Just over a year ago, The Cummer partnered with St. Vincent’s Healthcare and Riverside Presbyterian Day School to launch Kids Together Against Cancer (KTAC). This program was developed to help parents and caregivers provide their children with coping skills needed to navigate the journey of a cancer diagnosis and treatment in their family.
Knowing that art-making can be a powerful tool for coping with difficult feelings, social workers and teaching artists teamed up to design and implement a six-week workshop for families to explore feelings surrounding this journey. Adults and children separate into respective groups to discuss their experiences and create works of art that focus on different feelings. Families come together in the end to share their works of art and how their feelings are represented.
This community based program was developed through the generous support of the Rice Family Foundation. There is no cost to participate in the program but space is limited. The program is designed for children ages 5 to 17.