Creativity can have a powerful transformative effect on vulnerable / marginalized youth. Their creative spirit often lies dormant, buried by trauma and neglect. But when it’s enlivened, youth can make that beautiful 180-degree turn to self-sufficiency and success.

September 4, 2021
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How to Assess Vulnerable Students After-School

How to Assess Vulnerable Students After-School Youth development programs often ask if SETS could assess the vulnerable/marginalized students they mentor. Our answer? SETS was developed for […]
April 24, 2020
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Strengths-Based Creativity: a Total Experience

Why Strengths-based Creativity Empowers Youth Strengths-based creativity means creativity in all learning. Although many people consider creativity to be the sole purview of musicians, artists, or […]
April 24, 2013
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The Arts for Youth Trauma: An Answer to the Cry of Our Time

The Arts for Youth Trauma: An Answer to the Cry of Our Time Interview with Bill Rossi, 2009 Digging in to look for the life within […]
April 24, 2019
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At-Risk Youth: Trauma and Creativity

At-Risk Youth: Trauma and Creativity Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A hallmark feature of […]
April 22, 2020
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My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-Based Mentoring

My Teaching Experience Before Strengths-based Mentoring Over recent years I have been struck by the feeling that our young people are falling through the cracks. Without […]
April 23, 2013

Violence in Our Village

Violence in our Village I wanted to begin this piece by saying, “In the wake of the Newtown shooting,” but it doesn’t seem appropriate. This morning […]