*Write a press release-Read: An ImPRESSIVE Press Release
*"What is Therapeutic Recreation?" article by Mandy Kuykendall, CTRS
*Announce in facility newsletter
*Let department heads and corporate headquarters know
*Mail letters to family members
*Put up flyers and posters
*Decorate a bulletin board
*Make photo albums and scrapbooks and put on display in common areas of the facility or agency
*Ask residents/patients/clients what they like about the Therapeutic Recreation program and post their comments in the newsletter or on a bulletin board
*Get a proclamation. Contact your state officials and ask that a proclamation be issued.
* Make sure your state Therapeutic Recreation Association is listed on important local websites
*Display your digital photos in a digital photo frame in a prominent location like the front desk in the lobby. A picture is worth a thousand words!
*Create a mini-movie using photos and/or a video of patients/clients/residents engaging in therapeutic recreational activities. Have your videos and/or movies on display in various locations or at scheduled events/in-services.
*Post your movie on You-Tube to heighten awareness of our profession! Be sure to get photo consents!