CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Coping with Death through Art (CODART) is a free group counseling service for youth (ages 4-17) and their families, It is being offered by the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Counseling and Educational Psychology Department.
CODART is primarily for who have experienced the death of someone significant in their lives. Unlike many other counseling sessions, however, this program will include an added element of creative expression. Participants will talk with professionals and connect with others who have experienced the death of a loved one, while also engaging in painting, drawing, writing, etc. to help process their grief.
This group will meet each Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks, from Sept. 18 through Nov. 6.
Sessions are facilitated by master’s-level counseling students who have been specifically trained in bereavement strategies. Each week includes dinner, family activities and group counseling separated by age.
All participants must register prior to attending. The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 13. Sessions will take place at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center (2021 Agnes Street).
To register, visit the Garcia Center website or call (361) 825-3563.