What Is Therapeutic Play?
Therapeutic play is a technique utilized to help improve the emotional well being of communities by using games, creative arts, nature based play, expressive therapies, yoga, mixed media, movement and storytelling to improve resiliency, attention, and focus. Therapy comes in many different forms. But most imperative to the healing process is to feel heard and be connected.
Play is for all ages.
Art is for everyone.
Healing is for us ALL.
We are what we give our attention to. When we enjoy ourselves and engage in playful interactions, we allow healing and restoration. We are resilient and can recover from any moment that passes.
Self-care starts with Play.
Our mission is to build a healthier, more resilient world through empowerment, education, art and play.
We seek to build awareness of inequities in access to safety, resources and healthcare. Without equitable access, our ability to cope and build resilience is limited. With this in mind, we focus on mommies, daddies, babies, grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Our families matter. And our health matters.
We seek to empower innovative strategies to make community-based outreach for the betterment of whole families and future generations.
Definition of Resilience
1: the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress
2: an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change
“Resilience.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster,https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resilience. Accessed 01 Jun. 2020.
Description Of Services
Therapeutic Play Foundation offers workshops, consultation and community outreach to empower families.
Workshops include restorative yoga for trauma, parenting education, sound baths/healing, acupuncture, cupping, and healing art.
Our services are aimed specifically at addressing the maladaptive trends around health outcomes in Black families.
We hope to de-pathologize individual suffering and address the Black community’s social determinants of health and where improvements can be made systematically.
We also provide linkage services to participating families identified as needing resource provision for services such as mental health counseling, crisis intervention, etc.
We directly partner with Fields Family Counseling Services for mental health supports and most insurances are accepted.
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How Programs Are Funded
The Therapeutic Play Foundation is fully funded by sponsorships, donations and volunteer efforts.
We need your continued support to make change
and reach our communities.
We offer monthly Play Date donation opportunities as low as $10 per month. As a 501 (C) 3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the wellness of our surrounding communities, all donations are tax deductible and we can provide a donor acknowledgement letter.
Click the links below to learn how you can support our cause.