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Summer Art Therapy-based Program (Grades 4 – 9)

June 13, 2022

Registration is CLOSED​: This program is now full. Families will receive confirmation on whether or not their spot(s) has been secured by Friday, June 24.

IG - FB - Art Therapy-based Prorgam Graphic.jpgIn-person Art Therapy-based Programs are being offered this summer by school mental health clinicians. Students entering Grades 4-6 and 7-9 are eligible to attend a weeklong program of psychoeducation workshops addressing mental health topics. 

Students will learn strategies through art-based activities. Topics range from Self-Esteem, Social Skills, Feelings/Emotions and Anxiety and provide tangible skills that students can utilize in their everyday life.  

These workshops focus on educating students (Tier 1) and do not provide therapeutic interventions.  ​

Schools located on the east side of the ALCDSB will offer programming on the following dates: 
Monday, July 4 – Thursday, July 7 
Location: Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Room 134, 1085 Woodbine Road, Kingston​
 
Schools located on the west side of the ALCDSB will offer programming on the following dates:
Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 14 
Location: St. Michael Catholic School
Room 107, 273 Church Street. Belleville
 
Transportation is not provided. 
 
Elementary Workshops (Grades 4-6) 
 
Workshop 1 
Topic: Self-Esteem 
 
What: A workshop that will discuss and define self-esteem 
Why: To help students to understand what healthy esteem looks like, how to achieve and maintain it. Students will be taught such skills through art-based activities and learn how to utilize their strengths that can assist them with their over well-being. 
When:  
EAST – Monday, July 4, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  
WEST - Monday, July 11, 2022 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to increase their self-esteem 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
 
Workshop 2 
Topic: Social Skills 
 
What: This workshop will help teach students how to use skills to communicate and how to interact with one another 
Why: With recent events such as the pandemic, students are noticeably struggling on how to communicate their needs with one another. This workshop will teach students how to interact with each other through nonverbal/verbal communication by utilizing art-based activities. 
When:  
EAST – Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
WEST – Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to increase their social skills 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
 
Workshop 3 
Topic: Feelings/Emotions 
 
What: This workshop will educate students about the differences between feelings and emotions and how to appropriately express them.  
Why: While feelings and emotions are often used interchangeably, the purpose of this workshop is to highlight the differences between the two. Students will be taught the different ranges of emotions by using art-based activities and how it impacts their behavior. 
When:  
EAST – Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
WEST – Wednesday ,July 13, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to understand differences between feelings and emotions 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
Workshop 4  
Topic: Anxiety 
 
What: Students will learn how anxiety can help detect issues and what strategies to use to reduce anxious feelings 
Why: Students have experienced significant anxiety throughout the pandemic. This workshop is intended to clarify what anxiety is and how to not let it interfere with our daily lives. Students will also learn how anxiety can help detect issues and how to approach them. Art-based activities will be used to aid students to learn practical skills. 
When:  
EAST – Thursday, July 7, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
WEST – Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to manage their anxiety 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
 
Elementary Workshops (Grades 7-9) 
 
Workshop 1 
Topic: Self-Esteem 
 
What: A workshop that will discuss and define self-esteem 
Why: To help students to understand what healthy esteem looks like, how to achieve and maintain it. Students will be taught such skills through art-based activities and learn how to utilize their strengths that can assist them with their over well-being. 
When:  
EAST – Monday, July 4, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
WEST – Monday, July 11, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students grades 4-8 and students entering grade 9 who want to develop skills to increase their self-esteem 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
 
Workshop 2  
Topic: Social Skills 
 
What: This workshop will help teach students how to use skills to communicate and how to interact with one another 
Why: With recent events such as the pandemic, students are noticeably struggling on how to communicate their needs with one another. This workshop will teach students how to interact with each other through nonverbal/verbal communication by utilizing art-based activities. 
When:  
EAST – Tuesday, July , 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
WEST – Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to increase their social skills 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 

 
Workshop 3  
Topic: Feelings/Emotions: 
 
What: This workshop will educate students about the differences between feelings and emotions and how to appropriately express them. 
Why: While feelings and emotions are often used interchangeably, the purpose of this workshop is to highlight the differences between the two. Students will be taught the different ranges of emotions by using art-based activities and how it impacts their behavior. 
When:  
EAST – Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  
WEST – Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students in Grades 4-8 and students entering grade 9 who want to develop skills to understand differences between feelings and emotions 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 
 
Workshop 4 
Topic: Anxiety 
What: This workshop will educate students on anxiety and how to manage 
Why: Students have experienced significant anxiety throughout the pandemic. This workshop is intended to clarify what anxiety is and how to not let it interfere with our daily lives. Students will also learn how anxiety can help detect issues and how to approach them. Art-based activities will be used to aid students to learn practical skills. 
When:  
EAST – Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  
WEST – Wednesday, July 14, 2022, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Who: ALCDSB students who want to develop skills to manage their anxiety 
Platform: In person with Edy Cruz-Fuentes 


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