Akron Children's Hospital Workshops Expanded
We have expanded our work with Akron Children’s Hospital (ACH). The Emily Cooper Welty Expressive Therapy Center at ACH now funds the following creative writing workshops: one hour group writing session for adolescent psychiatric inpatients; two one hour group writing sessions for the Behavioral Health Partial Hospital Program; a monthly one-hour staff-support writing group; and one hour writing sessions offered on a weekly basis for two in-patients (or families) from throughout the hospital. Because the groups are constantly shifting in size, and referrals for patients and families are different each week, attendance varies each week in the groups. But the stats from July 1, 2014 to July 1, 2015 show we have offered over 1,500 patients and families at Akron Children’s Hospital an important experience in discussions and writing of poetry.