Each community has specific needs - whether it's assisted living, memory care or somewhere in between. In the past years I have provided one on one art, as well as a variety of small groups options. But with Covid19 sweeping through, it's hard to know what the future looks like for vendors entering communities to provide art services.
As residential communities seek to find new best practices, I am working toward providing virtual resources and support for activity coordinators and staff as they now must provide all services - special events in addition to the usual engagement that they offer.
I'd love to hear what YOU'D find most helpful during this time as you seek to provide continuing quality care and enrichment for those you serve. Please contact me and share those specific challenges that you must overcome.
Observing first-hand the struggles faced by young people living with depression, anxiety and mental illness, the significant need for additional resources is evident. My loved one had caring counselors, school staff, and short-term residential community professionals that worked to provide him with the necessary treatment. Even so, in each therapeutic setting staff expressed the need for arts programs specifically designed for their teens.
I didn't originally set out to write a program guide, but saw the need for a program accessible for a variety of professionals to implement, logistically feasible for a small group, and able to provide connection and lifelong tools. As such, Journeyswas designed specifically for mental health professionals & educators to implement in the communities in which they already serve.
The Journeys Thrive Program Guide is available through Amazon.com. Take time to consider if it may be a good fit for your school or community. In addition, I am working to produce a video based version, as a virtual option may be needed in some circumstances. Thank you for your commitment to serving our young people in need!