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Let's Play! Strengthening Families through Play (Skills Seminar D)
Let's Play! Strengthening Families through Play
(Skills Seminar D)
When children are removed from the home, parents have limited opportunities to mend relationships weakened by abuse and neglect. Court ordered visits typically are the only time for parents and children to share a meal, tell stories, and play together. As play is how children experience, interpret, and make sense of the world, case workers and therapist need skills and tools to help parents engage in constructive play during their limited visitation time. Video, small group work, and hands-on play activities are used to facilitate understanding of the role of play in child development and how to select play activities that best suit each child's learning style. The session also focuses on discovering the therapeutic power of play and learning how to assess and interpret family dynamics while families are engaged in play.
Heidi Brinig, M.A.
Families Together Program
Providence Children's Museum
100 South Street
Providence, RI 02903
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