The Rainbow Program is a therapeutic creative play group for children who are 3-5 years of age. The group offers extra support for areas relating to their social or emotional health which may be affected by their parents separation.
The program consists of 8 weekly sessions and we run 4 blocks of sessions per Calendar year. Children use art, drama, story-telling to explore feelings, experiences and behaviours. The Rainbow Program provides children with a safe place where they can explore their thoughts and feelings. The program teaches children about the various forms of loss and helps them to adjust to their new “family life”.
How Do I know if my child would benefit from this program?
Divorce introduces a massive change into the life of a child no matter what the age. Witnessing loss of love between parents, adjusting to going back and forth between two different households, and the daily absence of one parent while living with the other, all create a challenging new family circumstance in which to live. All children have difficulties adjusting to their emotional states to different life situations and as a result may be moody or have trouble listening, waiting or dealing with transitions. Children can also find social times challenging as they learn to play and interact with other children.
Registered Psychotherapist: Nikki Goldman-Stroh
Nikki has been running play therapy groups for children for the past 10 years. She completed a degree in psychology from The University of Western Ontario, a post-graduate program in Art Therapy from the Toronto Art Therapy Institute. Nikki is Registered with the Ontario College of Registered Psychotherapists . She has extended her education through various courses in psychology, counselling and play therapy at George Brown College, Hincks Delcrest and Cross Country Education.