Led by a trained art therapist, the Art Therapy Program fosters a sense of empowerment and strength in children facing health challenges, helping them heal both emotionally and physically. Through their experience in the program, the children build resiliency and coping skills, work through depression, and manage pain and anxiety. When given a chance to express themselves in this way, pediatric patients gain a sense of control at a time when they feel they have none.
Since October of 2018, 339 individual patients have participated in the programs at University of Maryland Children’s Hospital. Our goal is to expand the program to partner with hospitals across Maryland.