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Art therapy for children

Art therapy for children

Children take part in an art therapy session organised by Rainbow Place, the Waikato Hospice service for children either suffering from a life-threatening condition, or affected by the serious illness or death of a family member. These children are making Christmas decorations and writing messages on them for family members who are sick or who have died. Palliative care for children with life-threatening conditions is a specialist aspect of hospice work. As well as organising art, crafts, drama and storytelling workshops, Rainbow Place offered group, family and individual counselling and therapy.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Care and carers - Care of the dying', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/30464/art-therapy-for-children (accessed 21 April 2021)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 11 May 2018