working tirelessly together in order to realise our vision. Our mission statement declares that:

Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia is committed to promoting, fostering and advancing the development of the profession of Diversional & Recreation Therapy in Australia and internationally.

Diversional & Recreation Therapy Week, first introduced in 1995, was developed to provide our members with an outlet to promote, foster and advance the development of the Diversional Therapy profession and the state DT Associations (now DRTA nationally). Diversional & Recreation Therapy Week aims to encourage you to educate your work peers and the wider community about who Diversional Therapists and Diversional Therapy Assistants are and what we do.

In 2022, DRT Week was moved to the third week in February to coincide with Therapeutic Recreation Month in the United States and Canada. Through this global allignment the DRTA hope to create a greater national and international presence and improve the future of Diversional and Recreation Therapy profession.

Celebrate and Educate!

How you choose to share your passion for Diversional and Recreation Therapy is completely up to you, you may decide to use the material made available through Diversional & Recreation Therapy Australia or develop your own Diversional & Recreation Therapy Week program. The important part is that we are showcasing the important work that we do.

So let us all join together and do our part in promoting, fostering and advancing both our profession and our association well into the future.

Kayla Garside

 

A few ideas to get us noticed out there!

  • Print out the poster for DRT Week 2022 in beautiful bright colour and get it up on the wall. (If you don't have a printer available to you - contact the office, we will print on our printer and send out at cost).
  • Print out the Revitalising Life Through Leisure logo and put it up on the wall
  • Print out the DRT Week 2022 Revitalising Life Through Leisure Press Release and put it up on the wall too!
  • Put together an entry for the DRTA Award for Excellence (Members only)
  • Use the Powerpoint presentation developed by the DRTA Board to show to other staff members (Members only)
  • Use our online training platform to access a number of free education to show in your workplace
  • Create a DRT Week button for all the rec staff during a craft activity – and wear them with pride!
  • Consider organising an Information Afternoon Tea (let the office know to get extra support maybe even a Board member to attend if they can)
  • Get a copy of the DRTA Mission Statement Poster and get it up on the wall

Print outs can be found in our Resources page

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