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Homeless Children's Playtime Project

Review and Strengthen Field Trip Permission Slip

Bring back field trips so children in family shelters can explore the world again!

Posted March 25, 2022

Immediate Problem

Ensure our field trip language sufficiently protects the organization from liability.

Work & Deliverables

Review our one page field trip permission slip to ensure it's protecting the organization as best we can. Also it's important to be mindful that our audience, parents in homeless shelters, have a statistically lower literacy rate (50% below 3rd grade level) so ethically we want it easily understood as well. Bonus if we can get the form translated into Spanish, although we can find a volunteer to do this if needbe.

Project Plan

Preparation Phase

  • We will email our current permission slip

Collaboration Phase

  • Review and advise on edits

Wrap Up

  • Email final recommended revisions back

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Additional Information

  • Time Commitment: 1-5 hours
  • Training Provided: No
  • Site-Preference: Remote
  • Open to Law Students: No
  • Bar License(s) required: Any Bar License
  • Required Languages: None
  • Preferred Languages: Spanish
  • Signup Deadline: April 1, 2022
  • Deliverables Due: April 4, 2022
  • Mentoring Provided: No
  • Supervision Provided: No
Homeless Children's Playtime Project

The mission of the Homeless Children’s Playtime Project (Playtime) is to cultivate resilience in children experiencing family homelessness by providing and expanding access to transformative play experiences. We do this by: - Creating ongoing play opportunities that nurture healthy child development - Challenging systemic injustice by advocating for policies and practices that reduce the risk of chronic homelessness - Connecting families with critical support services and supplies in the community to meet their concrete needs For the past 17 years, Playtime has set up play rooms in family homeless shelters in DC, filled them with toys and books and most importantly, trained and dedicated volunteers who commit to helping us run children's play programs one evening per week. We are currently partnered with 4 shelters and planned expansion to 2 more this year, but Covid foiled these plans. As we draft plans to eventually return to the playrooms with our 100 volunteers and 150 children, and our 12 staff make plans to return to the office, how can we anticipate liability concerns and plan accordingly?

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