Special section: Empowering children and youth through Art

Welcome to this section dedicated to the use of Arts as a way to engage and empower children and youth affected by adversity. You can find resources and news on the issue and updates from a pilot project of Tdh with IICRD to build resilience for the ones affected by migration and conflicts in Iraq and Eygpt, through artistic projects.

News

11 Sep 2018
In Vrsac, Serbia the training course for youth workers " Social Inclusion Through Applied Drama" has just ended, where 26 youth workers from 6 countries learned from experts from Spain, England, Hungary and Serbia how to use applied drama... Read more
01 Sep 2018
The YouCreate September Bulletin highlights the project activities over the months of July and August. The Bulleting summarizes activities on the global and the country (Egypt and Iraq) levels. The documents referred to in the... Read more
18 Jun 2018
In Bacau, in the communes Negri, Racova, Scorteni, Sărata, Bogdăneşti and Pîrjol, the children built their models for their future playgrounds. The workshops were facilitated by 3 architects from Bucharest, with expertise in the development of rural... Read more

Library

07 May 2018
This article presents a brief description of the Monitoring and Evaluation Structure used for evaluating social, cultural and practical impacts of projects. The structure is developed by a community-based public art organization called... Read more
01 Jul 2017
ChildArt’s “Your Brain on Art” focuses on the intersection of the arts and brain research, describing projects involving children in schools as well as cross-cultural and community outreach. Divided in three sections, it ... Read more
14 Jun 2017
This review examines how arts-based practices contribute to the mental health and resilience of children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years. Drawing on findings from 8 papers, the study identified a number of positive effects... Read more

Other resources

09 Nov 2018
The Bulgarian Society for Group Analysis and Group Processes (BSGAGP) shared the short film "The Found Children" on their YouTube channel. The film is part of the GLOBUL long-term social program "Let's Hear the Children's... Read more
07 Aug 2018
We are sharing this BITelevision interview with the psychologist from the Assistance Center for Tortured Survivors, Kalina Yordanova, on the issue of the refugee crisis and children who are the most vulnerable victims of it. In the video Kalina... Read more
07 Feb 2018
This video presents an approach to the psychoanalytical process that can be quite fun. The Squiggle game introduced by Donald Winnicott, based on his work with children, allows the therapist or the parent to engage with the child in a creative and... Read more

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Empowering children and youth through Art

[Egypt] Art for Young Change Makers on the Move - You Create Pilot Art-kit
Date of publication: 2018
In the context of the You Create project, a toolkit (Art-kit) has been developed by the academic partner, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) to be used to train youth leaders and their adult allies to use various
[International] Methodological Plan for Field Visits - You Create project
Date of publication: 2018
In the context of the You Create project, field visits will be organized by the academic partner, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, in order to capture best practices and lessons learnt on the use of arts to support chi
Art for Young Change Makers on the Move - You Create Pilot Art-kit
Date of publication: 2018
In the context of the You Create project, a toolkit (Art-kit) has been developed by the academic partner, the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) to be used to train youth leaders and their adult allies to use various
The Squiggle Game Approach by Donald Winnicott [Video]
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: LZM Studio
This video presents an approach to the psychoanalytical process that can be quite fun.
Barefeet Theater
Date of publication: 2018
Publisher: http://barefeettheatre.org
Barefeet Theater is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses play, creativity, and empowerment to give vulnerable children in Zambia a chance at a better life.
[Egypt] The Journey of John Milad: Advocating Change through Art Workshops
Date of publication: 2017
This article presents the story of a graphic designer, Mr John Milad, who used his creative talents and "his passion for the arts to induce change in society".  Through the theatre troup that he founded "W Lessa" (There is yet to come) over 15 yea
Your brain on art
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: International Child Art Foundation
ChildArt’s “Your Brain on Art” focuses on the intersection of the arts and brain research, describing projects involving children in schools as well as cross-cultural and community outreach.
The role of art activities in developing resilience and mental wellbeing in children and young people: a rapid review of the literature
Date of publication: 2017
Publisher: Anglia Ruskin University
This review examines how arts-based practices contribute to the mental health and resilience of children and young people aged between 11 and 18 years.
Psychosocial support for children on the move: art as a way of expression [ChildHub Webinar]
Date of publication: 2017
This webinar is adressed to all the actors providing psychosocial support and life skills activities to children and youth.
Digital stories as a tool for health promotion and youth engagement
Date of publication: 2016
Publisher: Canadian Public Health Association
This article describes the outcomes of a project called “Prevention and Preservation” which involved participants from several communities on Vancouver Island, particularly a youth research team, youth participants and 14 elders.

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