Engaging and working with Parents and carers in Play Therapy
Parents and carers are vital to the healthy development of children and young people. It is important for them to have an understanding of Play Therapy.
The Play Therapist will work with the child's parents and carers to support the Play Therapy process. They will initially meet with the parents and carers to gather their view of the child's needs and provide information about Play Therapy.
During the Play Therapy sessions, regular meetings will be held to gather the views of the parents and carers, provide the themes arising from the child's play and if needed advice and guidance will be offered.
A Play Therapy information booklet will be provided by the Jogo Behaviour Support Play Therapist.
Play Therapy in Schools
As with parents and carers, schools play a vital role in the healthy development of children and young people. Therefore like parents and carers, it is necessary for schools to have an understanding of Play Therapy as they will be supporting the child or young person between the Play Therapy sessions.
The Play Therapist will work with the school to enable the class staff to be able to support the child during their Play Therapy. As with the parents and carers, the Play Therapist will meet with the school staff to ascertain the needs of the child or young person and provide information about Play Therapy.
Regular review meetings will be held to gather the school's view of the progress of the child or young person, to feed back the themes arising in Play Therapy and provide additional advice and support if needed.
A Play Therapy in Schools information leaflet will be provided by the Jogo Behaviour Support Play Therapist.