Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP)

Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children in crisis through a mobile team of teaching artists working in local hospitals, clinics and community art spaces. Research demonstrates the importance of art in the healing process: It helps patients and family members cope, encourages compliance with treatment plans, increases self-confidence, encourages self-expression, reduces stress, pain, isolation and anxiety and promotes quality of life.
Bring healing art to children in medical crisis
This program helps critically ill, disabled and hospitalized children and family members cope and heal through hands on art projects to enhance the quality of their hospital experience and whole family well-being throughout treatment and recovery. project reportread updates from the field