Healing the Inner City Child

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Februar 2007



Healing the Inner City Child presents a diverse practical collection of creative arts therapies approaches that meet the ever-increasing mental health needs of inner city children, whose exposure to air and noise pollution, and relatively high instances of violence, crime and family pressures, is increasingly paving the way for depression and behavioral disorders. Drawing on their own professional experience in the disciplined use of music, art, drama and dance therapy, the contributors describe approaches that enable children to overcome the psychological obstacles they experience, and help them reach their full academic and personal potentials. They examine current research and psychoeducational trends and build a compelling case for the use of creative arts therapies with inner city populations. A must-read for creative arts therapists, psychologists, social workers and educators, this book offers practical information for those working to improve the life of children growing up i


Preface. Part One: Setting the Scene, Vanessa Camillieri.
1. The Inner City.
2. At-risk children.
3. Challenges Faced by At-risk Children in the Inner City.
4. Outcomes for At-risk children living in the Inner City.
5. Moderating Factors.
6. Therapy with Inner City At-risk children. Part Two: Healing the Inner City Child.
7. 'Hear Me Sing': Structured Group Songwriting with Inner City, At-risk Children, Vanessa Camilleri.
8. Lifesongs: Music Therapy with Adolescents in Foster Care, Diane Austin.
9. 'Can You Play With Me?' Dealing with Trauma, Grief and Loss through Analytical Music Therapy and Play Therapy, Juliane Kowski.
10. Honoring Timothy's spirit: Mural Making to Express, Process, and Overcome Grief and Loss, Dan Summer.
11. The Architecture of Self-expression: Creating Community through Art with Children on Chicago's South Side, Dorothy McGuire.
12. SOHO - Space of Her Own: An Art-based Mentoring Program for Girls, Linda Odell.
13. Colloboration and Creativity: Art Therapy Groups in a School Suspension Program , Ashley Dorr.
14. Prevention Interventions: Art and Drama Therapy in Three Settings, Janet Long and Laura Soble.
15.Emotional Repair through Action Methods: The Use of Psychodrama, Sociometry, Psychodramatic Journaling and Experiential Group Therapy with Adolescents, Tian Dayton.
16. 'Make Me Wanna Holler': Dramatic Encounters with Boys from the Inner City, Craig Haen.
17. 'Sit Down and Be Quiet !' Dance/movement Therapy in an Inner City Elementary School After-care Program, Susan Kierr Dyer.
18. Operatic Play: A Drama and Music Therapy Collaboration, Maria Hodermarska and Suzannah Scott-Moncrieff.
19. Safe Expressions: A Community-based Creative Arts Therapy Program for At-risk Youth, Mark Bottos, Flossie Ierardi and Mary O'Brien.
20. Rediscover, Reclaim and Rejoice: The Sesame Approach of Drama and Movement Therapy with Exploited Girls in India, Priyadarshini Senroy and Sonali Senroy.
21. A Safe Distance: An Intermodal Approach to Creating a Country Retreat for City Girls who have been Abused, Julie Lacy, Reina Michaelson and Carla Van Laar. The Contributors. Subject Index. Author Index.


Vanessa A. Camilleri holds a BA in Psychology and Education from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and an MA in Music Therapy from New York University. She has run two music therapy programs in inner city charter schools in New York City and Washington DC to help children develop social skills that enable them to succeed in school and beyond. She has also supervised undergraduate and graduate level students of music therapy, published several journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at regional and national conferences.
EAN: 9781843108245
ISBN: 1843108240
Untertitel: Creative Art Therapies with At-Risk Youth. 49:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21 in or 234 x 156 mm (Royal 8vo) Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2007
Seitenanzahl: 322 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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