Young Clients Addressing Big Challenges

Play therapy is a method through which specially trained therapists help children express what they find troubling and provide a safe space to heal. Put simply, Play Therapists use play—using puppets and miniature figurines, books and storytelling, arts & crafts, and other tools and activities—to help their young clients more effectively identify, communicate, and resolve their challenges.

  • About Play Therapy

    Play therapy allows children to deal with difficult topics in a comfortable and familiar way, without facing them head on. This approach to care for young clients is proven to be effective in addressing a wide variety of social, emotional, behavioral, and learning problems; it can help children become more responsible for their behaviors, develop new problem-solving capabilities, cultivate empathy and respect for others and themselves, and much more.

Namesake: Elaine S. Pizor

Elaine Pizor was a dedicated member of the JFS Delaware team for multiple years. She was passionate about our mission to support vulnerable members of our community—her warmth, kindness, and special connection with children in particular is remembered and reflected in the gifts made in her honor to support our youngest clients.

JFS Delaware launched the Elaine S. Pizor Play Therapy Program in her memory in June of 2019.