Dianna represented Parent to Child and Therapy Associates at the BeWell Philly wellness event weeks ago. An avid runner, Dianna will be adding new groups and experiences that support healthy lifestyles, addressing stress and anxiety, developing a positive identity and other ways to partner with the wellness community in Philadelphia. Art Therapy offers myriad of ways to engage mindful practices, inner knowing, and personal growth.
And Maria went to an event hosted by Friendship Circle, she writes, Parent to Child teamed up with Friendship Circle for their annual art show. Friendship Circle connects kids, teens, young adults with special needs, and their families in social gatherings. Parent to Child facilitated a mixed media collage station where attendees had the opportunity to create art of their own. Folks were invited to sort through materials and find colors, shapes, and symbols that resonate with them, and co-create artwork alongside their friends and family. We are looking forward to future collaborations.
Kathryn worked with students at the Andrew J. Morrison School this spring, making artwork that supported social and emotional learning, self-awareness, and self-regulation.
Lana is leading the way with Amanda at her side to offer art therapy this summer at 2 schools: Middle Years Academy and Crossan School in a collaboration with Episcopal Community Services. Summer makes a great time to support student emotional health and wellbeing!
Kristen is returning to Casa del Carmen preK in North Philadelphia this summer for ongoing emotional and learning support. Kathryn’s PhD research will follow her programming to look at how art therapy may impact emergent literacy skills: visual-motor integration and expressive language development. We are pleased to have Clementine Nixon on board as a research assistant in the classroom. Clementine is a Master’s of Art in Art Therapy student at Drexel University.