Terminally Ill Child Creates Art, Inspires Others

Leo Haines

Photo via metro.co.uk File another story under our “Inspiring Others to Create” awards (coming soon). This time it’s about a 5 year-old boy who’s hanging on to life with a thread. Leo Haines was born prematurely and the doctors didn’t think he would survive 9 times in the last 5 years. However, creating art and […]

Art Therapy Helps Teenagers, Children, Juveniles in Louisiana

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Four of every five children and teens that end up in a juvenile justice system have one, or a combination, of the following characteristics: 1. The child or teen is under the influence of alcohol or drugs while committing their crimes 2. The child or teen tests positive for drugs 3. The child or teen […]

Art Therapy Changes Lives of Abused Children

**The following press release was originally written by Cathy Malchiodi, ATR-BC, Professional Relations for American Art Therapy Association (AATA). Art Therapy Program Heals Hearts and Empowers Young Survivors Child abuse is widely recognized as a serious problem, not only because it results in long-term trauma reactions, but also because it involves an abuse of power […]

How Art Therapy for Children Can Help

Art therapy for children can provide kids with an easier way to express themselves since children are more naturally artistic and creative. A young child is likely to be more comfortable initially expressing him/herself with some crayons and markers, for example, than he/she is going to be at expressing emotions and feelings through words. A […]