TRAUMA PLAY THERAPY
Play therapy is provided to children (4 to 18 years) from disadvantaged communities who have suffered trauma such as sexual abuse, molestation, bereavement, domestic violence, exposure to violence, accidents, illness and abandonment.
The therapy takes place in a safe environment and involves play techniques in order to assist the children to integrate their experiences and move towards emotional healing. An important aspect of this process is to encourage, support and teach parents and family members how to help their traumatised children.
Many parents do not know how to assist and support traumatised children. The programme is designed to provide participants with emotional literacy, insight and knowledge about trauma so that they can assist their traumatized children in the emotional Healing process. The programme does not require high levels of literacy and is interactive, participatory and creative.
The programme has 3 goals:
1. Emotional Literacy
2. Training and Skills Development
3. Ongoing support
A powerful tool to assist equip children to integrate their experiences, optimise their strengths and restore their hopes for their futures
TRAINING AND SUPERVISION
Community members, professionals, volunteers and care-givers are provided with training, awareness raising and supervision in order to provide them with the necessary skills to recognize traumatic symptoms, refer traumatized individuals and provide support to traumatized families.