Licketyspit and Scottish Women’s Aid are working together to deliver Womens Aid Storyplay Scotland – an in-depth training programme for Women’s Aid Workers in Licketyspit’s Storyplay approach.
Storyplay offers a children’s rights-based approach to social interaction and relationship building through structured, joyful, imaginary play. Through this training programme it will become an additional approach workers can use in their work with mothers, children and young people recovering from domestic abuse.
The programme includes
Theoretical and practical training led by Licketyspit’s Artistic Director Virginia Radcliffe, alongside skilled Licketyspit Lead-Actor-Pedagogues Itxaso Moreno and Iona Zajac. It also includes supported delivery sessions where workers will co-deliver Storyplay sessions with their clients, with close support from Licketyspit.
Workers will learn to facilitate a wide range of Storyplay activities, including group imaginary play, games, rhymes, songs and reflective drawing, for group work with children and mothers, together or separately.
Evaluations of the Storyplay approach
demonstrate that this is an empowering approach for participants and workers . Storyplay demonstrates a consistently high impact on children and adults’ confidence, social skills, emotional literacy and resilience, and use & knowledge of language and introduces a rich way of playing that mothers and children can build into their lives.
Licketyspit and Scottish Women’s Aid hope this programme will nurture creativity, confidence, relationships, confident parenting, physical and mental wellbeing, resilience, love and happiness.