Learning How to Tell Your Story Through Art & Journaling
This workshop helps teens find the power of their voice through art and journaling. It will also help young people begin the process of building confidence in expressing themselves in positive and constructive ways. The focus is on interactive exercises that help break down barriers to writing and other forms of effective communication between foster youth and adult care providers. Likewise, art exercises are also used to help participants overcome barriers to writing. Young people will learn to use writing as a tool to channel their feelings, to develop creative thinking, and to use the written word as a source of empowerment as they navigate the foster care system. Express Yourself is also designed to incorporate participation from counselors and advocates serving foster teens. Adult participants will learn to better understand and communicate with the youth they serve.
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