April 6 to May 25, 2023
Thursday 6:00 to 8:00pm
Open to female-identifying youth, ages 12 to 15
We believe every child should be given the opportunity to express themselves and heal in a healthy and creative way. Our 8-week programs are designed for youth who have completed their investigation process with FACS Niagara or the Niagara Regional Police or those who have experienced abuse or trauma and come at no cost to the participant.
At the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre, we believe that every child should be equipped with various outlets to help them cope with life stressors, foster resiliency and express their emotions in healthy ways. Through Get Creative, an 8-week trauma informed program, youth aged 12 to 15 will focus on different personal aspects such as their roots, talents, goals and dreams, important people in their life, their future as well as storms and how these make them resilient. Youth will explore these concepts through artist led workshops in which they will create a symbolic mixed-media tree of life.
During these 2-hour sessions, youth will gain a sense of personal power and purpose, strengthen their self-esteem as well as practice self-expression.
When & Where
Get Creative takes place on Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Kristen French Child Advocacy Centre. The program is open to female-identifying youth between the ages of 12 to 15.
For more information, please contact our program team at:
Phone: 905-937-5434 x 7024
Location: 8 Forster St. St. Catharines ON
CLICK HERE TO START REGISTRATION
Completion of the intake form does not guarantee registration or availability. We want to ensure this program is the right fit for the participant; for them to benefit the most and to help them reach their full potential.
“What the creative group has done for me was provide me with a night every week to look forward to. I met a new (good) friend, and heard the voices of many other people that have experienced similar things as me. I’ve discovered how to cope with my feelings through creative outlets that have helped me as well.”
– Hailey Hicks, 2017
“This group gave these individuals the ability to use their voices, gain a sense of power over their choices and to recognize that their voices are a powerful tool. One of the biggest changes I saw was their self-esteem and self-confidence were boosted tremendously from participating in this creative group, as well as their increase in peer interaction.”
– Janice, FCC Family Therapist