Art Is an Umbrella, Shielding Youth in Stormy Times
Many believe art is the most effective form of therapy. Art therapy not only helps release visuals of a horrific past, it releases the soul to become free of all hurt, pain and regret that we let hold us down.
Nontraditional Trauma Therapies for Youth: A Review and Synthesis
A new white paper from Upbring, a Texas-based social services provider, explores whether four nontraditional therapies can be effective in treating trauma experienced by children. According to the authors, eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), animal-assisted therapies (AAT), creative-arts therapies (CAT), and movement-focused therapies (MFT) have often been utilized by clinicians to help children deal with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and other trauma-related issues.