Church group builds Harmony House playground
Dodging raindrops to build a special playground Saturday morning were (front, L-R) Joe Finck, Garrett Nicholson, Bob Nicholson, Sean Nicholson, Rusty Burdette, Braxton Burdette (back, L-R) Tommy Starrett, Kevin Eavenson, Gordon King, Ty Sigman, Ethan Finck, Marty Finck, Amy Finck, Jennifer Nicholson, Mike Seymour, Chase Tiller, Brett Seymour and Joey Norris. (Photo by Jones)
Elberton Christian Church members donated their time toward the installation of a special new playground at Harmony House Child Advocacy Center on Chestnut Street.
The playground will provide innovative ways for mental health clinicians to help families heal from the traumas they have experienced.
This therapeutic playground includes a trust building section as well as a sound garden.
The clinical department works with many kids who have not only experienced trauma, but also have other diagnosis such as ADHD, ODD and sensory disorders.
The outdoor space is specifically designed to cater to therapeutic intervention. The Sound Garden area of the playground will allow therapists to have the opportunity to work with children using music therapy as well as give children the opportunity to use musical notes to practice self soothing.
Music is known to allow children to work through emotional trauma, provide relaxation and help children feel connected to others in group, individual or family therapeutic settings.
The trust playground will cater to building therapeutic alliances between client and therapist while also allowing for trust building exercises in group and family therapy settings.