First Advisor

Sandy Boyle

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors




Self-care, Health -- Study and teaching, Social work with children with mental disabilities




This paper is the documentation of the planning, execution, and reflection of the event Day of Self-Care at Trillium Family Services Parry Center. Self-care is a tool used by many people to make sure they are taking care of themselves mentally and physically. Before the actual event, I researched self-care and different ideas that could be done at the event. This research included journal articles, volunteering, exploring my own self-care, and collaborating with staff at Trillium. When planning the event, we relied on donations from the community for supplies that were required, making sure that we followed the quarterly timeline, and that the stations were appropriate for the in-patient clients. This event was put on so that the kids at the Parry Center could expand their view of self-care and gain tools to put in their toolbox for when they get discharged. Self-care tools at the event included journal decorating, healing scent bracelet making, vision board making, nail painting, and makeup/face painting. This event ending up being extremely successful with the kids giving the event amazing ratings, suggestions for future events, and requests that the event occur more often.


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