Engaging Educators in Culturally Competent Play Therapy to Address the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline

Friday, July 28, 2023

8:30 am - 11:30 am, In Person

April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S
Registered Play Therapist Supervisor
Founder & CEO, BMH Connect

Preferred registration deadline: July 21st

This workshop will be held in person at the Brown School.

3 CEUs

Racial disparities in school discipline place children of color at a disadvantage for academic success. Black children are more likely to be suspended, expelled, and arrested in schools compared to their peers. This is often the result of explicit and implicit biases in school discipline, codes of conduct, and even among school staff themselves.

This workshop will explore the Preschool-to-Prison Pipeline and how it directly affects mental health outcomes in Black children. Participants will explore Ecosystemic Play Therapy skills that can help reframe the behaviors and moods of Black students, as well as fun play-based strategies to use in individual and group play therapy with Black children with high rates of school discipline. The workshop will also include ways to gain buy-in from teachers to provide play-based strategies in the classroom to improve impaired teacher-student relationships. Additionally, participants will apply Adlerian Play Therapy skills to engage teachers as partners to build stronger connections and boost self-esteem in Black students. 

This workshop meets the Missouri & Illinois social work licensure requirement for 3 hours of continuing education in cultural competency/humility.

General Admission: $60**

Class size is limited to 40.

**Discounts on workshop admission are offered to the Brown School’s students, alumni, and field instructors. We also offer a discount to full-time graduate students in other programs and to our Washington University faculty/staff colleagues. No other discounts are available. Admission discounts apply automatically in your cart, based on your profile in our registration software.

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