Arts@UICS - Child Centered Creativity

  1. Program Provider
  2. Full Description

United Inner City Services

Program Summary:
Arts@UICS Child Centered Creativity (C-3) is an art-focused behavioral intervention program developed to expand exposure to the arts while providing behavioral health supports for students. 

The program uses lay art therapy practices to support children who are exhibiting maladaptive behaviors in the classroom. C-3 provides students designated time in the arts to work on social skills and build confidence in small groups or individually with a teacher. 

Based on documented observations, students who have participated in C-3 have decreased disruptive and withdrawn behaviors in the classroom. Arts@UICS aligns with several of COMBAT’s Anti-Violence Areas of Focus, including:

1) programs that work with victims of violence, including families experiencing domestic violence; 

2) high-risk students identified by schools; 

3) children of incarcerated parents; and 

4) programs that address bullying—including targets of bullying and those bullying others.

Program Addresses: 
UICS-St. Mark Center • 2008 E 12th St. • Kansas City, MO 64127

UICS-Metro Center • 3827 Troost Ave. • Kansas City, MO 64109

816-994-5000 •


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