All Kinds of News for August 03, 2016
Art at ViewPoint has tremendous value. As clients walk through the projects, come up with new concepts and experience different mediums, the teens truly look forward to this opportunity for self-expression. The curriculum allowa the student to self-reflect on their lives and personal situation. For those who struggle to communicate, the artistic process is another means for breaking through and allowing the kid to have another voice. The projects can also be shared with the individual’s therapist to act as a springboard to get into some other issues they might be dealing with. Even just the process of creation is something divine; it can be very satisfying and relaxing and can build new confidence with these kids. “Through my experience I know that art in treatment centers can truly get at the individual’s inner self and possesses healing elements” says Nate Pack.
Pack received his BFA from Utah State University with an emphasis on Illustration and his Master's Degree in Education and a teaching certification. Pack is an active artist in the community with paintings being sold in festivals and shows around the country (see natepack.com). He is consistently working on public commissions and murals around Utah. “I have found that my students take me more seriously as an working artist. I have enjoyed working with kids over the years, especially those who struggle to understand their worth and potential," said Pack who went on to add, "I enjoy teachings different things other than just subject matter, such as life skills and character education. I love my job and what I do with these kids."
ViewPoint Center, a mental health assessment center for teens ages 12-17, is located just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. With a program lasting 6-7 weeks, ViewPoint Center provides superior assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and stabilization for teens struggling with mental and behavioral issues such as suicidal ideation, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. In a safe, personalized environment, ViewPoint helps teens focus on the healing process.