Learning to relate – Interweaving creative approaches to group work with adolescents

Bogusia Skudrzyk
David A. Zera, Fairfield University
George McMahon
Robert Schmidt
Joey Boyne
Rudy L. Spannaus

Copyright 2009 Taylor and Francis

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This article describes three creative arts exercises designed to promote belonging, connectedness, and wellness among adolescents with and without disabilities. The scenarios are multifaceted and based on utilization of creative visual and performing arts. Creative outlets may help groups be more effective and meaningful for participants, particularly creative adolescents, adolescents with various learning styles, and those with learning differences.