Playing with Rainbows on 1 GB USB key
Playing with Rainbows: A National Play Program for At-Risk Refugee Children is an initiative of The YWCA Canada and is supported by YWCA Member Associations across the country.
A manual outlining an innovative play-based therapeutic group model designed to facilitate healing in children who have been traumatized by experiences of war and migration. Simple interventions are used to equip children with age appropriate, culturally sensitive coping skills.
Well organized and accessible, the 300-page manual will be of interest to those working with children and adults in a wide range of settings. It contains useful background information on topics such as how to use play in counselling, understanding child development and the impact of traumatic experiences on children. The manual includes a very detailed description of a model for a 12 session children’s group, with suggestions for a wide variety of activities and exercises.
A flexible framework to suit the needs of children from different backgrounds, content adaptable for children ranging age 4-12. Easily incorporated in other systems such as school and daycare settings.
Playing with Rainbows is made available on a 1GB USB key.
Table of Contents:
Introduction to the project
Goals and Objectives of Playing with Rainbows Groups
The Impact of War and Migration on Children
Using Ploy in Counselling
The Use of Art in Working With Children
Preparing For Your Playing with Rainbows Group
Recruiting Group Participants
Getting Ready For Your Playing with Rainbows Group
Group Facilitators’ Self-Care
Tips on Communicating Through a Cultural Interpreter
The Playing with Rainbows Group
Session 1 Getting to Know Each Other .
Session 2 Feelings
Session 3 Pre-Migration and Migration
Session 4 Families
Session 5 The Concept and Phenomenon of War
Session 6 Goodbyes and Hellos
Session 7 Dreams
Session 8 Anxiety and Not Remembering
Session 9 Coping Skills and Conflict Resolution
Session 10 Stress Management
Session 11 Safety
Session 12 Self-Esteem and Closure
Caregivers Sessions, Managing Problems, Evaluation and Resources
Sessions for Coregivers
Managing Problems In A Playing with Rainbows Group
Evaluation of Playing with Rainbows Groups
Bibligraphy and Resources