This Land Is Your Land

Salt Lake City, Utah
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This Land Is Your Land

Toward a Better Understanding of Nature's Resiliency-Building and Restorative Power for
Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families

Symposium Schedule At A Glance:
Wednesday, September 17th
   
 6:30 - 7:00 PM
 Welcome & Opening
Dan Dustin, Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism;  Vivian Lee, Senior Vice President, Health Sciences; David Pershing, President, University of Utah; Stacy Bare, Sierra Club
7:00 - 8:00 PM  Opening Keynote Address
Doug Peacock
 8:00 - 10:00 PM  Evening Social
 
Thursday, September 18th
   
8:30 - 9:10 AM
 Session #1
Freedom's Families - Warren Price, Brigham Young University
9:10 - 9:50 AM
 Session #2
What We Know and Don't Know about Nature-Based Intervention Programs for Psychosocial and Health Outcomes - Craig Bryan, University of Utah 
9:50 - 10:10 AM
 Break 
 
 10:10 - 10:50 AM
 Session #3
This Land Is My Land, but It Doesn't Feel Like It: Issues and Research Findings Associated with Redeploying Military Veterans - Alan Ewert, Indiana University/Outward Bound
10:50 - 11:30 AM
 Session #4
The Psycho-Social Impact of Outward Bound for Veterans - David Scheinfeld, University of Texas at Austin; Chad Spangler, Outward Bound for Veterans
12:00 - 1:30 PM
 Lunch (Douglas Ballroom)
 
12:30  - 1:15 PM
 Veterans Panel
 
1:30 - 2:10 PM
 Session #5
Sierra Club Military Families and Veterans Initiative: The Impact of Multi-Day, Group-Based Nature Outings on Veteran's Mental Health and Psychological Functioning - Jason Duvall and Rachel Kaplan, University of Michigan 
2:10 - 2:50 PM
 Session #6
The Integration of Mindfulness and Wilderness Adventure into Addictions Treatment: Implications for Nature-Based Treatment Alternatives for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families - Keith Russel, Western Washington University
2:50 - 3:10 PM
 Break 
 
3:10 - 3:50 PM
 Session #7
Laboratory and Field-Based Examinations of National Park Unit Soundscapes as Mediums for Restorative Health of Military Personnel - Derrick Taff, Peter Newman, Patricia Kleban, The Pennsylvania State University; Matthew Brownlee, University of Utah; Michael Czaja, Colorado State University; Karen Trevino, David Wong, National Park Service; and Andrew Bell, Armed Forces Corporation
3:50 - 4:30 PM
 Session #8
Second Class Soldiers: The Role of an Outdoor Sport and Recreation Program in Addressing the Relationship between Gender, Social Support, and Military Trauma - Neil Lundberg, Stacy Taniguchi, Ramon Zabriskie, Eric Layland, Brigham Young University; Jessie Bennett, Indiana University 
 6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Dinner (Douglas Ballroom)
 
 7:00 - 8:00 PM
Evening Keynote 
 Genevieve Chase
 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Evening Social
 
Friday, September 19th
   
8:30 - 9:10 AM
 Session #9
She Served Too, and Her Needs are Different: Therapeutic Techniques for Women-Specific Recreation Programming - Kirstin Webster, Higher Ground
9:10 - 9:50 AM
 Session #10
Beneficial Outcomes for Female Veteran Participants in River Running and Adaptive Sports Programs: A Preliminary Analysis - AnnaBelle Bryan, University of Utah 
9:50 - 10:10 AM
 Break 
 
 10:10 - 10:50 AM
 Session #11
Taking Resilience Factors Outside: Effective Therapeutic Recreation Programming for Our Military Family - Kirstin Webster, Higher Ground
10:50 - 11:30 AM
 Session #12
A Resilience Intervention for Diminishing Attrition among Injured Female Recruits - Les Podlog, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah
 12:00 - 1:30 PM
 Lunch (Douglas Ballroom)
 
