Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre_Parent Support Handbook


Art therapy is the recognition that the process of creating art

work is therapeutic and healing. Art therapy is also an understanding that art is a form of symbolic communication

(Malchiodi, 2007).

Art making allows the child/youth to express themselves authentically allowing for emotional healing and


Working therapeutically with art enables children and youth to safely communicate non-verbally while processing important

issues, conflicts, and emotions.

The best part is - you don’t have to be “good at art” to benefit from art therapy!

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