Kids & Teen Art Therapy

  • Victorian Schools

Creative Arts Therapy in Schools

Kids and Teens

 

Creative arts therapy can be an effective way to support students' emotional and mental w...

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Creative Arts Therapy in Schools

Kids and Teens

 

Creative arts therapy can be an effective way to support students' emotional and mental well-being, as well as their overall development. Some of the benefits of creative arts therapy in schools include:

  • To help students express their feelings and emotions in a healthy and constructive way and improve emotional literacy. Many children and young people find it difficult to talk about their feelings, particularly if they are experiencing difficult emotions such as sadness, anger, or anxiety. By providing a creative outlet, art therapy can help students find a way to express their emotions in a safe and supportive environment.

 

  • To promote self-esteem and self-confidence. By creating art, students have the opportunity to develop their own unique style and voice, which can boost their self-esteem and confidence. This can be particularly beneficial for students who may struggle with self-doubt or low self-esteem.

 

  • To help students develop problem-solving and decision-making skills and encourages creative thinking. Creating art involves making decisions about what materials to use, how to combine them, and how to express oneself through the art. It aids in developing “whole brain” learning. This can help students learn to think critically and make decisions, skills that are important in all areas of life.

 

  • To improve concentration and focus. It can help students develop their attention span and improve their ability to focus on tasks. This can be particularly beneficial for students who may struggle with concentration.

 

  • To promote social and emotional development. By participating in art therapy, students have the opportunity to work collaboratively and develop their social skills. They can learn to share ideas, express themselves, and listen to the perspectives of others, which can help them develop emotionally and socially.

 

  • To develop “whole brain” learning, promoting creative and critical thinking skills. It can help students to learn by alleviating traumatic symptoms. Creative art therapy is a preventive treatment modality that can improve academic performance as well as enhance mental health.

 

  • Creative Arts therapy can be a fun and engaging way for students to learn. By providing a break from traditional classroom activities, art therapy can make learning more enjoyable and help students stay engaged and interested in their schoolwork.

 

Our Programs

Our Creative Art Therapy programs are a valuable addition to the school environment, providing students with a safe and supportive space to explore their emotions, develop agency, and improve their mental health and well-being. CATA tailors school programs to meet the needs of the students in context with the wider school environment and are facilitated by experienced and qualified creative arts therapists.