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Play and playfulness for public health and wellbeing

Play and playfulness for public health and wellbeing


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138541665
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/17/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alison Tonkin is Head of Higher Education at Stanmore College, United Kingdom. Alison has a research background in health promotion for pre-school children and has worked as both a diagnostic and therapeutic radiographer.

Julia Whitaker has worked therapeutically with children and families in both public and private sectors for the past 30 years. Originally trained as a social worker and family therapist, Julia is also a registered Health Play Specialist with wide-ranging clinical and teaching experience in the field.

Table of Contents

1. Improving the public’s health through playful endeavours Julia Whitaker and Alison Tonkin

2. The science of public health Alison Tonkin

3. Playing for a healthy brain Alison Tonkin and Julia Whitaker

4. Playful connections: attachment at the start of life and beyond Julia Whitaker

5. Playful endings: making meaning at the end of life Julia Whitaker and Alison Tonkin

6. Playing together: the art and science of relationships Julia Whitaker and Alison Tonkin

7. Playful families Julia Whitaker

8. A playful childhood for all Jenni Etchells and Alison Tonkin

9. The playful workplace Alison Tonkin and Christina Freeman

10. Playing in a digital world: the good, the bad and the possibilities Alison Tonkin

11. The playful environment Tassy Thompson

12. The art of public health Eric Fleming

13. Playful policy Alison Tonkin and Rachel Bayliss

14. Inclusive play as means of accessing public health Claire Weldon and Alison Tonkin

15 Playful participation, engagement and empowerment Kath Evans