‘Time in nature can be a powerful antidote to the negative impacts of trauma and stress in children’s lives.’
The Children & Nature Network share evidence-based resources in this toolkit. Some great infographics show nature as a pathway for healing, the social and emotional benefits, plus research study references.
This toolkit was developed in partnership with a US based family programme supporting social work practice. ‘When family service providers incorporate nature into their therapeutic work, children and families experience a wide range of benefits, including improved mental and physical health, stronger relationships, better communication, reduced stress, and healing from trauma.’