Introduction

Welcome! 

Welcome to Arts for Healing: Arts-Based Responses to Trauma. In this course, you will learn how to recognize and respond to symptoms of traumatic stress in children. You will also understand the importance of caregivers recognizing their own responses to trauma and the essential component of self-care. By the end of this course, you will be able to ...

The course is designed to be completed in small groups with a facilitator to guide you. You should draw or write your ideas throughout this workbook. It is yours to keep. This workbook is divided into eight lessons. Each lesson includes a short reading with basic concepts and definitions. Next, the lesson includes a real world example of that concept from communities around the world. Every lesson also contains art experiences to help you practice the concepts and skills to use in your community. Each lesson ends with a reflection to help you think about how you can apply these skills in your community. At the end of this course there is a list of web links and resources for you to explore. 

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