ERIC Number: EJ1086807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ArtBreak Group Counseling for Children: Framework, Practice Points, and Results
Ziff, Katherine; Ivers, Nathaniel N.; Shaw, Edward G.
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v41 n1 p71-92 2016
Child social/emotional development and mitigation of child stress are receiving continued emphasis in the literature. While choice-based group art studios have a long association with mental health, documentation on their potential for supporting children is limited. This article describes an elementary school counseling intervention designed to mitigate child stress and support child social/emotional development through a choice-based studio art group known as ArtBreak. The article explains its fully developed framework, provides information that supports practitioner implementation, presents results of the program, and proposes directions for future research.
Descriptors: Group Counseling, School Counseling, Elementary School Students, Anxiety, Stress Management, Social Development, Emotional Development, Studio Art, Art Therapy, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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