Therapeutic Play Training

In play we can create and recreate - replay events and make up new ones, tell our own stories, make our own endings, time and time again.

We can play out different roles and be the baby or the monster and everything and everyone in between and we can put roles onto others, whether they are aware of it or not.
Children are ‘naturals’ at this and given the space and time they will engage in play that meets their needs and helps them to deal with the stresses in their lives. Play is naturally healing, it soothes, relaxes, energises, gives a child a sense of self and of relationship with others and provides a space in which change can occur. A supportive, attentive and sensitive adult can enhance this process.
This session will help you explore what you already do that helps children heal and deal with difficulties in their lives, helping you to gain confidence as good practice is recognised. You will experience a range of creative mediums that support therapeutic playwork, and assess how we, as adults, interact with emotionally hurt children and how this can contribute to the healing process.
There will be the option to complete a written task outside of the taught session. On successful completion of this you will gain CPD credits and accreditation from SkillsActive
Learning outcomes
By the end of the session participants will:
Be able to identify the therapeutic benefits of freely chosen play and the role of an attentive adult
Experience a range of creative mediums and their therapeutic benefits
Explore reflective language and practice
Be aware of the assessment criteria if taking the accreditation option
Target audience:
Bradford Council Foster Carers; People who work/volunteer in an After School Club; Play scheme; or other play provision. Childminders; Family Support Workers; Forest School Practitioners; Lunchtime Supervisors; Learning Mentors or Junior or Youth Workers
This course is free to Bradford Council employees. (Where your training budget is held centrally by Bradford Council)
£80.00 per person
In order to meet the Council’s quality and sufficiency duty, settings that are graded ‘inadequate’, ‘requires improvement’ or ‘not met’ at their last Ofsted inspection, will receive a 50% subsidy towards the cost of courses.
The subsidy is only provided for training that directly addresses actions identified at their last Ofsted inspection.
Dates and venue:
19th and 26th November 2015 (9.45am - 2pm) @ Fairfax Learning and Development Centre, Flockton Road, East Bowling, Bradford, BD4 7RY
Please be aware that this is a 2 day course.

To book places

Please complete the booking form on the link below.

Link to the Workforce Development training course databaseLink to the Workforce Development Booking Form

If you have any queries about this course, please contact Workforce Development on 01274 434503.

*Due to the high demand for our courses it is important that you inform us in advance if you cannot attend. You may be charged if you fail to attend a course and do not inform us.



Published: 02/11/2015
Audience: Bradford Council Foster Carers; People who work/volunteer in an After School Club; Play scheme
Contact: Caroline Hill

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