What We Do
Central to our mission is the provision of high-quality resources that meet the unique needs of our community members. We strive to create a safe and secure environment where individuals can access the support and assistance they require. Our organization is dedicated to ensuring that our services are of the utmost quality and contribute to the personal growth and empowerment of those we serve.
Whether you choose to participate in our parenting skills classes, educational workshops, or virtual sessions, our programs are thoughtfully designed to provide information, education, and empowerment to parents. We aim to equip parents with practical skills, positive techniques, and effective strategies to cultivate healthier relationships with their children and others, especially during and after a separation, divorce, or other adverse life or childhood experiences.
Mental health is a core focus in our workshops, with topics ranging from grief and self-care to trauma and high-conflict co-parenting. These sessions are facilitated by knowledgeable and experienced mental health professionals and individuals with firsthand experience in dealing with these challenges. By drawing from both professional expertise and real-life perspectives, we create a rich and comprehensive learning environment.
Our workshops and classes provide valuable information and encourage families to recognize the importance of seeking resources and support when navigating major life challenges. We understand that each family’s journey is unique, and we strive to create a safe and inclusive space where everyone can find the guidance and tools they need to thrive.
We invite you to join us in our mission by sharing your own expertise and experiences. If you are interested in becoming a panelist or guest speaker in our upcoming discussions or workshops, we warmly welcome your contribution. Together, we can create a supportive community where knowledge is shared, connections are formed, and families can find the strength to navigate life’s complexities with resilience and hope. Click here to explore opportunities to collaborate with us as a panelist or guest.
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life." —Pablo Picasso.
Participating in art expression activities has been widely recognized as a powerful tool for enhancing mental health and well-being. Numerous studies have demonstrated the positive effects of engaging in various art forms, such as painting, writing, journaling, drawing, dancing, gardening, crafting, and clay sculpting, in reducing stress, alleviating symptoms of depression, and managing anxiety. When combined with the guidance of a licensed mental health professional, these activities can form the basis of art therapy, a transformative approach to mental health treatment.
Art therapy is an integrative profession within the realm of mental health and human services, aiming to enrich the lives of individuals, families, and communities through active art-making, the creative process, applied psychological theories, and the shared human experience within a therapeutic relationship. By engaging in art therapy sessions facilitated by a professional art therapist, individuals can effectively work towards personal growth, healing, and achieving their treatment goals while also addressing broader community concerns.
The benefits of art therapy are far-reaching and encompass various dimensions of well-being. Through art-making, individuals experience improvements in cognitive and sensorimotor functions, gain a stronger sense of self-esteem and self-awareness, develop emotional resilience, deepen their insights, enhance social skills, and reduce conflicts and distress. Furthermore, art therapy can contribute to broader societal and ecological change, fostering a sense of interconnectedness and promoting positive transformations.
Our Art From The Heart program provides therapeutic activities similar to those used in art therapy. Through creative expression, youth and their parents or caregivers are encouraged to explore multiple techniques, learn self-healing practices, develop self-regulation skills, and acquire coping strategies. These tools empower participants to build and sustain healthier relationships, both with and without the direct support of a therapist or other mental health clinician.
At Stuck In The Middle, we believe in the transformative power of artistic expression and its potential to support individuals on their journey toward improved mental health and overall well-being. By integrating art into our programs, we strive to provide a safe and nurturing environment where youth and their families can discover their inner strengths, develop coping skills, and cultivate meaningful connections.
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Art From The Heart program,
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Our Parenting Education programs are designed to empower parents and caregivers with valuable tools and resources to navigate the challenges of raising children. Through informative workshops and expert guidance, we help parents build strong, supportive relationships with their children while promoting healthy child development.
Our youth empowerment program is designed to inspire, educate, and empower young individuals to discover their unique strengths, build resilience, and become agents of positive change in their lives and communities. Through a combination of interactive workshops, mentorship, skill-building activities, and community engagement, we aim to provide young people with the tools, resources, and support they need to thrive and reach their full potential.
The program fosters personal growth and development, nurtures self-confidence, and promotes critical thinking and decision-making skills. We encourage youth to explore their passions, interests, and talents and guide them in setting and achieving meaningful goals. Providing a safe and inclusive space creates opportunities for self-expression, creativity, and personal exploration.
Our program also emphasizes the importance of developing essential life skills. Through workshops and hands-on activities, we equip young individuals with practical skills such as communication, problem-solving, teamwork, time management, and leadership. These skills not only benefit their personal growth but also prepare them for future success in education, careers, and relationships.
Mentorship plays a significant role in our youth empowerment program. We connect young participants with positive role models who provide guidance, support, and encouragement. Mentors share their knowledge and life experiences, offering valuable insights and advice to help youth navigate challenges and make informed choices. These mentor-mentee relationships foster a sense of belonging, promote positive self-image, and encourage personal growth.
Community engagement is an integral part of our program. We encourage youth to actively participate in community service projects, advocacy initiatives, and leadership opportunities. By engaging with their communities, young individuals develop a sense of social responsibility, empathy, and an understanding of their role in creating positive change. They learn to value diversity, promote inclusivity, and contribute to the well-being of others.
S.A.G.E. is sharing adversity through group exchange. It provides an open and safe space for members to share their experiences; offers support and guidance for friends and family of with parenting and relationship struggles.
We created two safe and non-judgmental spaces for parents/partners/caregivers who are separated, divorced, have lost a partner, or whose partner is incarcerated to connect and discuss ways to cope with parenting challenges. This group is peer-led and requires no special training, formal education, or other accreditations, just lived experience and a willingness to encourage and exchange information and support with other members.
What you'll gain:
Reduces stress, anxiety, depression
Control, hope, empowerment
Meets bi-weekly (1 hour)
Hybrid: in-person (day) and virtual (evening)
Light refreshments served (in-person only)
Periodic special guests will be invited to discuss particular topics.
Our goal is to help others as others have helped us. Whether it's providing scholarships to a high school senior or financial assistance to a child or family in therapy, we want to help move youth closer to their self-actualization and beyond their trauma by removing the burden of costs associated with their progress.
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This program is currently under development. Please be patient with us while we continue to build our networks.
Coretta Scott King said...
"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members."
We are committed and will be engaged to partner with businesses, schools, agencies and other community organizations to help meet the needs of our local, state and national initiatives. To partner with us, please reach out to us. We look forward to the possibility of working together and creating positive change for the children and families we serve.