It was great to see a few familiar faces from the previous workshop, particularly how much they had used ideas and strategies, and had developed new skills. It was relatively easier this time, as it followed the morning theraplay session from Catherine and Kay, and everyone was excited! The students had also left at this point, for their own session on the sunny Engerton University grass on the importance of volunteering, together with the Indiana University students.
It was particularly refreshing to see a range of professional roles and evolving services, even if the need was obviously high. Some of these posts such as the teacher for children with hearing impairment, the advocate for juveniles, and the diversion court scheme, also reflected changing attitudes at societal and government levels. The same applied to the expanding child protection team, with an active training programme. In the centre, teachers and school counsellors were as active as ever.