EXPLORING THE ROOTS OF VIOLENCE

Rethinking and Deconstructing Violence with Youth

Art Against Abuse: February 3rd

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Art Against Abuse:

Engaging Youth to End the Cycle of Violence

Date: February 3, 2012

Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Jane Addams College of Social Work

1040 West Harrison Street

Chicago, IL 60607

Description: In honor of Teen Dating Violence Prevention and Awareness Month, this training provides an opportunity for social workers, counselors, and educators interested in developing tools to use various art forms (poetry, puppetry, and visual arts) to engage youth who have experienced violence. The training will include workshops facilitated by leaders from community organizations, such as Between Friends, A Long Walk Home, Puppeteers without Borders, and Project NIA. Free Illinois Certified Domestic Violence Professional and Social Work CEUs will be offered, as well as Continuing Professional Development Units for educators. The training will also be an opportunity to network with other community organizations and social service providers! This training is being organized by Between Friends in partnership with the Jane Addams College of Social Work at UIC. The training is FREE.

Workshop titles include:

Therapeutic Puppet Play,
Using Arts as Tools for Social Change and Healing,

Giving Name to the Nameless: Using Poetry as an Anti-Violence Intervention with Girls and Young Women, and

(UN)PUBLISHED: Applications of the Use of Altered Books.

In depth workshop descriptions and facilitator biographies may be viewed here as well as on the registration form!

Space is limited – Registration is required!

Please complete the registration form and submit to: Between Friends c/o Colleen Norton. E-mail: cnorton@betweenfriendschicago.org, Fax: 773-262-2543. You will receive a confirmation email for the workshops for which you have registered prior to the event. Due to limited space, you may be required to choose another workshop.

For more information, please contact Colleen Norton at (773)274-5232 Ext. 26 or cnorton@betweenfriendschicago.org.

Visit the event on the Between Friend’s facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BetweenFriendsChicago#!/events/125251380920218/

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Author: rootsofviolence

This is a blog by Project NIA for our Exploring the Roots of Violence initiative.

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