Building resilience through play
About this event
The session will look at play in relation to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and its potential to be a protective factor for children.
You 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.
- 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.
Play Midlothian is a charity working to improve the welfare of children in Midlothian through play, because they know how much this benefits health, wellbeing and development. They provide direct to children services and build family, community and professional capacity to support children (including an annual training programme). In the past year, they provided services attended by over 1,400 individual children and young people, 60 organisations and 500 adults.