Art Heals! Breakfast 2011
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Since the Art Heals! breakfast event last Thursday, this quote (as utilized by the lovely Sue Abderholden) has been running through my mind. These inspiring words of Frederick Douglass encapsulated the theme of the morning: how art and mentors interact as a means to heal children who are involved in traumatic...
from one mentor's perspective
When I began volunteering at a site that specializes in Emotional Behavioral Disorders (EBD) there were things I expected: screaming, the occasional meltdown and a lot of crumpled up art. Let me tell you—the kids definitely delivered. But they also delivered some things I didn’t expect. The experience of watching a happy, calm child become an entirely different, much angrier kid in a...