Whether they have a teenager suffering from psychological, emotional, behavioral, social or other development challenges; talking just does not always solve the problems. Even after utilizing a traditional counseling program, many parents find their child is still suffering and beyond their reach for help. Parents seek a solution for helping their child regain his or her emotional and psychological balance in a world that represents confusion, fear and aloneness.
Through a variety of expressive Arts opportunities – music, dance, drama, painting and other visual arts programs – teens are able to discover a new realm of expression that promote a healthier, more open perspective of their world. In addition to a successful form of self-expression, research shows that exposure to the Arts can help teens develop many positive skills that are valued by family, leaders and employers. Persistence, collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, and motivation – these are but a few of the skillsets that come with active participation in the Arts.
Studies have continued to reflect that Arts exposure can improve a teenager’s confidence and academic performance. One 2012 study showed that teens and young adults who were involved in arts activities had better academic results, higher career goals and better work opportunities. In another 2012 study from the Afterschool Alliance, it was determined that involvement in the Arts allows children to express themselves – tapping into their inventiveness and creativity – and is a fun outlet that helps positively stimulate and motivate students. Their research showed that the Arts help students develop their memory and ability to focus, both of which benefitted them academically. Additionally, student behavior, which was measured by the numbers of suspensions and discipline referrals, improved in schools involved in an arts integration initiative, as did student attendance.
A valued treatment modality for troubled teens is a counseling treatment program offering trained therapists working in conjunction with Art professionals. Their combined efforts can help troubled teens to discover a way to communicate through creative Arts expression. Young people are provided a means of regaining their emotional balance and finding a new way to speak to a world that has often been one of isolation. No longer relying strictly on verbal expression, the students are provided an opportunity and means of communicating in ways that can transform their fears or pains into joy.
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Company Name: Lava Height Academy
Contact Person: Dane Shakespeare
Address:730 Spring Drive
Country: United States