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Building resilience through play


26/10/2020 09:30







As part of our organisational response to the COVID-19 virus, Children in Scotland has adapted our training and events programme to a digital webinar format for the foreseeable future.

Our webinar programme can be found here and will be updated regularly.

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About this event

The session will look at play in relation to Adverse Childhood Experiences and its potential to be a protective factor for children. Participants will explore the opportunities that play can provide children in developing and strengthening their resilience. The session will touch on play theory whilst also exploring the important role of the adult and the environment in working with and supporting children. This course will include presentations, group discussions and practical, hands-on experiences.

Key learning:

  • Underpinning theory on each of the topics of ACEs, resilience and self-directed play
  • Underpinning theory on each of the topics of ACEs, resilience and self-directed play
  • Links between play and resilience
  • Techniques for supporting resilience through play.

Facilitator bio

Play Midlothian is a charity working to improve the welfare of children in Midlothian through play, because we know how much this benefits health, wellbeing and development. We provide direct to children services and build family, community and professional capacity to support children (including an annual training programme). In the past year, we provided services attended by over 1,400 individual children and young people, 60 organisations and 500 adults.


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