Enrique Cachefeiro, Education & Training Coordinator, Duke HealthTrack 4 GAMES in K-12
According to a 2022 nationwide survey of 362 counselors by the New York Times, they said their students were showing more signs of anxiety and depression than before the pandemic. From the perspective of a school counselor, explore major issues youth are facing, why the solutions are falling short, and why Role Playing Games are vital for emotional and academic success. Learn about the evidence-based benefits of therapeutic TTRPG and tips for creating a safe and supportive environment that explores meaning, belonging, and self-awareness. Come curious and leave inspired with a greater understanding of the value and potential of expressive arts activities. Silliness and laughter are not required but highly recommended.
Participants will be able to:
1.) Understand the gravity of what teenagers are experiencing and how important social connection is.
2.) Recognize SEL activities like RPG as vital for emotional and academic success, that play isn't a luxury but a necessity.
3.) Foster a safe and supportive environment that explores meaning, belonging, and self-awareness.
We have a dynamic online list of resources available that will help attendees further their interests in therapeutic TTRPG.