FSA Wednesday Webinar Recording – Encouraging Risk - 22 July 2020, 8-9.30pm with Dr Nevin Harper
This session was an ‘In-the-thicket’ style webinar. It looked at how we can encourage learners to take risks, and how this can be beneficial to their mental health. Taking risks and risky play are key elements of the Forest School ethos, and cultivating this can be a challenge, particularly in the perceptions of some less-informed onlookers. We also spoke about how we can encourage risky play? And had an interesting discussion around Gender and risk? And explored how do we communicate its benefits to others?
CEN Jan 16th 2020 - Nevin Harper - Nature-Based Therapy
This month Nevin Harper will briefly cover the rationale for the book, "Nature-Based Therapy: A Practitioner’s Guide to Working Outdoors with Children, Youth, and Families." Dr. Nevin Harper is an associate professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at the University of Victoria, founder of the Canadian Adventure Therapy Symposium.