This track will take place on Wednesday
Playwork in Prisons - Emma Booth
The session will consider why playwork is essential for children visiting a parent in prison as well as examining how Compound Flexibility can be implemented in such a restrictive setting. Visiting a parent in prison can be a traumatic experience for a child and play activities can help to mitigate this stress and anxiety. Play offers children an opportunity to express their feelings and emotions in a safe and supportive setting. It also helps to maintain and strengthen the bond between the child and their parent, which is crucial for the child's well-being and future development. Playwork can also provide children with a sense of control and autonomy, which can be especially important in an environment where they may feel powerless
How we talk about play, being and doing - Laura Walsh
n this facilitated discussion we will consider the tension between children's unadulterated play and the offer adults make within various contexts. Examples from
the therapeutic continuum of therapeutic playwork, play therapy and play specialism will be an example used, although other examples will be welcome. Where do we position ourselves? What can
our language be and how can it help us? How can the unconditional positive regard we hold for the child/ren be a clarifying and motivating factor.
There will be a brief presentation of selected material and the offer of juicy discussion and exploration.
Planting a seed after a natural disaster - Natsuki Hotta and Angela Day
#FamilyWildWalks - Play by stealth - Cath Prisk
TIME: 13:00-14:15 LENGTH: 1 hour 15 minutes