How Does Play Therapy Help Adoptees and Therapists?

Crafting bracelets with beads affirms identities

Play therapy acts as a medium for communication, rapport building, and the exploration of themes related to safety, abandonment, identity, and integration for adoptees. Therapists strategically use play to help children express what is troubling them when don’t have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings.

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Adoption Trauma – Part 1: What is Adoption Trauma?

layers of adoption trauma

Few of us stop to consider the earliest experiences that predate the adoption process and how the body and mind might record them as trauma. This is the first of a series of BPAR blogs incorporating adoptee voices and research that will address these issues and the challenges they may cause. 

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