Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Healing Children through Art

CHAP: Children's Healing Art Project 
A film directed, produced, and edited by Amy Ouellette, Katherine Bascom, and Benjamin Hovland, 2010 fellows of the Northwest Institute for Social Change. Extremely inspiring, please watch!

NHK Documentary: Healing Children through Art
This documentary is a message of hope, support, encouragement and love for the children living in the disaster stricken area of Tohoku. Ms. Harumi Torii, Founder of Kids Earth Fund, believes in the healing power of creative activities. She holds variety of events to help children in the disaster area to freely express their feelings through painting. One day she shows some children a big canvas and encourages them to complete a painting of artistic messages from children around the world. This is a story of how traumatized children reacted and were comforted through heart to heart exchanges with the world.

Healing and Learning through Art and Music
In Malawi, children fail to succeed in school because of the stress from poverty and traumatic events, like losing a parent to AIDS. Meet three children—Roster, Enock and Rafael—who are enrolled in Save the Children's Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program in Malawi. Through painting, music, drama, and other art forms, HEART helps children overcome emotional trauma and find new ways to share their feelings and fears, so they can express themselves in a safe environment and thrive in the classroom.

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