December 11, 2020

Children’s Bereavement Virtual Art Workshop starts in January 2021

(SACRAMENTO)

The UC Davis Child Life and Creative Art Therapy Department will host a virtual, three-session children’s bereavement art workshop on Jan. 14, 21 and 28 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.

The children’s bereavement art workshop will be held virtually on Jan. 14, 21 and 28.  The children’s bereavement art workshop will be held virtually on Jan. 14, 21 and 28.

The virtual art group for children ages 6-18 will focus on processing grief and loss through self-expression and art. The workshop sessions will be facilitated by a UC Davis child life specialist and art therapist, trained in bereavement and child development.

“After a loved one dies, finding ways to cope and process that loss are essential to the grieving process. With the added stressor of COVID-19, it can be especially difficult for children to work through their grief and receive support from their peers,” said Katie Lorain, art therapist at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, who will be co-leading the group.

The workshop for children will teach them tools to express and process difficult emotions related to loss.

To register or for more information, call or email Emily McDaniel at 916-734-5510 or ejmcdaniel@ucdavis.edu or Katie Lorain at 916-734-2066 or klorain@ucdavis.edu. After registration, participants will receive art materials and necessary information to participate in the virtual group. The deadline for registration is Jan. 4, 2021.

The group is funded by New York Life and is provided free of charge to the public.