Harmony of Expression: Exploring Social and Emotional Development in Middle Childhood Through Expressive Art Approaches

OneOp Webinar
April 18, 2024 11:00am - 12:30pm
Via Zoom

Join OneOp, a free and open-access multidisciplinary professional development resource for providers serving military families, for their webinar. This webinar weaves together foundations of social emotional development during middle childhood (6-12 years old) and the role of expressive art in nurturing their overall development, particularly within the context of transitions, grief, and loss. Participants will also discover how art-based methods facilitate self-expression and communication and how those methods can be applied even by those with limited background in art therapy.

Learning objectives for this webinar include:

  1. Identify at least one social and emotional challenge faced by individuals during middle childhood (6-12 years old) relating to issues of transition, grief, and loss.

  2. Gain an introductory understanding of the potential of artistic expression to support youth social and emotional development.

  3. Describe at least one principle of art-based work and its effectiveness in addressing emotional regulation, identity formation, and relational dynamics.

  4. Understand the foundational principles and actively explore at least one form of art-based medium as a tool for processing and expressing emotions with working with young people.

*The live webinar will be available on Zoom and the on-demand webinar will be available on YouTube.

Approved for 1.5 hours of CFLE continuing education.