-This is a very moving story about a woman who lost a daughter and started an animal rescue organization in her name. The group rescues animals from kill shelters and uses them in animal-assisted play therapy to help kids with self-esteem, behavior management, and self-control.
-It’s great to read stories about the ever-widening use of play therapy across the globe!
-This is an informative and timely article on how art therapy (including the use of sand tray figurines) can be used to help victims of sexual abuse and trauma.
-When a child goes from gregarious to shy it can be very worrisome to a parent. This first-hand-account suggests some possible reasons for the change and recommends some ways of dealing with it, including play therapy.
-This post on the Southern Sandtray Institute blog explains how to deal with a situation therapists are all familiar with: when a first-time client looks at you like you’re crazy…
-Young Ukrainian children who have spent extended periods of time in bomb shelters due to recent conflicts are being helped by teams of volunteer psychologists. Interesting read!
-Feeling tense? We all know sand is a great way to express oneself, but it can also be very relaxing. Check out this soothing video of a robot making designs in a sandtray!
-This video provides a nice peek into a play therapy session aimed at building a “growth mindset.”
-A novelist and activist has started a non-profit organization that builds playgrounds for children in Palestine. This is a great article about someone making a difference by bringing play into the lives of children who need it most.
-Play therapists in the San Francisco Bay Area might be interested in checking out some of these upcoming workshops offered by Connecting to Play Therapy. Find about more upcoming events across the globe in our research section.
-As this article illustrates, play therapy can be very useful in helping victims of sexual abuse.
-Small children, even babies, are not immune to threats to their mental health. This article explains why mental health care is important from infancy.
–This is a really great article about how play therapy works to help children with medical issues deal with the many physical and mental challenges that accompany those issues. It has a nice breakdown of the play room and the different toys used for every situation.
-Bibliotherapy is on the rise! The New Yorker posted a fascinating article on the many therapeutic benefits of sitting down with a good book.
-Here’s a very moving, personal story about a father who lost his wife and had to help guide his children through their grief while dealing with his own.
-In this thorough, well-researched article the author delves deep into the best intervention in cases of domestic violence.
Have a joyous July!