Below are links to some helpful information.
Here you will find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Play Therapy.
Association for Play TherapyWhy Play Therapy is Appropriate for Children with Symptoms of PTSD: 6 Reasons Why Play Therapy is an Effective Treatment Choice for Children with Trauma
Association for Play TherapyThe Very Serious Science Behind the Power of Play
The importance of play in the emotional wellbeing of children and adults.
ParticleThe Power of Play: A Pediatric Role in Enhancing Development in Young Children
In this poignant report, the American Academy of Pediatrics outlines the necessity of play for children's optimal development.
American Academy of PediatricsTwenty-six studies point to more play for young children
Play has the potential to reduce inequality, report finds.
The Hechinger ReportWhat Is Play Therapy And What Are Its Benefits?
Health DigestWant resilient and well-adjusted kids? Let them play
Research shows play has enormous learning and social benefits across all ages.
The Hechinger Report
In this article, Dr. Deborah MacNamara outlines ways we can strive to be the answer to our child's needs.
Deborah MacNamaraHelping Kids Cope With Frightening News
What parents can do to aid scared kids in processing grief and fear in a healthy way.
Child Mind InstituteA Few of Erin's Favorite Books on Parenting:
Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive - Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Mary Hartzell, M.Ed.
Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of PreSchoolers (or anyone who acts like one) - Deborah MacNamara, Ph.D.
The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind - Daniel Siegel, M.D. & Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives - William Stixrud, Ph.D. & Ned Johnson
Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain - Daniel Siegel, Ph.D.
Psychologists are studying the processes by which young children learn about race - and how to prevent prejudice from taking root
American Psychological Association16 ways to help children become thoughtful, informed, and BRAVE about race
EmbraceRaceRacism and Violence: How to Help Kids Handle the News
Child Mind® InstituteTalking to Young Children About Race and Racism
PBSThese Books Can Help You Explain Racism and Protest to Your Kids
The New York Times