The Power of Play [Free Webinar]

Learn how play impacts mental health, learning, and social-emotional connections from childhood through adolescence.

Play is so important to child development that it has been recognized as a “right” by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights. Learn how play impacts mental health, learning, and social-emotional connections from childhood through adolescence and how to engage & communicate with children in play in this one-hour webinar with a licensed therapist. They’ll also explore how play can strengthen positive connections in families and what you can do to promote the power of play in your home & community.

Fine print: Certificates of attendance are provided at no cost. CEUs are not provided. Everyone who registers will receive the webinar recording & resource info 24 hours after the live event. Sponsored by Polk County Iowa’s Behavioral Health & Disability Services agency.

About the instructor: Susan Dannen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. Susan trained at Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois Chicago for her MSW and specializes in child and adult mental health, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, play therapy, and foster care/adoption. She is passionate about educating and supporting others to find hope and healing.

Susan has held positions as an in-home therapist, day treatment therapist, school-based therapist, outpatient therapist, hospital/clinic therapist, program supervisor, and director. She has served as a trainer/writer for the Minnesota Child Welfare Training System, and as an Adjunct Professor at Adler Graduate School.

Upcoming Dates

  • Monday, December 19, 2022, 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Location

Online