An arts therapist I use all different modalities of art to assist children to understand and manage their anxieties, worries and behaviours. This can be in the form of painting, drawing, cutting out, pasting, and making jewellery, decorating masks, using clay, making posters and lots, lots more. I work with children from 5 years to 15 years whose families are part of a program called ‘RAI’ (Referral for Active Intervention) at Mission Australia.
As an educator I work with adults in the community – teaching Youth Work and Community Service Work – certificate lll, IV and Diploma. I also facilitate training on the first day of all our courses here at Career Keys, Wesley Mission Queensland (including Individual Support and Education Support.) It is called ‘I Deserve Success’. This program was written by me to assist people who need a confidence and self esteem boost before they commence their accredited training. I also facilitate workshops in the community for Teachers, Students, Parents, Carers and Community Workers on ‘self care’.