12:30 - 1:15 PM
 Funding Panel
 
 1:30 - 2:10 PM
 Session #13
Naval Academy Graduates and Resiliency-Training at the National Outdoor Leadership School - John Gookin, NOLS 
2:10 - 2:50 PM
 Session #14
Fostering Resilience in Veterans through Conservation Employment - Kathleen Wolf and Elizabeth Housely, University of Washington
2:50 -3:10 PM
 Break
 
 3:10 - 3:50 PM
 Session #15
Using the Family Battle Buddies Program to Enhance Family Reintegration following Parental Deployment: Results from Pilot Study - Jonathon Beckmeyer, Shay Dawson, Kathleen Gilbert, Bryan McCormick, Rebecca Gilbert, Indiana University 
3:50 - 4:30 PM
Session #16
Finding the 'Friend at the End of Your Pen' at Camp Yellow Ribbon: Developmental and Trauma-Informed Best Practices to Promote Playful Activities with Youth Experiencing Deployment - Amy Burns, Arts Educator and Recreational Therapist; Lindsey Kirschbaum, Camp Yellow Ribbon Program Director; Susan 'BOON' Murray, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
4:30 - 8:00 PM
Dinner on Own
(Downtown Salt Lake City)
8:00 - 10:00 PM
 Film Screening (Post Theater)
"On Higher Ground"
 Saturday, September 20th
   
8:30 - 9:10 AM
 Session #17
Wilderness-Based Biofeedback Training: Blending Nature and Technology-Based Services for Veterans - Tonia Zyburt, Warrior Institute for Rehabilitation & Optimal Conditioning, Gainesville, Florida
9:10 - 9:50 AM
 Session #18
Project HERO (Healing Exercise Rehabilitation Opportunity) A Best Practice that Works - Barbara Springer, Project HERO
 9:50 - 10:10 AM
 Break
 
 10:10 - 10:50 AM
 Session #19
PATH TM - Promoting Access, Transition and Health for Veterans with Disabilities - David Lee, Northeast Passage/University of New Hampshire
10:50 - 11:30 AM
 Session #20
Community Reintegration for Veterans with Disabilities through the Therapeutic Benefits of Fly Fishing - Tamar Franklin, Hunter College, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
12:00 - 1:30 PM
 Lunch (Douglas Ballroom)
 
12:30 - 1:15 PM
 Partnering Panel
 
 1:30 - 2:10 PM
 Session #21
Leisure Motivations of Service Members - Erik Rabinowitz and Joy James, Appalachian State University
 2:10 - 2:50 PM
 Session #22
Beneficial Outcomes of a Therapeutic Recreation Program for Veterans of OIF/OEF/OND - Jasmine Townsend, University of Mississippi; Bert Gillette, R4 Alliance
2:50 - 3:10 PM
 Break
 
3:10 - 3:50 PM
 Session #23
Promoting, Improving, and Advocating Evidence-Based Recreation services for Armed Forces Personnel, Veterans, and their Families - Bert Gillette, R4 Alliance
3:55 - 4:35 PM
 Session #24
Standardized Outcome Measures for Therapeutic Recreation Services for Our Military Family - Jasmine Townsend, University of Mississippi; Tamar Franklin, Hunter College, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing 
 4:40 - 5:20 PM
 Session #25
Wilderness Retreat Programs: Therapeutic Landscapes for Military Families - Sara Green, University of Washington; Catherine Mogil, UCLA; Theresa Buchanan, National Military Family Association; Patricia Lester, UCLA
5:25 - 5:45 PM
 Wrap Up
Where Do We Go from Here? - Stacy Bare, Sierra Club; Dan Dustin, University of Utah 
 6:30 - 7:30 PM
Closing Banquet (Douglas Ballroom)
 
 7:30 - 8:30 PM
 Closing Keynote 
Eric Blehm
 8:30 -10:00 PM
 Closing Social
 
   
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