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New post from the field from this morning!
Jordan 2012 Tuesday. (written on buses and cars and walks, so plz excuse typos or grammar mistakes). We drive to Wadi Rum, the expansive desert made more famous by Lawrence of Arabia's exploits in the...
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We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with Drawn to Give, an innovative supporter of non-profits, and are now selling ArtReach e-greeting cards! Drawn to Give amazingly hosts e-greeting card galleries for non-profits, free of charge, and donates a large percentage of the sale back to us.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and is a great occasion to send someone an e-greeting card, and support ArtReach! It costs only $2.00 to send a card.

Check out the gallery here:
https://drawntogive.com/art-reach-foundation
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“Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
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Art Therapy and ArtReach

Since 1999, The ArtReach Foundation’s mission has been to influence and assist, through creative expressive arts therapies, the growth and development of children and adults who have experienced the traumatic effects of war, violence, and/or natural disaster.

Research has shown that expressive art is an enormously effective means of helping traumatized children and adults cope with their traumas. It also gives them the tools necessary to lead productive lives.

Providing art expression in a safe, therapeutic, and educational setting allows those effected to express residual anger, loss, pain and resentment, work through emotions related to trauma, and discover renewed hope.

Three characteristics distinguish the ArtReach Model® from other programs that address similar needs:

Community Impact

During the first six years (2000-2005) of the Foundation’s work called ArtReach/Project Bosnia, it became apparent that its impact with teachers and children had a life-changing effect. This was not only on children, but also on entire communities. Beginning in the classroom, there was an emphasis on creating a safe and supportive environment that encouraged and enabled mutual respect, good listening, sharing, and meaningful self-expression. Children and teachers, in turn, become catalysts for change within their own families. The same atmosphere carried over into the evening public forums where parents and surrounding neighbors were given a safe place to express themselves. A facilitated group process led to a shared commitment to rebuild the community. Community members were welcomed and encouraged to participate in the ArtReach programs. Many of them then became volunteers and trainers for the ArtReach organization. Those Bosnian teachers, as well as hundreds of others from places around our globe who have been given the same tools for healing and change, continue to use and share them with members of their community. Today, ArtReach has benefited thousands of lives from places as far away as the Middle East and as close to home as its own U.S. Gulf Coast. ArtReach is committed to serving all people with an approach that heals through imagination – something they believe is most effective and cross-cultural.

Universal Benefits

The benefits of ArtReach long survive the departure of their training teams. ArtReach’s “Train the Trainers” program prepares a select cadre of talented members of the local professional community to become regional ArtReach trainers. A professional training other professionals is a proven model that can have an effect on a large and diverse population, ensure sustainability of the model, and leverage financial and human resources. ArtReach further ensures its sustainability by providing ongoing supervision and mentoring for these regional trainers until they are able to continue the work on their own.

Complementing Culture

ArtReach Teams begin their preparation with a careful study of the cultural ideologies and economic characteristics of the country, region or community that form the backdrop for the experience of trauma. The team training facilitators then designs a specific curriculum for each workshop to complement those ideologies and economic characteristics. Thus, the ArtReach Model® is meaningful and relevant for the workshop participants themselves, and for the children with whom they work.
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Are you a woman veteran or know someone that is? Sign up for the Women Veterans and Female Military Personnel Workshop for this Sunday!
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 1 pm – 5:30 pm Location: Georgia Shakespeare at Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 Rehearsal Hall A Who should attend: This workshop invites Women Ve...
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First Jordan blog post from the field! Special thanks to Jim Proeller.
Jordan 2012. Day 1 Sunday. (minor blog caveat) Please excuse typos and imperfect grammar from the field. Sunday I awoke this Sunday morning in Amman,Jordan and instantly,yet subtly had the feeling I'm...
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We are proud to introduce "If Only You Imagine", a project founded by ArtReach's own Susan Anderson. Donations will be accepted with new downloadable song on June 20th! Proceeds will go towards ArtReach! Spread the word and share with your friends! We are very excited!!

Follow @ifyouimagine on Twitter! Take a moment and think about what you imagine for yourself, your loved ones, your community, your world & use #ifonlyyouimagine
Sign up for Twitter to follow If Only You Imagine (@ifyouimagine). Take a moment and think about what you imagine for yourself, your loved ones, your community, your world & use #ifonlyyouimagine ...
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Special thanks to volunteer Priscilla Omega! We appreciate your support and dedication. :)
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Today's "Blast from the Past" : This photo was taken in 2000 by Jared Ragland who was at the time, joined the team of ArtReach's Project Bosnia. Ragland is now an official photographer for the West Wing of the White House. The picture you see here is one of our art therapist faculty having some quiet moments with one of our young students who attended that first summer of programs.
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I love the intimacy of this photo. Just beautiful!
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Introduction

The ArtReach Foundation’s mission has been to influence and assist, through creative expressive arts therapies, the growth and development of children and adults who have experienced the traumatic effects of war, violence, and/or natural disaster.