Why a picture can speak for a troubled child

Nadine Wojakovski

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Originally published in The Jewish Chronicle January 16, 2017 and reproduced with permission.

A new programme is offering art therapy for children in Jewish schools.

“For a child whose life is being torn apart,” says art therapist Tim Anders, “a picture can provide more information than words alone.” 

A children’s art therapist for many years at Chai Cancer Care, he has just launched a charity to bring his programme into schools. It was first piloted it at Sinai Primary in Kenton and now ten Jewish primary schools have signed up to the scheme. 


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