Theraplay informed practice

Theraplay facilitates playful interactions between caregiver/key adult and child or young person. Through a variety of fun, engaging, developmentally challenging and nurturing games and activities the therapist supports the caregiver to regulate the child or young person’s behaviour and communicate safety, security, warmth, and delight. This type of attachment strengthening play and interaction helps the child or young person to feel safe in the world, experience relationships as rewarding and comforting, and come to view themselves as worthy and loveable.