I have to admit, I had my doubts about wanting to offer Art Therapy in such an environment. I know I would have a lot of trouble being around children who are suffering. It makes me feel very helpless. But then, when I heard other art therapists talk about working in Children's Hospitals I started to understand that something like this is absolutely not about me. I did some further research, which convinced me even more about the importance of art therapy for children in hospitals.
So.. my presentation started out "very well". My old laptop was not about to make it easy for me when it decided it was not going to be friends with the overhead projector. When the presentation was projected on the screen it wasn't visible on my laptop, which is where my text was. So I had to improvise. Luckily we are very good at that here in Curacao.
In the end, the presentation really did go very well and I achieved what I set out to do, convince the specialists!
The Chief of Clinic promised to get me in touch with the social worker of the department.
Let's keep our fingers crossed to see what can come out of this!
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