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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Adoptee Voices Heard at “Voices Unheard!”

Lisa Coppola & Jennifer Eckert at Voices Unheard

BPAR’s first Voices Unheard event for sharing adult adoptee voices took place on November 12, 2019. The event, which helped raise awareness of post adoption thoughts and emotions, gave deeper understanding and insight to the friends and families of those who are adopted or who had grown up or spent parts of their lives in foster care.

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