Title: OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FOR LIFE SKILLS PROMOTION OF
THE ADOLESCENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A SELECTED COMMUNITY
Authors: Supat Chupradit
Volume:2 Issue: 10
Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Associated Medical
Sciences, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
MLA 8 Chupradit, Supat. "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FOR LIFE SKILLS PROMOTION OF THE ADOLESCENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A SELECTED COMMUNITY IN THAILAND." Int. J. Arts&Humanities, vol. 2, no. 10, Oct. 2018, pp. 568-574, ijah.org/more2018.php?id=36. Accessed Oct. 2018.
APA Chupradit, S. (2018, October). OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FOR LIFE SKILLS PROMOTION OF THE ADOLESCENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A SELECTED COMMUNITY IN THAILAND. Int. J. Arts&Humanities, 2(10), 568-574. Retrieved from ijah.org/more2018.php?id=36
Chicago Chupradit, Supat. "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FOR LIFE SKILLS PROMOTION OF THE ADOLESCENTS: A CASE STUDY OF A SELECTED COMMUNITY IN THAILAND." Int. J. Arts&Humanities 2, no. 10 (October 2018), 568-574. Accessed October, 2018. ijah.org/more2018.php?id=36.
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Keywords: Occupational Therapy, Mental Health, Life Skills, Adolescent
Abstract: The research objective were: 1) to study the problems and the community needs about of
adolescents, 2) to encourage participation in making a life skills program appropriated for
adolescents and community needs 3) to develop life skills program which could be completed by
the stakeholders and be presented with guidelines to develop activities so as to create by
themselves and 4) to apply the Participatory Action Research (PAR) to find out life skills
program. The participants were formal and non-formal leaders, parents, local governor, school
teachers and adolescents. The researcher had collected the data by observing non-participation
and participation, in-dept interview and note-taking, field note, reference from documents, and
participating in the community planning project itself. The result of the study: 1) Youth risk
behavior problem that related with occupation were time management, games addiction, adaptive
behavior, lack of social skills, sex behavior, violence and social participation in community. 2)
Participants were able to make a life skills project that served the community need and set
development activities to strengthen the community for the adolescents and 3) Community
members had jointly learned, acquired skills and gained working experience in developing the
life skills program for concrete activities that obviously developed the locality and the readiness
and would exchange the lessons learn together. Accordingly, role of occupational therapist in
mental health community is facilitator for collaboration to adolescents who are the main force in
the future and participants that contribute awareness of their own resources by planning, action,
monitoring and evaluation.
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