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Art Therapist Led Event for Moms and Babies (Virtual or In-Person)

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ORGANIZATION: FRIENDS OF NEW YORK CITY NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP INC

  • 7 people are interested
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Join our small but mighty team as we work to expand our offerings to new moms and families in the form of art therapy! Whether you're a student working toward your degree, licensed, or professional in the healing arts with a creative twist, there's a place for you at Friends! We hope that you can confidently design, lead, or co-lead a session to help first-time moms and babies (0-2years) express themselves, explore their emotions, bond, develop creativity, and learn a new coping skills for stress and anxiety.
If this already sounds like you, make sure you complete our interest form here (https://tinyurl.com/2nvexspk) and continue reading below.

Responsibilities

  • Help participants create art that is meaningful to them
  • Provide support and encouragement
  • Create a safe and supportive space for participants to express themselves
  • Document sessions and provide feedback to participants
  • Maintain a patient, understanding friendly, and outgoing attitude
Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in art therapy, social work, counseling, or a related field
  • A passion for art therapy
  • Experience providing art therapy (or something similar) to children and families is a MUST
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Workshop or seminar experience preferred
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Commitment to confidentiality and to helping others
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish is a PLUS

Benefits

  • Volunteer hours can be applied towards licensure
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of first-time moms and babies
  • Gain experience in art therapy and non-profit, community-based work
  • Opportunity to lead future sessions and form a longer term partnership

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About FRIENDS OF NEW YORK CITY NURSE FAMILY PARTNERSHIP INC

Location:

1035 FIFTH AVE NO 10B, NEW YORK, NY 10028, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Friends of New York City Nurse-Family Partnership is to improve the lives of mothers and babies by supporting the New York City Nurse-Family Partnership program (NYC NFP) through financial assistance to enable mothers’ self-sufficiency, increase social and community connections, and provide professional development for nurses. Our vision is a world where NFP moms have the resources they need to create a brighter future for themselves and their children.

Description

As a volunteer you can help us create impactful and rewarding programs that encourage community, bolster moms’ confidence, and help parents develop skills. Volunteers also help contribute to a mom’s well-being, ultimately resulting in healthy families and healthy babies! At Friends, we believe we can improve the world for mothers and children, helping two generations at a time. We do that by strengthening New York City Nurse-Family Partnership (NYC NFP), through financial support that expands services and programming for new mothers and nurses. The NYC NFP operates the nationally acclaimed nurse home visiting model across the 5 boroughs that empowers first-time mothers to become the best mothers they can be. The core program is supported by government grants, but additional resources are needed. We work side by side with the NYC NFP staff to bring extra assistance to moms in their program.

The Learn, Eat, and Play (LEAP) program connects NYC NFP moms with one another to learn, socialize, let their babies play, and engage in interesting talks focused on maternal and child wellbeing. Virtual LEAP sessions are regularly offered biweekly and are led or co-led by Friends staff, community members, or consultants. In 2023, we plan to reintroduce in-person programming. Our most popular sessions are: baby sign language, prenatal yoga, sound healing/minority mental health, mommy & me 30 minute meals.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Women
Children & Youth, Community, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

NYCNYC, NY 10119

(40.7502,-73.9931)
 

SKILLS

  • Family Therapy
  • Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Pottery
  • Music Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a month: 1 hours during the afternoon likely on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday
  • Volunteer process as follows: Volunteer submits intake form ➜ Friends holds a short informal interview ➜ Friends approves volunteer ➜ Volunteer is sent our volunteer handbook/manual and next steps

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