Healing Play Session Training Course
11, September to 21st, September
20 teachers from Panaga staff, volunteers and Zalal Org. got trained on doing healing play sessions for kids aging between 5 and 13. 50 kids were involved in the program. The first five days were inside class for teachers and volunteers. During those days the participants were introduced to the concept of trauma, its types, symptoms, effects on children, identifying triggers, stress and its symptoms, and basic counseling skills. The second five days were with the 50 kids who were orphans, survivors or family of survivors. The experience was beneficial for the teachers and kids.
The course lasted ten days about eight hours each day led by Dr. Timothy Friesen specialized in child trauma training. Partners Relief & Development sponsored all the costs of the course.