Triadic art therapy intervention with indigenous foster children and foster parents
at “Indigenous roots of expressive arts therapy” Indigenous conference. Winnipeg, 2017

To help attendees consider the main challenges and potential benefits, I used metaphors from nature to demonstrate attachment, family, and community relationships. This workshop emphasized the nature of disconnection of the Indigenous foster children from their sources, including their families, community, and culture. Participants came to this workshop aiming to get new tools or ideas for their work with Indigenous foster children.

Art Therapy Workshops for Social Workers (in Winnipeg) focused on:

The social worker’s main difficulties and concerns when working with first nation foster children:

  • The expectations of the social worker from the therapist, regarding her work with the client.
  • How can therapists and social workers improve their communications.
Attachment Activities

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.