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Permission to Play: Addressing Trauma through Play for Professionals

July 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

FREE! Think of this two-part workshop as your permission slip to use play to interact and support children!

Nearly every child encounters some level of stress. Some children experience daily stresses that can lead to lasting trauma and poor health. Providing opportunities for play is one way to improve the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional health for all children, especially those dealing with toxic levels of stress. This workshop explores how true play supports children’s health and includes easy-to-implement strategies to value play as a healthy part of childhood. Think of this workshop as your permission slip to use play to interact and support children!

This two-part workshop includes strategies to implement play as part of your parenting along with ways to reframe how you value play for the children you care for. We ask participants to commit to both parts of the workshop.

July 13 and July 20, 6:00 – 7:30 pm EST.

This workshop is approved for 3 hours of on-going education early childhood educators through ECE-TRIS. A certificate of completion will be issued to all participants for self-reporting to other organizations.


Presented by:

Claude Stephens, Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest

Kim Tabler, Early Childhood Educator


July 13, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm