Co-presented with the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation

What unique role do the arts play in supporting communities and individuals who are impacted by trauma?  Join us for this conversation among practitioners and policy-makers in the behavioral health and arts communities. Dr. Sandra Bloom (School of Public Health, Drexel University and founder of the Sanctuary Model) will share fundamentals about the impacts of trauma (which may include abuse, poverty or violence in the community) and dig deeply into how creativity and expression can support healing and resilience for those who have experienced trauma.  Artists from ArtWell, Philadelphia Young Playwrights, and the Village of Arts and Humanities will lead interactive sessions to share strategies for integrating the arts for youth (visual art, writing, video) with trauma-informed practice. Come ready to add your experience to the conversation and leave with more tools, networks and resources to support your community…and yourself.