Our facility consists of a waiting area, playroom as well as a fully equipped training area.
Our training facility is equipped with audio-visual technology for groups of 8 to 18 attendees that are ideal for family group conferences, mediation, meetings, intimate training seminars and workshops.
We strive to equip professionals in the field of supervised contact and supervised reunification. During our intimate 3-4-day CPD training sessions, we teach detailed and in-depth material that was tried and tested in this field of expertise over a period of approximately 9 years. Should you be interested in our trainings, please complete our Contact Form.
Play room facility
The playroom should be a place that is warm and inviting. The toys and material in our playroom have been selected for their ability to facilitate a wide range of both emotional and creative expression and to allow the child the opportunity to decide to play with the toys the way the child wishes to do. The playroom environment is relatively permissive, however an important aspect of play therapy is limit setting. The use of limits provide structure and helps the child in play therapy to develop a sense of self-control and self-regulation. If you would like an in-depth explanation of play room characteristics and materials, please consult Neritha Klue.
Creative Expression Toys
This category contains toys that allow for creativity. Clay, crayons, sand, instruments, board games, miniatures, etc. Depending on the setting of the playroom, some of these items may need to be replaced with an alternative item from time to time.
This category consists of toys that are directly representative of real-world items including doll families (including anatomical dolls), puppets, cars, boats, airplanes and play money amongst other things.
This toy grouping allows for the release of emotions that are typically not allowed to be expressed in other settings and includes toy soldiers and indians, rubber knives and other miniature weapons, toy guns (that purposely do not look realistic)
Our library consists of a variety of books that are used in bibliotherapy. Bibliotherapy can consist solely of reading, or it can be complemented with discussion or play activity. A child might be asked to draw a scene from the book or asked whether commonality is felt with a particular character in the book. The book can be used to draw out a child on a subject (s)he has been hesitant to discuss.
Of necessity, bibliotherapy originally used existing texts. Recently it has become possible to find books that are targeted to the situation; e.g. behaviours and responses to certain situations such as anger, love, sad.
On exceptional occasions, Child Assist will sponsor children of our partnership schools.