Mentoring for childrens

Giving Kids an Equal Chance -  Art Therapy

Counseling Services – Counseling services are provided by a social worker or counselor. Services are intended to help all children in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and career development. These services can include helping children with personal and social concerns such as developing self-knowledge, making effective decisions, learning health choices, and improving responsibility. Counselors may also help children with future planning related to setting and reaching academic goals, developing a positive attitude toward learning, and recognizing and utilizing academic strengths.

Parent Counseling and Training – Parent counseling and training involves assisting parents in understanding the special needs of their child. Services help parents to acquire the necessary skills that will allow them to support their child and their child’s special educational needs.

Anger Management – Students participate in individual sessions or groups. They are provided with a safe, supportive environment that enables them to learn:

  • when their anger is harmful versus when it is beneficial
  • what triggers their anger
  • the five components of their personal anger sequence
  • how they typically respond when angry and the resulting consequences
  • alternative ways for expressing their anger more appropriately
  • strategies for managing their anger, including self-talk, personal time-outs, problem solving, and relaxation techniques

Art Therapy – This form of expressive therapy uses the creative process of making art to improve physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The creative process involved in expressing oneself artistically can help people to resolve issues as well as develop and manage their behavior and feelings, reduce stress, and improve self-esteem and awareness. Many of SoT’s clients have benefited greatly from art therapy over more traditional forms of therapy.