Risk Taking in Play: It’s Too Dangerous Not To
Date(s) - Jun 15, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Risk-taking provides some of life’s most thrilling, empowering and educational experiences and is an innate part of children’s play. Coming from a play-work perspective this interactive workshop will look at how our risk-averse society has impacted children and childhoods, including our own personal comfort levels. Through group exercises and discussion participants will take practical steps, including using a risk-benefit assessment tool, to identify where and how children in their care can test their physical and emotional limits, while reducing the likelihood or severity of harm.
Join us as we welcome Sophie Cooper to present this 2 evening virtual workshop, Tuesday June 15 and Wednesday June 16.
**You will need to have your camera on to participate and to receive a certificate for professional development hours**
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Free *pre-registration is required
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Sophie Cooper has 20 years’ experience in child-directed free play and in play-work training for adults. Sophie started out as a play ranger supporting inclusive play provision in South Wales and went on to codevelop and deliver a groundbreaking play-work development course for Play Wales: ‘Play-work Principles into Practice’. She is a qualified play-worker and play-work trainer with a Forest School Level 1, a Masters’ Degree in Community Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Youth and Community Work. Sophie currently lives in North Vancouver with her husband and 8-year old son and works with adults building capacity for rights respecting, participatory and playful ways of working with children and youth.
Participants are asked to have their cameras on during the workshop.