Healing Through the Arts
This program has been initiated at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver, CO. The program is led by Jennifer Jarrett, a Registered Art Therapist with a Master of Art in Expressive Therapy. Jennifer provides individualized sessions to children undergoing cancer therapy, and for those with extended stays on the bone marrow unit, with a goal to address and support the mental and emotional needs of the child through individualized art therapy sessions. This unique and privately funded program by Summer's Way will hopefully help to alleviate pain, anxiety, depression, and fear that the child may be experiencing as well as promote adjustment, increase social contact, and encourage self-expression.