Arts-Based Mindfulness Group Work with Youth Aging Out of Foster Care
Social Work with Groups
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: 2018
Pages: 165 - 178
Source ID: shanti-sources-57481
Collection: Mindfulness, Diversity, and Social Justice
Abstract: This article describes the development of a 10-week arts-based mindfulness group program for youth aging out of foster care. This unique group program is briefly described, and examples of creative activities are provided. The use of an arts-based approach was engaging and relevant for the youth given the challenges they displayed such as paying attention and focusing. The authors discuss other convergent facets of the group including its strengths-based approach, social understanding of resilience, and holistic approach to facilitating mindfulness. This article contributes to an emerging field of practice regarding creative and holistic applications of mindfulness with youth who are marginalized.