Our Focus: Traumatızed Children

Children with severe emotional shock often start exhibiting violent behaviors themselves as a mean of self-expression, communication and dealing with altercations in life. In order to break this cycle of trauma and violence, healthy and early interventions are needed as preventative measures. Without these early interventions, children are susceptible to becoming troubled adults and are at high risk of following a criminal path for the rest of their lives. Addressing trauma as soon as possible has proven more successful than trying to control and restrain criminal behaviors after they occur. We will work toward this goal by providing trauma informed interventions, in the form of creative art therapy modalities, to children with various trauma histories through five-day workshops.

What Forms Of Interventıons Are We Usıng?

Our therapeutic creative arts workshops serve as a psychosocial support modality utilizing expressive art, music and dance movement therapy methods while following the Skills for Psychological Recovery Model, evidence based program developed by the U.S. National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the U.S. National Center for PTSD, with contributions from individuals involved in disaster research and response. SPR has been incorporated in numerous post-disaster programs in the United States as well as internationally.

Creative activities--such as drawing or painting an emotion on paper, learning how to lead an orchestra of fellow participants in music or discovering how to express a thought or an emotion through the use of one’s body silently in dance movement--teach children resiliency skills while providing relief from overwhelming experiences and emotions. Children also acquire insight about them, increase self-organization and self-regulation, and expand their ability to communicate effectively.

Creative Art Therapy

Our therapeutic creative arts workshops serve as a psychosocial support modality utilizing expressive art, music and dance movement therapy methods while following the Skills for Psychological Recovery Model, evidence based program developed by the U.S. National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the U.S. National Center for PTSD, with contributions from individuals involved in disaster research and response. SPR has been incorporated in numerous post-disaster programs in the United States as well as internationally.

Creative activities--such as drawing or painting an emotion on paper, learning how to lead an orchestra of fellow participants in music or discovering how to express a thought or an emotion through the use of one’s body silently in dance movement--teach children resiliency skills while providing relief from overwhelming experiences and emotions. Children also acquire insight about them, increase self-organization and self-regulation, and expand their ability to communicate effectively.