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UCLA Arts and Healing Presents the HOPE Series: Healing Online for People Everywhere

UCLA’s free HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere) Series supports the resilience of our global community with an emphasis on child development and wellness through social emotional arts during this unprecedented time. HOPE enhances the innate social-emotional benefits of the arts with supportive practices, such as non-judgmental language and reflection, for self-discovery, connection, and empowerment.

Saying Goodbye: Supporting Children Through Grief and Loss

Friday, January 8, 2021 Noon – 1:30 pm Pacific Time (PT)

Through play therapy and expressive therapy techniques, you’ll look at losses, including those experienced as a result of the pandemic—such as the loss of community, home, activity, loved ones, previous way of life—and have the opportunity to create an origami grief house as well as play a game that teaches and reinforces coping skills.

Raising Connected, Happy, Successful Kids through Art in Challenging Times

Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:30 am to Noon PT

Engage in hands-on art activities to inspire the development of novel ideas for addressing challenging behaviors at home, in the classroom, or in therapeutic contexts. This online workshop is for anyone with a child in their life, personally or professionally. It is intended for adults only.

Helping Kids Manage Stress and Anxiety through Art

Saturday, May 1, 2021 10:30 am to Noon Pacific Time (PT)

In this innovative workshop, learn simple and practical art therapy-based tools to nonverbally contain challenging emotions in children and teens, to creatively calm stress responses, to imaginatively transform worries and fears, to resourcefully soothe our own anxiety, and much more.

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March 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm May 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm