Presenter Information

Melissa MadrangcaFollow

Major

Public Health

Anticipated Graduation Year

2022

Access Type

Open Access

Abstract

Misericordia offers care and services to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Within Misericordia is their Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP), which helps their residents lead meaningful lives. PEP provides structured, person-centered programs. And despite the barriers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this community has thrived through their virtual programming. This presentation outlines the virtual projects that I created and facilitated during my year-long internship. Implemented projects include an adaptive photography club, "health corner", and book club, all centered around wellness. Within this presentation, I also reflect on my experience with the Social Justice Internship through Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning.

Community Partners

Misericordia

Faculty Mentors & Instructors

Andrew Miller, Interim Assistant Director & Program Manager for Academic Internships, Center for Experiential Learning

Supported By

Rachel Michels, Site Supervisor and Director of Behavior Services and the Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP), Misericordia

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Misericordia’s Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP): Virtual Wellness

Misericordia offers care and services to individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Within Misericordia is their Personal Effectiveness Program (PEP), which helps their residents lead meaningful lives. PEP provides structured, person-centered programs. And despite the barriers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this community has thrived through their virtual programming. This presentation outlines the virtual projects that I created and facilitated during my year-long internship. Implemented projects include an adaptive photography club, "health corner", and book club, all centered around wellness. Within this presentation, I also reflect on my experience with the Social Justice Internship through Loyola's Center for Experiential Learning.