This book looks at the use of play as a therapeutic and developmental tool when dealing with children across socio-economic divisions who have suffered trauma or loss.
It is divided into two parts—Part I covers key concepts on which play and play therapy is based. Part II of the book focuses on the use of various types of play and art methods while working with children.
The last section talks about the use of play to get messages across to children on important topics like child sexual abuse and life-formation skills.
List of Tables and Boxes
List of Figures
PART I: Grounds for Play
Concepts Underlying Play and Play Therapy
1. Unstructured Play and Child Mental Health: The Primordial Connection
2. Play: A Description of Process that Underpin Play
Shashi Kiran M. G.
3. Play Therapy: Theory and Practice
Research and Research Approaches
4. Researching Kids: No Kids Play
Anju Joseph, C.V. Rekha Nair
5. Story-stems as Assessment Tools
M. Nithya Poornima, Priya Kayastha and Uma Hirisave
6. Story-Telling—A Qualitative Participative Method in Research with Children
Kaveri Haritas, Shekhar Seshadri
Context of Application
7. Child Psycho-social Health Interventions in Complex Emergencies: The Scope for Use of Play and
8. An Understanding of Trauma in the Life of Runaway Children: A Practitioner’s Insight
Part II: Play on the Ground
9. When Words are not Enough
10. Metaphor in Improvisation and Role Play with Street Children
11. Using Puppetry and Theatre with Children: My Experience in Developmental, Educational and Trauma Contexts
12. Holding Up a Mirror to Life
13. Campaign as a Methodology to Sensitise Children to Gender and Violence
Shubhada Maitra, Pranita Achyut, Ruti Levtov
14. Helping Young Children Conceptualise Death and Loss
15. Use of Play while Conducting Sessions on Human Sexuality, Life Skills and Personal Safety for First to Tenth Standard School Students
Sangeeta Saksena and Shoiba Saldanha