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Social Emotional Support

The “Share and Care Through Art” program, funded by Cedars-Sinai, is an art therapy program for students who need additional support to get through school.

Too often, children in our community are confronted with emotionally stressful situations that fill their hearts and minds, making learning difficult. It could be the death of a relative, divorce, violence at home or in the neighborhood or a parent with a drug problem.

Our Share and Care program uses art therapy to help vulnerable children discuss and deal with these and other frightening events. We have created curriculums on a variety of topics, from anger management, bullying, substance abuse and self esteem, to social skills, grief and loss, and more.

The groups we lead nurture trust and community, creating a safe space for children to share their worries and fears, and learn coping skills that help them succeed in school and in personal relationships.