UC Davis Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department will host a virtual, three-session children’s bereavement art workshop on Nov. 5, 12 and 19 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
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 for 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. Activities will include create a coping bag and participating in an emotional identification self-expressive activity.
The group is funded by New York Life and is provided free of charge to the public. Art materials and the syllabus will be provided upon registration.
To register or for more information, call or email Emily McDaniel at 916-734-5510 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Katie Lorain at 916-734-2066 or email@example.com. After registration, participants will receive login and password information for the sessions. The deadline for registration is Oct. 29.