Sankofa staff members work with young children through adolescents in Play Therapy, incorporating games, creative interactions, and sports activities to address therapeutic goals. Young people utilize play to communicate about emotions, experiences, and fears. The child’s natural form of communication serves as a vehicle for the therapeutic process.
Play therapy has been effective in the treatment of many conditions and concerns, such as grief and loss, divorce and family dissolution, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism or pervasive developmental disorder, academic and social developmental, physical and learning disabilities, and conduct disorders. This form of treatment facilitates healing, allows expression of thoughts and feelings, encourages creativity, and supports healthy development of decision-making and problem-solving skills. Parents are often included in play sessions to building stronger bonds and facilitate changing problematic behavior.