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Trauma Informed Care: Tantrums to Tea Parties

By November 22, 2023November 28th, 2023No Comments

Have you heard of play therapy before? We know, it might not sound like much more than what you do at home. But, the opportunities from this type of therapy are endless.

This specific type of therapy is used when children have a hard time putting their feelings into words. Sometimes (even as adults) when we’re feeling sad or angry, it can be hard to verbalize those feelings. For kids, they have the ability to express those big feelings through play therapy. Here’s how it works: your child will meet a therapist in a room with lots of toys and games. Their therapist will let them pick out their own toys to play with and they may even join in the fun! Together, they will play with toys, arts or crafts to determine each individual’s treatment path to success.

Taking deep breaths, using positive self-talk and practicing awareness are just a few ways that therapists can help your child through a really difficult time. With play therapy, you don’t have to use words at all! Clients can express themselves through art, playing with toys or crafting with art materials.

Play therapy is specifically helpful when children are dealing with stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. It can also be beneficial for your child if they’ve experienced something scary or traumatic, like the sudden loss of a loved one.

So, how will you know if your child might benefit from this?

If you live in the Omaha area, your family might be a fit for play therapy at Child Saving Institute (CSI). Our diverse team of therapists ensures your family has treatment options and plans in place. CSI has specially trained therapists who know how to help your child feel better and tackle those big feelings.

Just remember, it’s okay to feel your feelings. We are here to help you through them. To inquire about therapy at CSI, click here!