We loved this SoulPancake video. In it you are able to see functioning, relatively happy adults become emotional and touched by their experimental art therapy session. What really resonated with us is that nearly everyone mentioned their family and, more specifically, their parents. This brought the kiddos we serve to mind. What would these paintings be like for a child who has experienced abuse and neglect?
In this age where adult coloring books are a thing and children are getting referred to play therapy, we are learning more everyday about expression. This is so, so very important to those children too small, too quiet, or too uncertain to be able to express in words the impact of their experiences. Can you imagine never having held a book, a paint brush, or a crayon as a child? We’ve tried, because unfortunately there are children who have experienced this.