Master Emotions Creatively –  Art therapy for High School Students

Six week programming beginning Thursday, January 21st, 4 – 5 p.m. 
Group will meet for six weeks at the YWRC with social distancing practices in place.
Transportation to and from group will be provided for those within a 7 mile radius of the YWRC. Snacks and art supplies are also provided.

Goal:  Improve awareness of how grief and disappointments impact your life. Explore emotional regulation, make connections, learn coping skills and draft a safety plan for self-care.

Participants will:

  1. Identify losses
  2. Connect with emotions
  3. Create a healing space
  4. Make a recovery plan

This session will has limited space so sign up today! Scroll down to the “Registration” section to sign up.

**For more information, contact Marcia at 515.244.4901 or via email.


Lotus is a program that explores creative expressions like painting, music and more to build self-esteem, healthy relationships and resiliency. Lotus is designed for girls and young women who have experienced trauma such as physical/sexual abuse, harassment, dating violence or who have been impacted by domestic violence.

The Lotus program offers individual and/or group experiences designed to minimize the negative impact of abuse on participants’ bodies, minds and futures. The goal of this group is to guide clients to gain insight to their thoughts, feelings and behaviors while building resiliency, self-esteem, coping skills and healthy relationships.


Topics Covered

  • resiliency
  • coping skills
  • self-esteem
  • empowerment
  • trauma-related issues
  • healthy relationships


  • exploring creative expression methods such as:
    • sketching, drawing, painting
    • mixed media
    • journaling
  • goal-setting
  • coping skills




Lotus After School Group

Please complete this form to be considered for our Lotus After School Group. Make sure to click the green "SUBMIT/ENVIE" button once you've completed the form.
  • YWRC conducts periodic surveys with our clients to measure progress and to make program quality improvements. / YWRC realiza encuestas periódicas con nuestros clientes para medir el progreso y mejorar la calidad del programa.

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