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 are often challenged to find an assessment program that’s an effective way to assess vulnerable students. Since […]
April 24, 2020
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Strengths-Based Creativity Empowers Youth

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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Vulnerable Youth: How Creativity Transforms Trauma

Vulnerable Youth: Creativity Transforms Trauma Creativity transforms trauma. Since trauma creates tension that often feels unbearable, people have no choice but to find a release. A […]
April 22, 2020

Strengths-Based Mentoring and the Teaching Experience

Strengths-based Mentoring Transformed my Teaching Experience Strengths-based mentoring changed the way I teach. Now I look only for the good, knowing that the weaknesses will diminish […]
April 23, 2013
youth and trauma

Escalating Violence in Our Village

Escalating Violence in our Village April 2013 I wanted to begin this piece by saying, “In the wake of the Newtown shooting,” but it doesn’t seem […]