Art and creativity have amazing therapeutic benefits:
- It boosts creativity.
- It boosts self-esteem.
- It boosts confidence.
- It improves working memory.
Adverse Childhood Experiences and Art
The U.S. attorney general’s National Task Force on Children Exposed to Violence found that “exposure to violence…affects approximately two out of every three of our children.” Additional research concluded, “90 percent of juvenile offenders in the United States [have experienced] some sort of traumatic event in childhood, and up to 30 percent of justice-involved American youth…meet the criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder due to trauma experienced during childhood.”
If we desire to have lower crime in our community, we must help these children NOW. Art therapy is one of the many tools that professionals use to help these kids.
A backpack worth giving!
Join various agencies, nonprofits, magnanimous small, medium, big business owners… to buy and to give Simon to children of economically disadvantaged families, foster children, autistic students… because consistent involvement in the arts can change their lives.
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