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Self-Care for Caregivers: Art Wellness Exchange with Hand Made Dreams

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Let art help you recharge in this special workshop series designed specifically for parents and caregivers. This 90-minute session takes place in the Museum galleries and leverages art and storytelling to build mental health awareness and strengthen community connections. Dive into discussion, sparked by art in the NCMA collection, and work through big ideas with experienced facilitators from Hand Made Dreams.

In this session, by discussing concepts of community through a new perspective, we explore ways in which recent events have caused us to adjust and adapt. Group conversation and resources will highlight ways to help parents and caregivers thrive.

Additional sessions in this series take place on August 26 and September 30. Sign up for one session or all three to build your coping-skills toolkit.

Image: Hand Made Dreams founder Ashley L. Witherspoon, MSW, LCSW, seen with Shape Shifter (2013) by Allora and Calzadilla

About Hand Made Dreams

Hand Made Dreams is a mental health platform that offers publications providing therapeutic strategies, continuing education to licensed clinicians, and therapy services. Founder Ashley L. Witherspoon, MSW, LCSW, is a North Carolina native who recently served as a mental health expert for WRAL, providing therapeutic strategies for families during the pandemic, and has contributed to various local and national publication platforms, including the national digital media publication Youth Today.


Oct 21, 2021


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


$13 Members, $15 Nonmembers


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