Play is one of the most important, universal, and cherished human activities! Yet, it rarely gets the spotlight it deserves. If you want to nurture attachment, heal from trauma, build brains, and foster resilience, science shows us that nothing is a better therapeutic fix-all than play. Please also reference our All About Me, Mindfulness, Parent & Professional Care, Sensory Supports, and Trauma pages for more resources.

Play is vital for helping kids (and adults!) heal from trauma. It’s a crucial but underutilized tool in foster care, adoption and life! Check out ORPARC's Short Support video below! View the entire Short Supports collection here.

ORPARC updates our Summer Camp guide annually. Stay tuned for the 2024 guide late spring!

PlayCore "...every child has the right to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities..." ~United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31


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