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Black Kids Play Program™
Black Kids Play Program™

The Black Kids Play™ program is a program designed for play therapists interested in developing their play therapy skills when working with Black children and families. The program is based on the book, “Black Students Matter: Play Therapy Techniques to Support Black Students Experiencing Racial Trauma” by April Duncan, DSW, LCSW, RPT-S™. The book applies historical and seminal theories in individual, family and group play therapy with Black children and families within a school setting. The Black Kids Play™ program builds on the book by applying the concepts to additional settings including community settings, in-home play therapy sessions and residential settings. This program seeks to promote cultural inclusivity while also learning ways to identify and address race-based stressors in play therapy with Black children and families. 

What's included?
  • 40 hours of APT Live Webinar and/or Contact Continuing Education

  • 6 hours of APT Non-Contact Self-Study Continuing Education

  • 5 hours of RPT Supervision/ Consultation

  • 1 Observation

  • Autographed copy of “Black Students Matter: Play Therapy Techniques to Support Black Students Experiencing Racial Trauma”

  • Black Kids Play notebook

  • Multicultural box set

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Participants will be required to complete the book prior to beginning the training.


Individuals interested in the Heritage Youth Connection™ program are required to complete the Black Kids Play™ training ONLY program (not the full program which includes 5 hours of consultation, the book, and kit) prior to their training to become a Heritage Ambassador™. 


The Heritage Youth Connection™ program is an additional $1,500 for an additional 12 hours of APT CE’s, 5 hours of supervision/consultation, a facilitators workbook, 10 participant workbooks and art materials/game cards for Heritage Youth Connection™ group.

Black Kids Play Program Coursework

The coursework for the Black Kids Play Program is designed to build cultural inclusivity and to provide the education needed for clinicians to better support Black children and families. Participants will gain new insights  and walk away with better cultural awareness and dozens of real life activities, handouts, and advanced learning practices to use in their own playrooms. There are 8 core APT-Approved 5-hour Live Webinar Workshops all participants will attend beginning in August of 2024, with 6 APT-Approved Non-Contact Self-Study CEs being completed prior to Live Webinar Workshops beginning.

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August 2nd, 2024
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August 16th, 2024
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August 30th, 2024
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September 6th, 2024
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September 20th, 2024
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November 1st, 2024
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November 8th, 2024
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November 22nd, 2024
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Register Today!
Courses begin August 2nd!
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