The Playmakers of New England have been gathering for one evening a month at the PJ office in Boston since February 2010 for Community of Playfulness meetings. You might be asking yourself, “What is a Community of Playfulness anyway?” The term Community of Playfulness describes our community of PJ Playmakers. The goal of the meetings is to bring a group of Playmakers together on a regular basis to play, share ideas, and support each other as we spread playfulness throughout our communities, our classrooms and, most importantly, our homes. We believe that folks like us (who dedicate much of our lives to helping children deeply impacted by trauma) need a supportive community to help keep us passionate and strong. So once a month we get together to share some food, reconnect with others in the field, discuss our challenges and triumphs, and play some games together.
We laugh, we talk, and we play – it’s a joyous occasion. In case you don’t believe me, just take a look at the photo below taken at our last COP meeting on March 25th.
Playmakers in attendance play a rousing game of “Parachute Surprise.”