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October 2019

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practice for Teaching Artists

Tuesday, October 15 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Bartol Foundation (Friends Center), 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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Any artist working in community settings will encounter young people who have been impacted by trauma.  While teaching artists rarely have details access to a participant’s personal history, there are tools they can use to identify a young person who is potentially trauma-impacted and strategies that they can employ to accommodate and engage that young person.  Join Christina Marrero, art therapist and teaching artist,  to learn basic concepts of trauma and an overview of how you can become more trauma-informed…

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Exploring Contemporary World Cultures 

Monday, October 21 @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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The work of contemporary artist in any art form can act as a door to understanding world cultures beyond folk or traditional arts. Lisa Volta, teaching artist for Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, spotlights contemporary Arab artists as a way to explore history, cultural context, and specific artistic techniques. Marissa Kennedy, teaching artist for Philadelphia Young Playwrights, uses writing prompts that encourage students to share their personal experiences. These two teaching artists will collaborate on this bookmaking and writing workshop while…

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