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CenterPointe Hospital Hosts Lecture on Art Therapy & Advocacy in Domestic Violence

Ebony Williams, Family Specialist Advocate & Rosemary Barnes Pratt, Art Therapist, both from Lydia’s House

On Friday, June 23, 2017 Ebony Williams, Family Specialist Advocate and Rosemary Barnes Pratt, Art Therapist, both from Lydia’s House, presented on the use of art therapy and advocacy with individuals and families affected by domestic violence to an audience of nearly 200 at CenterPointe Hospital. Williams and Pratt provided an overview of domestic violence, the mental health needs of survivors and how advocacy and art therapy provide awareness, resources and tools for a healthy life.

Lydia’s House is a residential facility that provides a safe and caring home for women and children after they leave the emergency shelter. The staff of Lydia’s House provide parenting classes, support groups and advocacy services that include financial, legal, educational and housing assistance. Art therapy uses art media to help individuals explore their feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem, which are essential goals in helping women and children heal from domestic violence.

CenterPointe Hospital is a 150-bed private, psychiatric hospital serving the mental health and addiction needs of adults, senior adults and adolescents in the metropolitan St. Louis area and throughout the country. Inpatient and outpatient treatment services are available at the St. Charles (Weldon Spring) facility, and outpatient services are provided at several locations throughout the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan area and Central Missouri. CenterPointe provides the area’s only private residential center for addiction treatment, The Changing Pointe.

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