The Art Therapy program uses art materials to draw verbal and non-verbal communication from kids as they go through treatment for cancer. Our therapists guide them through exercises to express themselves through different art mediums.
As they grow more confident with their skills, they find that more of what they are trying to cope with ends up on the canvas. It has been an extremely effective way to deal with everything such as physical pain, social distress or the severity of their situation.
Our Art Therapists are available for kids receiving treatment at Mercy Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. They are able to help kids stabilize their situation at a young age, and emerge from their treatments more able to adapt to the world that awaits them.
People can see the artwork that kids have created in the halls of Mercy Children's Hospital and Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.