Promoting Psychosocial Wellbeing through the Power of Play

Policy Brief Written by Dr. Maggie Parker and PhD Students, Samantha Long and Kate Anderson

October 17, 2023

elementary age children playing with colored tarp outside

Dr. Maggie Parker, along with PhD in Counseling candidates Samantha Long and Kate Anderson, developed a policy brief titled, "Promoting Psychosocial Wellbeing through the Power of Play: Unlocking Children's Full Potential for Learning and Life."

Per the summary:

This policy brief connects the latest scientific evidence on brain development with examples of Right To Play’s approach to promoting psychosocial wellbeing through the power of play. It examines existing donor support for PSS in education and provides recommendations for how all stakeholders—donors, national and host country governments alike—can increase their impact in education by investing in psychosocial support through play.