Using arts to craft strong families!
Apr 9, 2018
Late last month, the YW launched a brand new program that uses expressive arts therapy and play to engage families and help parents and their children increase their emotional attachment, improve their communications, strengthen their coping skills and reduce some of the stress that comes with living in poverty. The program runs for eight week sessions and is for families living in the YW’s supportive and affordable housing buildings. It’s delivered by our Registered Expressive Arts Psychotherapist with a team of Masters and PhD students, and it’s funded by the United Way Waterloo Region Communities.
In their first session, the kids created some messages we find pretty inspiring!