Legos Used to Help Heal a Child

Coconut Telegraph

At Child Protection Center (CPC), serving Sarasota and DeSoto counties, the clinical staff work with children and their family members to help reduce the scars left from abuse. CPC’s therapists use many methods integrating arts and crafts, sand box play, dolls, puppets, music, and  outdoor play when counseling a child. Recently CPC added Legos to their therapy toolbox. With a project funded through Gulf Coast Gives donors, CPC was able to purchase $500 worth of Legos to use at their downtown Sarasota location and Venice, Northport, and Arcadia facilities. These iconic blocks provide an fun way to lower anxiety levels and allow children to open up to therapists about their experiences. Lego blocks have also been known to be used in helping autistic children improve socialization skills in working together. 

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