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May 30, 2024

Games and Educational Workshops Improve Mental and Physical Health

“Safe Park”, is a community outreach program that promotes the physical/mental development, and healing of children by utilizing research and evidence-based interventions implemented by health workers trained in trauma management. This program is open to all children from the community and its goal is to assess children’s behavior and foster learning through educational games and workshops.

“Safe Park” offers the following opportunities to children and families:

  • Trained healthcare workers observe the children’s behavior to identify and address signs of stress, trauma, apathy, and abuse (sexual, domestic).
  • Games help identify the psycho-social needs of the children so our healthcare team can provide support and follow-ups.
  • Workshops and games strengthen child/adult relations at home as the child is better adjusted to their HIV status/circumstances.
  • Family members receive guidance on how to address the needs of the child at home.

More than 200 children participate regularly in the games and workshops organized through our “Safe Park” program. With continued participation most children develop friendships with other children and family members, do better at school and there is an improvement in their mental health.

Thanks, as always, for your continued actions to educate children and provide a safe environment for children to play and learn.

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