By Kendra Webb-Muhammad, Program Director, Youth Academy – WestCare Georgia
The youth at the WestCare Georgia Youth Academy are healing through creative expression! Over the past few weeks, our youth have engaged in skill building activities designed to support the implementation of art as a coping strategy for healing with substance addiction. Guided by Lead Behavioral Health Technician, Ashley Denton, the youth that we serve have found peace and creativity through acrylic painting. The purpose of these activities was to pour your heart into sobriety. They made canvases in remembrance of lost loved ones, as motivation for themselves, to share with their family members and for other personal reasons. We hope to continue with this activity throughout the remainder of the year as we strive to continue to uplift the youth that we serve!