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Happy #nationalplaytherapyweek

Hi! This week is #playtherapyweek in the US. The Association for Play Therapy has launched a number of campaigns and initiatives to raise awareness about #playtherapy. Our Canadian association @cacpt also does a ton of work to regulate and train professionals and inform the public about child and play therapy.

#playtherapy is a specialized form of child therapy that recognizes the unique developmental needs of children and applies all forms of play including music, art and movement to counselling children. A registered or certified play therapist has undergone advanced training and supervision and ongoing professional development. Contact me to get more info!

I’ve attached a link to the Alberta Play Therapy Association. Check out this lovely explanation of what play therapy is. http://www.albertaplaytherapy.ca/go.php?page=4

Don’t forget to play today!

 

 

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Talking to Children about Death and Tragedy

Several tragedies have been in the news recently and I am reminded by how challenging it can be for parents when faced with the question of if and how to address the events with their children. Of course, there is no simple answer because your response will depend on your children’s age, personality and emotional maturity. I found this article on the Hospice Calgary website that has some good information. Hospice Calgary has several helpful articles on how to support children with issues related to grief and loss.

http://www.hospicecalgary.com/sites/default/files/pdf/Dec%202014%20When%20Bad%20Things%20Happen.pdf

-Adriana

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