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.


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


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


Empowering children and youth through Art

Running head: creative arts with refugee adolescents
Publisher: School of Psychology and Counselling, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
"Creative arts therapy programs have been identified as effective interventions with adolescents affected by adversity.
Exhibition "25 Moments of Childhood" by SOS Children's Village Trjavna
On 27th August citizens and visitors in Sofia, Bulgaria will be able to enjoy the exhibition "25 Moments of Childhood" dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the SOS Children's Village Trjavna.
HEART: healing and education through the arts
Publisher: Save The Children
This brochure presents the background, actions and results of HEART, an arts-based education programme developed by Save the Children to provide psychosocial support for children trapped in the cycle of extreme poverty or facing an emergency.


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