No Surprise: Art Therapy in Schools helps reduce behavior problems

A recently published article showcases a long standing art therapy program that has integrated its practice into the UK’s school system and which is showing great progress in helping children feel better and succeed academically. “On the children’s part, there was a notable drop in depression symptoms. Before the program, 16 students (22 percent) had been classified as depressed. After the program, less than 4 percent qualified as depressed.”  It goes on to say that there was a 41% drop in emotional problems, 33% reduction in hyperactivity, and nearly 25% improvement in social behavior. To view the entire article, please click on this link:  http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/16/us-child-psychology-art-therapy-idUSKBN0KP22S20150116

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