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Art Therapy has been shown to alleviate stress, reduce impairments, and promote positive development. SBY has found that for some youth, art therapy can reverse a cycle of failure, alter their self-perception, and increase their self-esteem. Art therapy serves as an outlet for crisis-related effects of anger, guilt, and loss, as well as a means for communication, expression, and diagnostic assessment. A master’s level art therapist registered with the American Art Therapy Association provides art therapy to many SBY youth.