HOUSTON (December 16, 2013) – DePelchin Children’s Center is excited to announce that through the ArtBridge program at the Richmond Residential Treatment Center, DePelchin children have been given a meaningful way to get involved with the Texas Bowl. Last month, children in the ArtBridge program were given the opporutnity to create art that would be used as the grand prize for the Gridiron Legends Golf Tournament, and this month, they will have the chance to express their creativity through welcome banners for the bowl teams visiting DePelchin. The kids have taken great pride in their work.
“For the children in the ArtBridge program, the opportunity to create art specifically for the Texas Bowl offers a therapeutic way to express themselves while incorporating the world of sports at the same time,” said Analisa Warren, manager of public relations for DePelchin. “The artwork created for the Texas Bowl events gives a chance to show people around Houston and around the country how their support of DePelchin is turning children’s lives around every day.”
In June 2012, DePelchin adopted the therapeutic art program for children and youths in the state foster care system through a partnership with ArtBridge, a nonprofit arts education program originally created for homeless children. Art therapy has been recognized as a form of therapeutic treatment for emotional disorders, trauma and mental illness. ArtBridge at DePelchin brings high-quality expressive art instruction to children whose traumatic experiences have affected temporarily their ability to live successfully with a foster family.
About DePelchin Children's Center
DePelchin Children’s Center is committed to meeting the needs of children as one of the largest providers of mental health, foster care and adoption services in Texas. Through its clinical expertise and special brand of caring, DePelchin turns lives around, providing a full continuum of care including psychiatric services, counseling, residential treatment, programs for at-risk youths, parent education, foster care and adoption.