Writing Prescriptions for Play: The How and Why (September 27, 2023)
Writing Prescriptions for Play: The How and Why; September 27, 2023 12pm-1pm EST
Research has established the importance of play in supporting the social-emotional development of young children. Play not only enhances creativity and problem-solving abilities, but play with others can support the development of social skills. Active play with a caregiver in particular has been shown to be especially valuable as consistent interactions through play can help build strong, trusting relationships. Interactive play with a caregiver can also serve to mitigate the effects of toxic stress, a condition associated with social factors like low socioeconomic status. And yet, families of low socioeconomic status often face barriers to play as they may not have access to play resources. Play promotion and education is especially important in Federally Qualified Health Centers that strive to meet the needs of underserved populations.
This 60-minute webinar will focus on the role pediatric clinicians and child-facing health care professionals can play as stewards of play for infants’ and children’s optimal learning and development. Join experts including pediatrician Michael Yogman, M.D., FAAP, lead author of the influential 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics report on play, Devika Bhushan, M.D., FAAP, former Acting Surgeon General of California, and Ho-Choong Chang, M.D., FAAP, Chief of Pediatrics at Community Health Center, Inc., as they guide attendees through the how and the why of writing prescriptions for play.
Participants of this webinar will:
- Learn about the cognitive, social, and physical benefits of play in early childhood development
- Discover how to incorporate conversations on the importance of play with caregivers into wellness checks
- Receive practical guidance to implementing prescription for play, empowering families and caregivers to nurture resilient and thriving children
This activity is appropriate for the following audiences:
- Medical providers
- Dental providers
- Physician Assistant
- Social Workers
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to do the following:
- Increase participants’ knowledge of the cognitive, social, and physical benefits of play in early childhood development
- Demonstrate to child-facing healthcare professionals how to incorporate conversations on the importance of play with caregivers into wellness checks
Read more about health-based play promotion here: https://www.weitzmaninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/AH_Lego-Issue-Brief-2023_0920-Final.pdf
This webinar will take place on Wednesday, September 27, 2023 from 12-1PM EST.
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