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Dr. Courtney T. Goto and Ms. Lakisha Lockhart on Playfulness

February 1, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

"Holding Lightly: Cultivating Playfulness in Youth"

In this presentation, Dr. Courtney Goto and Lakisha Lockhart explore playfulness as holding lightly, a spiritual practice that is both purposeful and necessary for the faith and flourishing of adolescents. We investigate what playfulness means and how the practice can help young people cope with everyday challenges and reflect deeply on questions such as: who am I, what are my gifts and passions, who has God created me to be, and what is my purpose. We offer ways in which, we, as ministers and educators can provide adolescents spaces that not only allow for playfulness but welcome it.  
Yale Youth Ministry Institute