We inspire creativity, nurture the imagination, and instill confidence in children to support their well-being.

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self-directed art and creative expression can: 

Reduce pain during treatments (chemotherapy

and stem cell transplants)1

Reduce fear, stress, anxiety, & depression1

 

 

Improve trust, self-image,self-esteem, communication, collaboration1

Enhance mood and compliance with medical procedures1

Empower children in the work of feeling or getting better 2

Invite a supportive and playful exchange that may humanize an otherwise sterile medical interaction2

Improve engagement of those in all cultural backgrounds1

Empower [children] in an environment where they have limited choices2

Reduce negative feelings and improves patient satisfaction1

Testimonial Girl At Table Healthcare providers have shared that after participating in art and creative activities, patients communicate better and seem more at ease with the clinic setting. Testimonial Parents of Arts For Life participants report that the promise of the art table is often what motivates the child to get into the car for appointments. Testimonial The process of learning, creating, and expressing themselves and making friends while at the art table helps to improve the child's healthcare experience. Child with Water Color

Our programs are created to facilitate creative expression; however, they are not, nor are they intended to be, a substitute for art therapy provided by a trained art therapist.

 

 

FOOTNOTE REFERENCES:

 

 1 Fancourt, D., & Finn, S. (2019). What is the evidence on the role of the arts in improving health and well-being? A scoping review. WHO Regional Office for Europe.

 

2 Rubin, S. Y. (2019). Supportive Art Making as a Therapeutic Tool for Nurses. Pediatric Nursing, 45(2), 95 -98.

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